Riverside Police Department

Salary and Benefits Police Officer


  • Academy pay is $4,717 per month
  • Police Officer, starting step 1 salary $5,425
  • Police Officer, ending step 7 salary $6,924
  • Lateral police officer salary determined by experience, training and education.


  • 4 day work week, 10 hours a day
  • The City offers seven health insurance plans and three dental plans and contributes up to $1,232 per month for employee and dependent coverage.
  • 100 % paid California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Retirement 3% at 50 years old.
  • Uniforms and Equipment supplied by the department
  •  10% additional pay for Intermediate POST Certificate Pay
  • 15% additional pay for Advanced POST Certificate Pay
  •  3% additional pay for Motor Officers
  •  3% additional pay for Bilingual Officers
  •  3% additional pay for Metro Officers (full time SWAT)
  • 1.5% additional pay for Collateral Metro Officers (SWAT, Snipers, and Hostage Negotiations
  •  Shift Differential / 5 years of service Swing Shift $288 / Graveyard $384
  •  For additional benefits information, please visit the benefits website: www.riversideca.gov/human/benefits.

The Riverside Police Department is dedicated to hiring only those individuals who meet the highest of professional standards with a commitment to serving all members of their community with sensitivity, empathy, and impartiality.

RPD Salary and Benefits
General Information
RPD Recruiters Line:
Officer Cupido - 951-826-5344
Officer Hill - 951-826-5245
RPD Recruiters Email
RPD-Recruiter@RiversideCA.gov - click here to email
City Human Resources:
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