About the Riverside
County Sheriff’s Department
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement
agency organized into three large entities: Field Operations; Courts/Corrections; and, Administration.
All three are commanded by an assistant sheriff. As a separate organizational function,
the Riverside County Sheriff also acts as the County’s coroner.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s
Office, “The mission of the Corrections Division is to serve and protect the citizens of Riverside County and the State
of California, by detaining the people under its supervision in a safe and secure environment, while providing for their humane
care, custody and control. The Division will maximize opportunities for offenders to participate in programs that reduce criminal
behavior and enhance the offender's reintegration into the community. This objective will be accomplished in a cost-effective
manner in the least restrictive setting, without compromising public safety.” Corrections is accomplished
at five facilities Blythe Jail Facility; Indio Jail Facility; Robert Presley Detention Center; Larry D. Smith Correctional
Facility; and, Southwest Detention Center.