Message from the RCCD Chief of Police
On behalf of the men and women of the Riverside Community College District Police Department (RCCDPD), I am pleased to welcome you to our website. This site represents an effort to provide our college community with an overview of the operation and services of the Riverside Community College District Police Department.
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.
Our Department strives to provide an atmosphere of safety, enabling the college community to focus on providing the highest quality of education. Please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with our department’s resources and services.
RCCDPD is staffed by highly trained POST-certified sworn police officers and support personnel who are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service. Our dispatch center is available 24/7 to take your call. Please feel free to contact the department any time.
Chief Robert Gunzel
Riverside Community College District Police Department
Robert Gunzel has been the Riverside Community College District police chief since 2016. Gunzel comes to RCCD from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department where he worked for 30 years and earned the rank of lieutenant. His last assignment with the Sheriff’s Department was as chief of police services for the city of Villa Park.
Gunzel is an accomplished leader in organizing and supervising a diverse workforce and specialized law enforcement units. He is a highly-decorated officer, having earned the Medal of Lifesaving (2007), the MADD California Hero Award (2003) and the Tustin Rotary Club Deputy of the Year (1999) award.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University.