Careers in Public Safety

Are you looking for a career in public safety? Learn more about the different departments that service the community.

The field of public safety offers some very exciting and rewarding career opportunities. With new breakthroughs in forensic technology and an ever evolving domestic and international criminal justice landscape, it's almost a guarantee a career as a law enforcement or public safety professional will be anything but boring. There is an ever expanding list of public safety and law enforcement career opportunities that welcome individuals with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. Whether you are interested in criminology, psychology, political science, social work, engineering, forensics, chemistry, law or even accounting, you'll find a criminal justice career suited to your interests and skill set.

Sheriff Department

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is looking for the finest and brightest to join its ranks - individuals who exhibit the aptitude and sense of commitment to help their community and make a difference.

District Attorney

The District Attorney of Riverside County, as the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the People, vigorously enforces the law, pursues the truth, and safeguards the rights of all to ensure that justice is done on behalf of our community.

Probation Department

The Riverside County Probation Department engages in continuous improvement, searching for and applying "best practices," using measurable outcomes to evaluate programs, and making every effort to fulfill its mission and to make Riverside County a safe community for its citizens.

Public Defender

It is the mission of this office to provide the most competent and professional legal representation possible to those individuals who are charged with a crime or involved in certain civil matters.

Fire Department

Are you thinking about a career in a profession that is dedicated to helping people?  You may be interested in the opportunities that exist at CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department. In addition to Firefighters, there are many positions that support the mission of the Fire Department. Perhaps one is right for you!

Emergency Management

EMD addresses the four phases of emergency management - mitigation, preparation, response and recovery – in a unified manner that creates recognized leadership in the fields of emergency management and emergency medical services.


Riverside County Probation Department


Riverside County District Attorney



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