Riverside Police Department
The Support Services
Division provides essential police related support for the department
and the citizens of Riverside.
Support Services includes:
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.
Court Services 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.
Fleet 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.
The 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.
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.