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

More promotions here at RSO today! Sheriff Stan Sniff promoted 6 to the rank of Sheriff's Investigator in front of a huge crowd of family and friends! A huge congratulations to newly promoted investigators, David Aldrich, Robert Grmusha, Phillip Pike, Juan Andrade, Brandon Cardinale and Wesley Martinelli. #weareRSO

Wow! What a great turnout for our Women’s Recruitment event today held in Moreno Valley. The annual Women’s Symposium featured RSO women of all ranks discussing careers opportunities with the Sheriff’s Department. If you or someone you know is interested in a position or has questions about job opportunities, please contact our Recruitment Unit at 1.888.JoinRSD or visit the website www.JoinRSD.org #riversidesheriff

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Today RSO deputies participated in Read Across America Day by reading to children across Riverside County! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” -Dr. Seuss #readacrossamericaday #weareRSO

Happy Friday folks, we have some bragging to do today! We would like to give a huge shoutout to our Aviation Unit deputies Eric Bashta and Jerry Osterloh who just received the MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award by the Helicopter Association International. Both deputies were recognized for their heroic efforts during a critical incident in Lake Elsinore in 2017. It is because of their courageous actions that this incident was able to be safely brought to an end. We are proud to recognize Deputies Bashta and Osterloh and congratulate them on this highly coveted award. #weareRSO #protectingriversidecounty Riverside County Sheriff's Aviation Unit

Who’s feeling creative today? Can you help us caption this picture of K9 Chico? #workingdogwednesday

This morning, RSO welcomed Deputy Scott Trumbo, who comes to us from Shelby, Michigan. Deputy Trumbo was sworn in this morning by Undersheriff Bill Di Yorio. Welcome to the RSO family Deputy Trumbo! #weareRSO

RSO Remembers Deputy Howard Scheffler, End of watch: 02.29.1956 On Wednesday, February 29, 1956, Deputy Scheffler was killed in an automobile accident. Deputy Howard Scheffler was hired on February 1, 1955 and was assigned to the Indio Station. He was employed with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for one year. Before joining the Riverside Sheriff's Department, he worked for Coronado Police Department. Deputy Scheffler left behind a wife and twin daughters. On this day we remember Deputy Howard Scheffler and his service to the citizens of Riverside County will never be forgotten. #alwaysinourhearts #thinblueline #riversidesheriff

We would like to give a huge shout out to our RSO employees who participated in the Law Enforcement National Championship 5k run this past Saturday. The “Running from the Law” 5k run was hosted by the Palm Springs Police Officers' Association in honor of all officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty We are proud to announce this year’s national champion is our very own Deputy Daniel Godnick, who scored 1st place in the men’s division with a total time of 17:41. Also competing were Correctional Deputy Paul Jue who scored 3rd place in the men’s division and Deputy Roxy Salas who came in 3rd place in the women’s division. Investigator Shannon Wheeler also participated and scored 2nd in her age category. As always, we are so proud of our employees and the way they represent our Department on and off-duty! #weareRSO #tanandgreen

Today, Basic Academy Class 204 went to the The Grove Community Church in Riverside, to help set up their annual rummage sale. Recruits from Class 204 helped load and unload toys, clothing items, furniture, and other donated items. Class 204 has 31 recruits and is currently in their 3rd week of training. #community #weareRSO

Congratulations to Sergeant William Stens who graduated from Class 406 of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, an 8 month leadership program. Chief Deputy Brandon Ford and Captain David Kurylowicz were present to congratulate him on this great achievement. Job well done Sergeant Stens! #weareRSO

It’s Friday and we have another great story for you! Last month, Deputy Favian Nuno and his family were on vacation in Arizona. While at the airport, Deputy Nuno witnessed 70 year old “Terry” suddenly collapse. Off-duty Deputy Nuno and an off-duty critical care nurse “Kim” immediately responded. They discovered Terry had stopped breathing and had no pulse and they immediately began first aid. Kim opened an airway while Deputy Nuno started chest compressions. Deputy Nuno‘s fiancé rushed to find a defibrillator which was used to administer 2 shocks before continuing CPR. Phoenix Police Officer Steve Butler arrived moments later and relieved Deputy Nuno on chest compressions. Officer Butler and Deputy Nuno alternated chest compressions several times. After about ten minutes of CPR, Terry regained consciousness. He spent a few days in the hospital in stable condition and has since made a full recovery. The City of Phoenix Police Department sent us a letter commending Deputy Nuno for his swift response and use of his training to save Terry’s life. Please join us in commending Deputy Favian Nuno for his quick response and life saving measures, even while off-duty. #weareRSO

We haven’t featured a #throwback in a while. This photo features different variations of our uniform by assignment. Does anyone out there recognize any of these employees? Some are still working for us. #riversidesheriff

Great work by our Norco Sheriff's Office. #riversidesheriff

Four RSO deputies were honored at the American Legion Law and Order Awards Ceremony held last week in Corona. Moreno Valley Officers, Kevin Mahoney and Brian Keeney received the Officer of the Year/Valor award for their heroic efforts while responding to a house fire in 2017. Both officers crawled into a house engulfed with smoke and extreme heat and rescued a woman who was inside. Jurupa Valley Station Deputy Robert Carrasco received the Lifesaving Award for his lifesaving efforts while off-duty. Deputy Carrasco was out having dinner with his family when he noticed a 3 year old boy who was choking. Deputy Carrasco immediately took action and was able to clear the boy's throat. Deputy Carrasco is credited for saving the boy's life. Perris Station Deputy David Thomas received the Meritorious Award for his dedicated service throughout 2017. Deputy Thomas patrolled the communities of Lake Matthews, Woodcrest, and Mead Valley where he responded to nearly 1300 calls for service and made numerous felony and misdemeanor arrests while assisting property owners and businesses in the community. Congratulations to all on the well-deserved awards. As always, we are so proud of our deputies and they work they do everyday. #weareRSO 📷: Joel Ortiz

Basic Academy Class 204 just finished their “First Friday” of the academy. Week 1 is now complete ✅...23 weeks to go. #riversidesheriff City of Corona Police Department Riverside Police Department Inyo County Sheriff's Office

Volunteers for the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT), Operation Safehouse and Million Kids spanned out across Riverside County this week contacting hotels and motels to educate them about sex and labor trafficking. New laws (California AB 260) went into effect in 2018 that require lodging facilities within California to post a human trafficking notice in a conspicuous location in clear view of both the public and employees. The notice, developed by the DOJ, contains info about slavery and human trafficking, including specific info where a person can call for services or support and how to contact victim services providers. Prostitution is not a “Victimless” crime and often takes place in public lodging facilities. 95% of sex trafficking victims are women or children. Those involved in commercial sexual exploitation frequently have long histories of emotional, physical and or sexual abuse or trauma in their backgrounds. The Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force was formed in 2010 to address crimes involving the exploitation of victims via force, fraud or coercion. These cases often involve the commercial sexual trafficking of minors as well as incidents of forced labor, indentured servitude, debt bondage or slavery. The RCAHT Task Force is a multidisciplinary task force which combines investigative resources with both local and federal law enforcement. Operation Safehouse provides services to victims of exploitation and their families. Million Kids conducts training and outreach programs to the public including corporations, schools, civic groups, faith based organizations, government agencies and the public. To learn more about the hotel and motel outreach program and compliance with California AB 260 or to seek more information about how to combat human trafficking in Riverside County, the please contact: info@RCAHT.org. Download a notice for Riverside County at http://www.riversidesheriff.org/pdf/HumanTrafficking-Print.pdf. To report instances of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

Sheriff Service Officer Gonzalez applying an RSO decal to one of our K9 Units. It takes precision and a lot of patience to get it “just right”. #weareRSO

Please join us in congratulating our 4 newest deputies. Joining the ranks are Deputies Jonathan Glass, Noel Colina, Carlos Mora Guzman and Correctional Deputy Christopher Crawford. All 4 received their new badges this morning by Undersheriff Bill Di Yorio. Congratulations to all. #riversidesheriff

As this day comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to remember all of the surviving family members of our fallen deputies and send them all virtual hugs today for Valentine’s Day. ❤️ Earlier today, Phylliss Scheffler, daughter of RSO fallen Deputy Howard R. Scheffler, stopped by the Thermal Sheriff’s Station to leave flowers for Valentine’s Day by her dad’s portrait which is displayed inside of the station. Deputy Scheffler died in a traffic accident in the Whitewater area on February 29, 1956. We will never forget. #riversidesheriff

Today is not only Valentines Day, It’s also Promotion Day here at RSO! ❤️ This morning, Sheriff Stan Sniff promoted 14 to the rank of sergeant. Please join us in congratulating Sergeants John Lenton, Michael Hamilton, Jonathan Bodnar, Ryan Marcuse, Orlando Castaneda, Shaun Griffith, Adam Heard, Justin Hill, Arturo Mendez, Isaac Perez and Correctional Sergeants Esther Ariaz, Janelle Huizinga, Shawn Northup, and Matthew Worthing. Congrats to all! #riversidesheriff

LOVE is in the air! ❤️ K9 Windy meets McGruff! Happy Valentines Day. #riversidesheriff

Today, Basic Academy Class 204 started their 6 month long academy training to become peace officers. Class 204 has a total of 34 recruits, including 23 RSO, 2 Inyo County Sheriff's Office, 5 Riverside PD, 1 Corona PD and 3 self sponsored from Moreno Valley College. Best of luck to you all! #riversidesheriff

RSO business offices will be closed today in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. #riversidesheriff

We are saddened to announce the death of Retired Lieutenant Anthony “Tony” Baur, most recently assigned to the Palm Desert Station. Retired Lieutenant Baur passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. Tony Baur began his service with our Department on November 2, 1990. In December of 1998, Tony promoted to Investigator and worked in the Special Investigations Bureau as well as the Palm Desert Station. He then promoted to Sergeant July 20, 2006, working assignments at the Indio Station, Forensic Services, Thermal Station, and our Personnel Bureau before his promotion to Lieutenant in 2015. As Lieutenant, Tony worked at the Palm Desert Station until his retirement on February 1, 2018. Tony Baur is survived by his wife and three children. On behalf of the entire Department, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Retired Lieutenant Anthony “Tony” Baur. #riversidesheriff

Happy Friday! We have a great #feelgoodfriday story for you today. Back in June 2017, Paul messaged our Facebook page to ask us for some help. In the early 2000’s he had worked as an HVAC mechanic at our Hemet Station. While working, he came across an old station photo of his mother who worked for RSO back in the early 80’s. Paul, now living in the Midwest, wanted to get a copy of this photo to surprise his mother with for her 76th Birthday. Our social media team got to work and contacted the Hemet Station commander, Captain Purvis, to see if he could help. Captain Purvis was able to narrow the search down to about 3 photos from the 80’s that could possibly be the one Paul was looking for. After reviewing the photos, Paul was very excited to let us know that we had “pulled it off”. This week, Paul messaged us with this photo of his mother, Betty Rommerskirchen. 😊 Betty, your extended family here at RSO, wish you a very Happy 76th Birthday! Thank you for your service to the citizens of Riverside County. #riversidesheriff