The Riverside City College Safety and Police Department is a POST certified agency that complies with all California state standards for recruitment and training, per California Penal Code Section 13522.
Authority & Services
Pursuant to Section 830.32a of the Penal Code and 72330 of the Education Code, our law enforcement authority extends on or near the campus of the community college and on or near other grounds or properties owned, operated, controlled, or administered by the community college. The Riverside Community College District Police Department's authority is identical to that of municipal and county law enforcement officers. As such, the RCCD Police Department is responsible for reporting and investigating all criminal matters on or near properties owned and operated by the District.
Our mission is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for our students, staff, faculty, and community; to enforce the law respectfully and appropriately with compassion and integrity; to safeguard the lives and property of our colleges and their surrounding neighborhoods; and to build strong relationships with the members of our diverse community.
Working with Other Law Enforcement Agencies
We have Memorandums of Understanding with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, which provide the department with assistance for incidents requiring specialized resources and expertise. These MOU's also provide the guidelines for Riverside City College Safety and Police to assist municipal law enforcement in providing police services to our surrounding communities.
The Department Today
Riverside City College police officers are part of the Riverside Community College District Police Department, which employs sworn police personnel to Norco College, Moreno Valley College, and Riverside City College. The Department organization consists of a Chief of Police, three Sergeants, six Corporals, Police Officers, Reserve Officers, one Community Service Coordinator, and Community Service Aids.
Community Service Aids perform regular, non-emergency duties: parking enforcement; traffic control; supervision of college functions and special events; public escorts; assisting public with parking violations; securing college parking lots and buildings; jumpstarts and lockouts for vehicles; and special assignments.