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Holding a career as a sworn peace officer

Holding a career as a sworn peace officer requires far more than an application and interview. Peace officers are held to a higher standard than the average citizen and their behavior both on and off the job should be a positive reflection of the department. Our agency believes the ideal applicant should possess characteristics that we identify as our CORE values. These characteristics include Excellence, Integrity, and Dedication.

Although certain acts or omissions may disqualify an applicant, it should be noted that each applicant’s background will be reviewed weighing all aspects to determine if the applicant possesses the characteristics and qualities desired by the Riverside County Probation Department.

The background investigation will be conducted using guidelines established by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training. The following areas will be evaluated to determine if you are a viable peace officer candidate:

  • Employment History
  • Conduct
  • Driving Record
  • Criminal Record
  • Narcotic Use
  • Legal Issues
  • Family
  • Military Experience
  • Financial History
  • Residence History

For further information on the Riverside County Background Process please watch this short informational video.