Riverside Police Department

Mission, Vision, Core Values


The Riverside Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life by creating a safe environment in partnership with the people we serve. We act with humility and grit to reduce fear and crime, while treating all with respect, compassion, and fairness.


We will engage our community through exemplary service and unequaled professionalism, while employing a work force that reflects the diversity of our city. We will commit to implementing the latest technology available and best practices to meet the demands of 21st Century modern policing. We will invest in the success of our employees of the Riverside Police Department by providing excellent training opportunities, advancement, and personal growth.



Humility is the quality of having strength without arrogance.  Humble leaders understand the need for others to succeed, and are constantly looking for ways to develop and expand the leadership opportunities of those that work for them. They promote based on skill, talent, hard work, and performance.  One with humility is never afraid to admit they can learn from others.


Grit is courage, resolve, and strength of character. One with grit is an indomitable and irrepressible spirit that doesn't back down in the face of failure or obstacles. Grit acts like a driving force for someone to never give up or quit.  True leaders have grit, and find a way to navigate the roadblocks, or run through them, to move closer to their vision and goal.