Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Friday, June 9, 2006
Contact Officer Cheryl Hayes, Personnel & Training Division
Phone (951) 826-5867

Riverside Police Job Fair: June 17

Riverside, Ca- The Riverside Police Depart wants you – “the Best of the Best” – for available positions as Police Officers, Public Safety Dispatchers, Cadets and Crossing Guards. The RPD recruiting team will be answering questions and processing applications at RPD’s first-ever Job Fair, Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bordwell Park, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd., in Riverside.

The Job Fair is the latest step in Riverside PD’s aggressive efforts to seek out the best possible candidates for various police positions during a time of growth in the City of Riverside. “The Riverside Police Department is committed to recruiting the best of the best, to providing applicants with an expedited but thorough path through careful screening to a job offer, and to our goal of having our department look more and more like the community we serve,” said Chief of Police Russ Leach.

Riverside PD offers very competitive compensation to qualified applicants, as well as a $5,000 signing bonus to current law enforcement officers who make a lateral transfer to RPD. On-site testing will be conducted at 11 a.m. at the park.

The Job Fair will include police unit demonstrations by specially-trained K9 unit dogs, the SWAT team, Aviation helicopter and Bike Team. There will also be face painting and a jumper tent, for a fun, family-friendly event.