The Riverside County Probation Department is a progressive criminal justice agency that believes in continuous improvement, searching for and applying "best practices," using measurable outcomes to evaluate programs, and making every effort to fulfill our mission and make Riverside County a safe and law-abiding community for its citizens. We recognize the value of a qualified, professional, high energy, and diverse workforce and building an organization that reflects the progressive community we serve. We highly regard ethical behavior, values and traits in our staff such as integrity, honesty, accountability, commitment, compassion, creativity, excellence, and respect and we constantly strive to uphold the public trust and provide the best quality service to our constituents.
Riverside County Probation is one of the most diversified law enforcement agencies in the county with a budget of $130 million and 1,135 sworn and non-sworn allocated permanent and temporary positions. Our department enjoys an excellent reputation for working in a collaborative manner with law enforcement, public and private social services agencies, mental health, schools, and other county departments. Our dedicated sworn-personnel enjoy a wide variety of assignments that range from conducting investigations on adult and juvenile criminal offenders; providing intensive supervision and early intervention and treatment services in the community to both adult and juvenile offenders; participating in high profile task force assignments (Drug, Gang, Sex Offender) county-wide; and providing juvenile institutional detention and treatment programs for males and females throughout the county. The support staff, in all specialties, are an integral and valued component of our department.
In 2011, the Riverside County Probation Department assumed responsibility for supervising specified lower level parolees from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a result of the Public Safety Realignment Act (Assembly Bill 109). AB 109 was signed into law on April 4, 2011, and transferred responsibility for supervision to counties in an effort to reduce the prison population. The Probation Department supervises these offenders and is an integral part of the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC). This committee, in conjunction with the court, public defender, district attorney, mental health, local police and the sheriff, is charged with the development of Riverside County’s realignment implementation plan.
We are eager to accept the challenge and opportunity that the rapid growth of Riverside County and changes in state legislation have posed. We will continue to provide the constituents of Riverside County with the first rate services they have come to know and expect from the Riverside County Probation Department.
Together, we truly can make a difference in the lives of others.
Our Chief Deputy Probation Officers. Click on their picture to view their message.