The Management Services
Division provides essential police related support for the department
and the citizens of Riverside.
Management Services includes:
Fiscal Management Accounting Unit
Fiscal Management is responsible for the preparation and administration of
the department's budget, grants, asset forfeiture funds, payroll, and accounting.
Accounting Unit The Accounting Unit processes all
requests for purchases and payments and assists in budget preparation. This
unit is also responsible for account reconciliation and the processing of
bimonthly payroll for department employees. This unit arranges for travel to training schools and conferences
for department employees.
The RPD Court Services Unit (CSU) is responsible for the coordination of subpoenas and court appearances. The
CSU was created in 1994 to reduce unnecessary court related overtime costs. The Unit processes more than 15,000 subpoenas
annually and acts as a liaison between the department and the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. CSU staff works
directly with the Deputy District Attorneys and Officers to relay current case status and information and to call-off
Officers from cases that have been continued or are no longer on the court calendar.
Maintenance The Fleet Maintenance Unit oversees the vehicle preventive
maintenance program for all police department vehicles. This program ensures
that police vehicles are inspected, maintained, and repaired on a regular
basis. In addition, staff from fleet maintenance work closely with the city
purchasing department to make certain that bid specifications are sent to
qualified vendors and that the bids submitted are fairly evaluated.
Fleet Maintenance Unit also researches new police vehicle equipment for
technical efficiency. The Riverside Police Department currently maintains 376 police vehicles.
Facilities Management The
Facilities Management Unit is responsible for building maintenance in the
three main police facilities and several off-site facilities.
Enforcement Detail The Alarm Enforcement Unit tracks departmental responses
to business and residence alarms in Riverside.
Grant Unit The Grant Unit is
responsible for grant research and development, financial report
documentation, grant monitoring including expenditures and revenues, and
department compliance in the use of grant funds. The Grant Unit is also the
principal liaison for grant monitoring and financial audits inspections.
The Police Department has been successful in obtaining federal and state grant funds
over the past several years. These funds allow the department to purchase new equipment, upgrade existing systems,
and hire personnel. Grant funds have enabled the Riverside Police Department to purchase state of the art technology
and systems that make this department a recognized leader in the law enforcement arena. In addition, implementation
of this technology has made the department more efficient in providing effective community policing programs that
enhance the safety and quality of life in the city.
The following are grant
awards from the federal government:
|Justice Administration Grant 2009 (JAG) - $225,973
The Justice Administration Grant pays for one
Evidence Technician position. In addition, the 2009 funding will purchase replacement
computer equipment and portable radios.
|Justice Administration Grant 2009 ARRA - $928,874
These stimulus funds provided through the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act will fund an evidence technician,
detective and police records specialist position. In addition, 15 marked patrol units and 4 motorcycles will be
|COPS Technology 2009 - $895,000
Funds will be used to create a regional
interoperable communications system made up of multiple subsystems
with the core technology using fixed internet protocol gateways at
existing public radio sites. The goal is to provide mission critical communications for
public safety agencies within the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
|Solving Cold Cases using DNA 2008 - $500,000
This grant will provide funds to enable the department to review and
investigate violent crime “cold cases” that have the potential to be
solved using DNA analysis.
|State Homeland Security Program 2009 - $72,350
This grant provides funds for equipment,
training, planning, and administrative needs of first responders.
These funds will be used to purchase protective ensembles for
our Technical Services Unit.
Also funding is provided for specialized training in law enforcement
intelligence, hazardous materials, robotics maintenance and bomb
|Urban Area Security Initiative 2009 - $468,022
Funds will be used to purchase equipment for the
technical services unit. Equipment purchases will include hazardous device detection tools,
mobile equipment trailer and tow vehicles to enhance response
capabilities to hazardous, suspicious or explosive devices.
|Bulletproof Vest Program 2009/10 - $6,178|
will be used to help offset the costs of body armor for police
|Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant 2008 - $95,000
These funds are used to improve the quality and
timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services to
eliminate backlogs in the analysis of forensic evidence.
Funds were used to purchase equipment for fingerprint
analysis, digital imaging, computer forensics and cell phone
forensics. Funding was also
used for education and training of the forensic evidence staff.
|Anti-Drug Abuse 2009 - $84,086
Funds are used to subsidize the cost of personnel assigned to the
West County Narcotics Task Force (WCNTF). The WCNTF has increased
the narcotics enforcement in and around the city of Riverside. Task
force efforts have resulted in seized assets that have been
forfeited and obtained for use in future narcotics and law
|High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program -
Inland Crackdown Alliance - $170,080
These funds through the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) are
used to support the Inland Crackdown Allied Task Force (INCA). This
task force targets major drug-trafficking and money laundering
organizations based in Riverside County. Funds provide for the
maintenance and operation of one helicopter and also to provide
overtime funding for staff.
|Inland Regional Apprehension Team (IRAT) - $16,329
This multi-jurisdictional task force funded
through the Federal Bureau of Investigation is a multi-agency group
whose goal is to identify, locate, and apprehend violent offenders
wanted for committing violent crimes.
|Southern California Innocence Lost Task Force (SOCAIL) -
The goal of this multi-jurisdictional SOCAIL task
force is to provide a rapid investigative response to reported
federal crimes involving the sexual victimization of children.
The following are grant
awards from the state government:
State Citizens Option for Public Safety 2009/10 (COPS) - $313,930
State Citizens Option for Public Safety 2008/09 (COPS) - $215,947
The State COPS grant provides for front line municipal police
services. Funds are used to pay salaries for the computer
forensics detective, support staff for Special Operations, a
Police Record Supervisor and three Police Record Specialists.
|Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) 2009 - $85,821
Grant funds will be used to conduct a
comprehensive alcohol enforcement program that combats alcohol
related crimes such as purchases and sales to underage persons
and nuisance/problematic establishments.
|Office of Traffic Safety (DUI) Driving Under the
Influence Traffic Enforcement Program 2009 - $441,694
Grant funds will be used to conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols
in order to reduce the number of people killed and injured in
alcohol involved crashes. Equipment purchase will include one motorcycle and
checkpoint supplies/equipment. The grant also funds a portion of a Sergeant position and
|Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Mini Checkpoint Grant 2009/10
used for a year long click it or ticket seat belt enforcement
campaign in order to increase the level of seat belt usage.
of Traffic Safety 2007-2010 AVOID the 30 program - $701,983
The Riverside Police Department will serve as the host agency
for a regional Driving Under the Influence program in Riverside
County to reduce alcohol-involved fatalities and injuries and
raise general public awareness regarding the problems associated
with drinking and driving.
|California Highway Patrol – 2010 Every 15 Minutes program
Funds were used to conduct a two-day program focusing on
challenging teenagers challenging to think about drinking,
driving, personal safety and the responsibility of making mature
This year in March/April 2010, the program was
conducted at Martin Luther King High School.
|DUI Youth Safety 2009/10 - $5,000
This grant provided through the County of Riverside, Community
Health Agency provides funds to conduct a Driving Under the Influence
training program for high school students in the city of Riverside.
|Safe Routes to School 2008-10 - $30,000
The goal of this grant, funded by the of Riverside,
Community Health Agency, is to conduct pedestrian and bicycle
safety programs for children in elementary schools in the city
|Riverside Auto Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) 2009/10 -
Funds are used to support the multi-jurisdictional task force that
concentrates its efforts on the detection, identification and
apprehension of professional vehicle thieves operating in Riverside County.
Funds pay for the salary of one Police Detective