Riverside County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Riverside County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 4095 Lemon Street, Riverside, 92501 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 951-955-2400

Riverside County Sheriff's Department is located at 4095 Lemon Street, Riverside, 92501 CA. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department phone number is 951-955-2400.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department News

24 years ago, Deputy Mark Kemp succumbed to injuries stemming from exposure to chemicals during an investigation of an illegal drug lab. Deputy Kemp suffered from increased respiratory distress, with severe asthma attacks, after the initial incident in 1990. In November 1993, Deputy Kemp was rushed to the hospital in full respiratory arrest after teaching a K9 class. On November 9, 1994, Deputy Kemp began to feel shortness of breath while attending a class and was taken to the hospital in full respiratory distress. Deputy Kemp did not respond to intubation/mechanical ventilation and succumbed to the attack. On this day we remember, Deputy Mark Kemp and his service to the citizens of Riverside County will never be forgotten. #neverforgotten #riversidesheriff

Sergeant Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department paid the ultimate sacrifice earlier this morning while responding to an active shooter scene in Thousand Oaks. RSO sends our deepest condolences to the family, department and community. #differentbadgesamefamily

Congratulations to Sergeant Sam Morovich who graduated from the prestigious Sherman Block Leadership Institute (SLI). SLI is a comprehensive eight month leadership course designed to enhance leadership and personal growth with an emphasis on ethical decision-making. Sergeant Morovich is pictured with Assistant Sheriff Kevin Vest. #proudtobeRSO

The Homeless Outreach Team was created by Sheriff Stan Sniff in 2016 to address the growing homeless issues in Riverside County. The team also known as HOT, is a two person team committed to assisting the community with issues related to homelessness through education and outreach. The team addresses issues surrounding quality of life, encampments, and assessment of housing needs through a collaborative effort with county agencies and nonprofit partners. RSO is committed to a joint effort in solving the issues surrounding homelessness. Instead of giving directly to the homeless, we encourage our citizens to partner with proven and reliable organizations to give back to the communities we live in. This can be done through the donation of time, effort, and resources. For more information on how you can help, email the team at HomelessOutreach@RiversideSheriff.org. #riversidesheriff

This past weekend RSO attended Palm Springs Pride, an annual weekend-long event celebrating the LGBT community. This is the largest such event in Riverside County, each year drawing more than 50,000 visitors. The festival and parade are produced by Greater Palm Springs Pride (pspride.org), a non-profit organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and to promote the history, diversity and future prosperity of the Coachella Valley’s LGBT community. RSO has proudly participated in Palm Springs Pride events for the last several years, conducting job recruitment and also participating in the parade. #palmspringspride #riversidesheriff

Menifee Homicide Investigation Update- Public Assistance Needed. RSO Central Homicide Unit developed information that led to the identification of two suspects responsible for the home invasion murder of Silvano Esteves, age 43, of Menifee. The two suspects have been identified as Rodolfo Garcia, age 35, of Perris and Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, age 34, of Littlerock, CA. RSO Central Homicide Unit shared this information with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and a subsequent search of Guzman’s property in Littlerock was conducted and human remains were located. Guzman remains a person of interest regarding the human remains found at the Littlerock property on Thursday, October 11th, 2018. On Monday, October 29, 2018 the RSO SWAT team served a high-risk search warrant in the 21600 block of Club Drive, Perris. Rodolfo Garcia was arrested without incident and booked into custody on murder charges related to the Silvano Esteves murder. Jesus “Chuy” Guzman remains at large and is considered “Armed and Dangerous.” Both the Riverside and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Departments are working collaboratively to locate and apprehend Guzman. Jesus “Chuy” Guzman is a Hispanic Male adult, 34 years of age, 5’5” tall, 150 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Should you see Guzman, do not approach and call 911 immediately. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Central Homicide Unit, Investigator Joshua Manjarrez at (760) 393-3530 or Investigator Martin Alfaro at 760-393 3528. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form - - - > https://www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline/ LASD https://bit.ly/2yMQQ2f

TOMORROW, RSO will be participating in the Cop on a Rooftop Event to help raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Visit your local Dunkin’ Donuts from 6 - 10 AM to show your support for Special Olympics Southern California. With any donation made, you will receive a FREE medium coffee. There are over 60 locations participating in Southern California. Participating locations in Riverside County are: Wildomar............................RSO - Lake Elsinore Stn & CHP - Temecula Murrieta.............................Murrieta PD Corona...............................RSO - Jurupa Valley Stn Riverside (Van Buren)........UCR PD Riverside (La Sierra)...........CHP - Riverside Indio...................................Indio PD #CopOnARooftop #SpecialOlympics #DunkinDonuts #RiversideSheriff

Wishing you a Happy Halloween from all of us here at RSO!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane...no it’s SUPER K9 RIO! Come out and see Rio and the rest of our super K9 squad at the 2018 K9 Trials this Saturday! See event details here - - - > https://bit.ly/2SuSsFT #rsok9team

Halloween is only 2 days away folks! Here are a few safety tips to remember for drivers and trick-or-treaters. #Halloween2018 #besafe #riversidesheriff

Congratulations to Basic Correctional Deputy Academy Class 83 who graduated last night! Class 83 had a total of 22 graduates, 16 RSO, 1 Anaheim PD, 1 Corona PD, 1 Inyo County Sheriff, 1 Pomona PD, and 2 from the Moreno Valley Community College. Congratulations on your new career! #proudtobeRSO #benclarktrainingcenter

A huge thank you to Mrs. Marie Fritts of Fritts Ford for donating K9 Trauma kits for our K9 Team! Mrs. Fritts has always been a huge supporter of our team and we are grateful for her generosity...and the K9s were thankful for all the treats she spoiled them with. 😋 #rsok9team #riversidesheriff

Yesterday, Sheriff Stan Sniff promoted 6 to the rank of Sergeant. Please join us in congratulating Anthony Pelato, Bryan De Loss, Jaime Hermosillo, Saykham Iemsisanith, Christopher Varela, and Mark Wallace. #proudtobeRSO

On October 24, 1988, Investigator Davis was involved in Operation Border Ranger, a joint drug smuggling interdiction operation being conducted in Imperial County by six Southern California Sheriff's Departments, the National Guard and Federal authorities. At approximately 9:30 PM, the California Army National Guard helicopter, which carried Investigator Davis and other members of the team, crashed into the mountainous area of western Imperial County. The aircraft was immediately consumed by fire and all aboard died instantly. Investigator Davis was survived by his wife and 5 children. Tragically in 2014, on this same day, Investigator Davis' son, Michael Davis Jr., a deputy sheriff for Placer County Sheriff's Office, was also killed in the line of duty, exactly 26 years after the passing of his father. Our thoughts are with the Davis family today, as we remember both father and son. They will never be forgotten. #alwaysinourhearts #thinblueline #riversidesheriff http://www.riversidesheriff.org/honor/davis.asp

CHP video celebrating our Women Leaders in Law Enforcement featuring RSO's very own, Captain Misty Reynolds. Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You. #proudtobeRSO

Deployment of NC4 Street Smart On Tuesday, October 16th the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved our request to acquire and implement NC4’s Street Smart software to more effectively fight crime. With the deployment of NC4 Street Smart®, we will equip 1,400+ patrol and investigative personnel with the sophisticated technology and critical resources they need to reduce crime and contribute to the safety of the communities we serve. Street Smart will help the department provide safety and security to the more than 2 million residents by providing a crime-fighting solution that arms our officers with critical real-time data in their vehicles while they patrol our communities. This solution will allow the deputies to stay apprised of activities and to collaborate using situation-based bulletins, continuously updated crime maps, incident recaps, and case management tools that optimize the sharing of crime-related information to pinpoint crimes, patterns, and identify offenders. Investigators will have direct access to report recaps and gain the ability to search across incidents prior to reports being completed or approved. “I’m excited about this new technology and its potential to not only solve crimes quicker, but to allow collaboration between deputies, stations and other law enforcement agencies in real-time” said Stan Sniff, Sheriff of Riverside County. The deployment of Street Smart is the first step in the Department’s implementation of a new Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS). A core feature of Street Smart technology is the ability to perform a single data search across multiple streams of data, including CAD and RMS, for relevant information that can be immediately shared, which maximizes policing effectiveness. Cities using Street Smart technology report increased safety for officers and citizens, double-digit decreases in crime, reductions in the time between incident and arrest. Street Smart is scheduled to go live in January 2019 and will facilitate improved data sharing between patrol and investigative personnel as well as other county departments and allied law enforcement agencies using a common operational perspective. About NC4 NC4 delivers revolutionary safety and security solutions that empower businesses, government organizations and communities to defend against cyber threats, collect and disseminate intelligence to mitigate risks, and share information to fight crime and manage incidents. NC4 solutions are used by private sector companies involved in financial services, high-tech, insurance, retail, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and other industries. In the public sector, NC4 solutions are used by federal, state, and local agencies in homeland security, emergency management, and law enforcement disciplines. NC4 takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to safety and security by providing: cyber threat defense solutions that drive the development of a sharing culture and reduce operational friction; global security and travel intelligence, analysis, traveler tracking, and relevant real-time threat alerting to mitigate enterprise risks and a common operating picture for fighting crime and managing emergencies. For information about NC4, visit www.NC4.com or call toll-free, 1-877-624-4999.

Yesterday, RSO participated in the 20th Annual #CopsforKids Fly-In Event at Loma Linda Children's Hospital. Officers and deputies from several local law enforcement agencies met with pediatric patients and their families. Children toured the helicopters, SWAT trucks, police units and motorcycles. It was awesome to be able to bring so many smiles to so many children. #proudtobeRSO

Earlier today, Sheriff Stan Sniff presented 16 of our employees with service pin awards. Employees with 25 and 30 years of service were honored! Needless to say, that's a whole lot of experience in one room. 25 Years of Service Community Service Officer II Jason Brown Lieutenant Mathieu Burden Sergeant John Carlberg Communications Supervisor Barbara Frish Correctional Sergeant Katherine Morrison Retired Sr. 911 Communications Officer Starla Paiva Investigative Technician II Sharay Robinson Sergeant Brett Seckinger Admin Services Manager II Darcelle Seiler 30 years of Service Retired Correctional Corporal Kimberly Atlas Sheriff Service Officer II Terry Betzer 911 Communication Officer Richard Dickinson Sheriff Service Officer II Irma Lozano Food Services Manager Renee Rice Fingerprint Examiner II Thailoi Tran Sergeant Randy Vasquez Congratulations to all! #proudtobeRSO

We have some exciting news for you! RSO Dispatch has put together our first ever RSO K9 Calendar! >>insert happy dance<< Calendars are $25 each (price includes shipping). Proceeds will go to the RSO K9 Team and the RSO Baker2Vegas Dispatch Team! Support both teams by ordering yours today! Payments will be processed via PayPal at rsok9calendar@aol.com - Please choose “friends/family” option and remember to add your mailing address when purchasing. A special shoutout to RSO Dispatcher Karie for her hard work in putting this together for our teams! #proudtobeRSO

Please join us in welcoming our newest Deputy Sheriff, Page Broughton. Deputy Broughton was sworn in this morning by Undersheriff Bill Di Yorio. Welcome to our family! #proudtobeRSO

ICYMI: Sunday the Los Angeles Chargers honored Deputy George Scott and bloodhound K9 Copper during halftime as part of their “Hometown Heroes” segment. Deputy Scott and K9 Copper were selected by the Chargers organization after hearing about the recent rescue of a missing 80-year-old elderly man in Idyllwild. Congratulations Deputy Scott and K9 Copper. #proudtobeRSO

2 years ago today, Palm Springs Police Officers Jose “Gil” Vega & Lesley Zerebny were tragically killed in the line of duty. RSO stands with the Palm Springs Police Department. We will never forget. #heroes