How do I test to become a Riverside police officer?

Testing occurs every 2 years or as a list is exhausted. Our last published list was in July 2016. Applicant must be of good moral character, of temperate habits, sound health and physically able to perform the duties of the position for which they apply. The burden of establishing these qualifications rests upon the applicant. The applicant furnishes, along with an application:

  • A copy of Military Service Record
  • Discharge Papers
  • Social Security card
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. Certificate
  • College/University Degree
  • If requested, a copy of a certified transcript of course work from an accredited College/University

Helpful Tips

  • Get a Law Enforcement internship through a college or university
  • Get part time employment with a Police Department, perhaps as a community service officer, communications dispatcher or records clerk.

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1. Is door to door solicitation allowed in Riverside?
2. How do I test to become a Riverside police officer?
3. Why did I receive a parking ticket?
4. How do I pay a ticket?
5. How do I contest an ordinance violation or parking ticket?
6. How do I know my court date?
7. What do I do if my parking ticket went to collections?
8. How do I know when to go to court if I'm the victim of a crime?
9. Someone I care about got arrested and could not make bond. Can I visit them?
10. How do I get a crash (accident) report?
11. What do I do if my vehicle was towed?
12. How do I submit a crime tip?
13. How do I submit a Freedom of Information Act request and what are the guidelines?
14. What do I need to do to pick up my property?
15. How do I file a citizen complaint?
16. How do I file a thank you or a compliment?
17. Does the police department offer fingerprinting?