Riverside County Sheriff's Department

Riverside County, created in 1893 from portions of San Bernardino and San Diego counties, is the fourth largest in the state of California covering over 7,300 square miles.

The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, with a staff of over 3,600 dedicated men and women, cover this expanse of southern California and are dedicated to serving the citizens of its communities with integrity, professionalism, leadership and loyalty.

Mission Statement

In partnership with the public we serve, we are dedicated to suppress and prevent crime through the reduction of criminal recidivism; we have the responsibility for upholding both the United States and California constitutions, the reasonable enforcement of all federal and state laws or ordinances, and all required mandates of the elected Sheriff; we serve our superior courts by providing court security, service of civil processes, and the execution of lawful orders of the court; we maintain our county jails and committed inmates in accordance with state guidelines and regulations in a fair and humane manner; and we perform the legal functions of the Coroner-Public Administrator with dignity and respect for those in need of our services.

Core Values

We, the members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, fill a variety of difficult and demanding roles as we provide law enforcement and related services to our communities. We recognize that trust and support are not automatically granted but must be earned.

To achieve and maintain superior service we proudly commit ourselves to exercise and display many important values.

I. Integrity

We are dedicated to honesty and integrity in all our actions and will uphold our ethical beliefs regardless of the consequences. Our actions must be above reproach. We will:

  • Demand honesty and loyalty.
  • Prevent abuse of the laws and violation of civil rights.
  • Promote and recognize ethical behavior and actions.
  • Report and confront employees who violate laws and the basic values of the organization.

II. Loyalty

We are dedicated and loyal to the citizens of our communities, our department, and our co-workers. Above all, we will be loyal to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. We will:

  • Take all reasonable steps and precautions to protect both the employees’ and the Department’s interest in incidents that present either danger or civil exposure.
  • Reward and recognize those who contribute to the development of more effective ways of providing the policing service.

III. Professionalism

We will serve with honor and vitality. Our professionalism dictates critical self-appraisal and objective analysis, with a commitment to community betterment. We will maintain the position of honor entrusted to us by those we serve. We will:

  • Openly discuss both ethical and operational issues.
  • Promote an atmosphere that encourages reasonable risk-taking and recognizes that growth and learning may be spawned by honest mistakes.
  • Recognize that it is our duty to prevent, report, and investigate crimes, and to pursue, apprehend, and prosecute lawbreakers.
  • Require professional performance for all members of the Department.

IV. Leadership

We are mandated by law and public expectation to be leaders. We will lead by example and by adherence to our professional ethics and values. We will:

  • Listen to and promote suggestions emanating from all levels of the Department.
  • Publicly acknowledge and praise employees who excel at their jobs.
  • Review and react to individual performance based upon the totality of the circumstances surrounding a decision or action.

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.

Adopted. 1956. The Peace Officers’ Association
of the State of California

Correctional Deputy Code of Ethics

As a Correctional Deputy, it is my fundamental duty to honor the Correctional Deputy Code of Ethics and the Value Statement of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. By doing so, I will demonstrate the true meaning of integrity, loyalty, professionalism, and leadership.

I will always be fair in the performance of my duties, never seeking to use my authority over others unjustly. I will perform my duties without prejudice or bias. I will maintain honesty of word and deed. I will act with integrity at all times, keeping my private life unsullied as an example. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department.

I will maintain calm in the face of ridicule and contempt, never employing more force than is necessary. I will never act officiously or permit personal feeling or friendship to influence me. I will always be aware of the safety and security of all those around me by maintaining a safe and secure environment. I will never use my position for personal gain, never accepting gratuities, nor will I exaggerate the limits of my authority.

I recognize the badge as a symbol of my profession and of the Department. I will maintain the integrity of my badge and position.

I will strive to achieve and embody the highest ideals and ethics of the Department, while always displaying the highest degree of professionalism -As a Correctional Deputy.

 

Martin Rivera

Feb 22, 2024
Full time
$35,942 - $55,120 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Palm Desert, CA, USA
Sheriff's Records Clerk I Salary:  $35,949.26 - $51,587.37 Annually    The Sheriff's Records Clerk I perform a wide variety of specialized clerical support services to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, which may include: interacting with incarcerated persons, criminal database verification, providing assistance to the public and other branches of law enforcement; performing other related duties as required. Incumbents will be required to develop an understanding of technical subject matter unique to the work and gather and inspect local, state, and federal criminal history; apply penal codes, rules, and regulations accordingly.    Sheriff's Records Clerk II Salary:  $37,877.00 - $55,112.20 Annually  The Sheriff's Records Clerk II is the journey-level classification.  The Sheriff’s Records Clerk II will be responsible for performing the most complex specialized clerical duties in support of...
Feb 22, 2024
Full time
$56,254 - $89,476 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department CA, USA
The Riverside County Sheriff's Office has an opportunity for multiple Court Deputies throughout Riverside County. Incumbents will serve as a peace officer responsible for maintaining security in the Superior Courts of the County of Riverside, maintaining order in the courts, providing assistance to the judges, assisting in the service of civil and criminal documents, and performing other related duties as required.   Competitive candidates will have previous experience working for a law enforcement agency in the court room, on-patrol or as a Correctional Deputy. The Court Deputy is a journey level classification and reports to an appropriate supervisory or manager level position. Incumbents have peace officer authority while on-duty as Court Deputies in the Superior Courts of the County of Riverside. When not needed in the courtrooms, they serve civil and criminal documents in the field or assist in processing office paperwork. Meet the Team! The law...
Feb 22, 2024
Full time
$38,684 - $57,588 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Riverside, CA, USA
The Riverside County Sheriff's Office has an opportunity for multiple Correctional Senior Food Service Workers in Riverside and Murrieta. The incumbents will be responsible for preparing food and overseeing the work of inmates at various facilities. Additionally, the Correctional Senior Food Service Workers will be responsible for serving, cleaning kitchen facilities, and performing other related duties as required. The most competitive candidates will currently possess a food handlers' card and be ServSafe certified.   All employees will be required to work a rotating shift. The shift rotations take place every 4 months. Shift one:    2:00 AM -11:30 AM Shift two:     6:00 AM - 3:30 PM Shift three:  10:00 AM - 7:30 PM Meet the Team! The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County  Sheriff’s  Office, with a staff of over 3,600 dedicated men and women, cover the expanse of over 7,300 square miles in southern California....
Feb 22, 2024
Full time
$49,252 - $66,956 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Riverside, CA, USA
Duties A correctional deputy works within the Sheriff’s jail system to control inmates by performing duties such as: Administer medication to inmates as prescribed by a physician. Control contraband through routine facility and inmate searches. Maintain security through key, door, tool and equipment control. Perform business and record keeping functions. Photograph inmates, take fingerprints. Prepare and distribute paperwork, route booking sheets. Prepare inmates for transport by applying restraint equipment and inspecting vehicles for safety. Receive inmates, process inmate correspondence and phone calls. Supervise inmates during meals and recreational activities. Salary & Benefits In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff’s Department, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System ( PERS ) and offers an excellent retirement program offering:...
Feb 22, 2024
Full time
$52,062 - $70,470 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department CA, USA
The County of Riverside Sheriff's Office is seeking candidates for the Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer I position to support their Palm Desert and Riverside locations. The Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer I will receive emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency requests for services from the public or other agencies and directs calls to appropriate resources; operates and controls radio-dispatching equipment; dispatches appropriate county, city, and other emergency units; and performs other related duties as required. The Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer I is the trainee level classification in the Sheriff's 911 Communication Officer series and reports to an appropriate supervisory level position. Incumbents receive on-the-job training in the techniques and procedures of dispatching and operating radio and other Command/Communication Centers equipment. Direct supervision is initially exercised over positions in this class, and as training and proficiency...
Feb 09, 2024
Full time
$38,684 - $57,588 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Riverside, CA, USA
The Riverside County Sheriff's Office has an opportunity for multiple Correctional Senior Food Service Workers in Banning and Indio. The incumbents will be responsible for preparing food and overseeing the work of inmates at various facilities. Additionally, the Correctional Senior Food Service Workers will be responsible for serving, cleaning kitchen facilities, and performing other related duties as required. The most competitive candidates will currently possess a food handlers card and be ServSafe certified.   All employees will be required to work a rotating shift. The shift rotations take place every 4 months. Shift one:    2:00 AM -11:30 AM Shift two:     6:00 AM - 3:30 PM Shift three:  10:00 AM - 7:30 PM Meet the Team! The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County  Sheriff’s  Office, with a staff of over 3,600 dedicated men and women, cover the expanse of over 7,300 square miles in southern California....
Feb 08, 2024
Full time
$46,041 - $72,292 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department CA, USA
The County of Riverside Sheriff's Department seeks qualified individuals for the position of Correctional Cook to support their correctional facilities throughout Riverside County.  As a Correctional Cook, you will work side by side with support staff of both Food Service Workers and volunteer inmates to prepare entire meals for one of our prison populations. This is an opportunity to work in a fast paced environment, gaining valuable institutional kitchen and supervisory skills while refining your large-scale cooking experience, as well as offering plenty of advancement opportunities.  Applications for this position will be reviewed monthly on a bi-weekly basis.   $10,000 Hiring Bonus!   The bonus is $10,000 spread over 5 years. $500 - Upon hiring $500 - After 6 months (successful probation period) $1000 - @ 12 months $2,000 - @ 24 months $2,000 - @36 months $2,000 - @ 48 months $2,000 - @ 60 months  Learn more about the...
Feb 08, 2024
Full time
$67,481 - $103,182 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department CA, USA
Correctional Deputy:   Eligible applicants for Correctional Deputy must possess a valid California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) -  Adul t Corrections  Officer Core Course Certification . Correctional Deputy Lateral:  A Lateral candidate is an individual who is currently working in a California adult correctional facility as a correctional deputy or equivalent, has passed their probationary period, and has obtained their California STC - Adult Corrections Officer Core Course Certification. Correctional Deputy Pre-Service:  A Pre-Service candidate is an individual who holds a California STC - Adult Corrections Officer Core Course Certification and is currently not working in a law enforcement agency. * We are currently not accepting  California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation   applicants as Pre-Service/Lateral candidates. Deputy Sheriff:   Eligible...
Jan 31, 2024
Full time
$67,438 - $92,369 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Moreno Valley, CA, USA
The Riverside County Sheriff's Office has an opportunity for multiple Crime Analysts throughout Riverside County. The incumbents will be responsible for assisting law enforcement staff in the analysis of suspected or documented criminal activity, collecting, compiling, preparing, and evaluating statistical data, and performing other work as required. Candidates that possess experience in crime and intelligence analysis are highly desired. Competitive candidates will also possess a Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate and/or a degree in crime analysis, criminal justice, statistics, business administration, public administration, or other closely related field. The incumbents will be required to travel throughout Riverside County. Additionally, the incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and be available to work overtime as needed.   Meet the Team! The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County  Sheriff’s  Office,...
Jan 31, 2024
Full time
$52,477 - $54,052 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department CA, USA
Duties A correctional deputy works within the Sheriff’s jail system to control inmates by performing duties such as: Escort inmates to the Medical Unit Control contraband through routine facility and inmate searches. Maintain security through key, door, tool and equipment control. Perform business and record keeping functions. Photograph inmates, take fingerprints. Prepare and distribute paperwork, route booking sheets. Prepare inmates for transport by applying restraint equipment and inspecting vehicles for safety. Receive inmates, process inmate correspondence and phone calls. Supervise inmates during meals and recreational activities. Salary & Benefits In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff’s Office, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program offering: Education/Degree : A 2.5% premium pay...
Jan 31, 2024
Full time
$63,976 - $93,854 yearly
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Riverside, CA, USA
Duties A deputy sheriff will perform a wide variety of law enforcement functions: Build relationships among local communities. Enforce state laws and local ordinances and provide traffic enforcement. Investigate criminal acts and arrest criminal offenders. Patrol assigned beat areas. Prepare incident reports and ensure the safe storage of held property and/or evidence. Serve and administer civil and criminal documents. Testify in court. Transport inmates Work on special enforcement details Salary & Benefits  addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff’s Office, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program offering: Advanced Certification : Intermediate and Advanced levels of POST certification also qualify for additional compensation. Education/Degree : A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a...