Riverside Police Department
Community Services Bureau
The Community Services Bureau (CSB) was established to strengthen the relationship between the community and the police department. The CSB provides a proactive and innovative approach to problem solving, personal safety,
and crime prevention.
“Community Policing is not a goal in and of itself; the purpose of Community Policing is to help achieve a safer and more livable city. The CSB has been tasked with developing and delivering Riverside Police Department programs to enhance our Community Policing efforts thereby making our neighborhoods safer and better” said Chief Sergio Diaz.
Personnel in the CSB coordinate the Police Department’s community programs including the Citizen’s Academy, Crime Free Multi-Housing, Police Explorer Post 714, Neighborhood and Business Watch, Opportunity With Education (OWE), Teen 2 Teen, Traffic Education, the Volunteer Unit, You Are Not Alone (YANA), and Youth Court. In addition, the CSB is tasked with assisting with the newly created Riverside Police Foundation.
The CSB also coordinates and tracks all community programs, facilitates media events, and assists staff in other divisions with community outreach.
For more information about the Community Services Bureau or the programs offered, contact Supervisor Karen Haverkamp at 951-826-5644 email@example.com .