Riverside Police Department - Outreach Programs

Riverside Junior Police Academy
2024 JPA

About the Program:

This 6-DAY summer program is an opportunity for students (ages 14-18) who are interested in law enforcement
as a possible future career path, or just curious about what it is like to be a police officer.  This program is a chance for students to get to know the police officers within their communities and see firsthand what it takes to be a police officer.

The Riverside Junior Police Academy program was created to motivate young people to work as a team, pursue a healthy and active lifestyle, learn the importance of citizenship and to learn how they can positively influence their communities.  The Academy blends classroom learning with hands on activities, exposing students to a variety of topics including:

  • Fitness
  • Importance of being part of a Team

  • Self-Defense

  • Patrol Tactics

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Special Units within Police Departments

  • Traffic Enforcement

  • SWAT

IMG_2384 - Copy (3)STUDENTS WILL:

  • Meet daily for roll call each day at Police Headquarters (8 am - 5 pm)

  • Daily physical training (PT).

  • Field trip to Tucker Leadership Lab (William Jewel College) for leadership/team building activities.

  • Meet and hear from Patrol Officers, Detectives, SWAT Team Members & meet the department’s K9.

  • Visit the Riverside Communications Center (911 Center) and learn how 911 calls are handled.

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Riverside Police Department
2990 NW Vivion Road
Riverside, MO. 64150


(816) 372-9119 

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A Safe Haven for Newborns

You have a safe choice.  Instead of abandoning or putting your baby in danger, hand your baby to someone at a Safe Haven.  In Missouri, a person stating they are a parent may leave their baby in the hands of staff at a police station, fire station, ambulance station or hospital.  The Riverside Police Department, 2990 NW Vivion Road, is a Safe Haven for Newborns.  For more information on the program, dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-320-5764.

Crime Free in RiversideThe Crime Free Program is a state-of-the-art crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs and gangs. This program was successfully developed at the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992. The International Crime Free Multi-Housing Program has spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 48 states, and 5 Canadian Provinces, England, Nigeria, and Puerto Rico, to name a few.Keep Illegal Activity Off Your Property
Crime Free Lifestyles
  • Crime Prevention Education for Homeowners

  • Crime Free Lifestyle Program Benefits

  • Excellent way to educate homeowners

  • Awareness of crime trends

  • Crime reductions

  • Safer neighborhood

  • Every resident can achieve certification

Crime Free Multi-HousingThe program consists of three phases that must be completed under the supervision of the local police department. Property managers can become individually certified after completing training in each phase and the property becomes certified upon successful completion of all three phases.

The anticipated benefits are reduced police calls for service, a more stable resident base, and reduced exposure to civil liability.
Crime Free BusinessCrime Free Business is designed to reduce crime in and around retail and service businesses and provide a safe work environment for employees, customers and employers.

Crime Free Business give retail and service establishments proven strategies to reduce the likelihood of being robbed and becoming a victim of other crimes.

What the the benefits of being certified as a Crime Free Business?

  • Improved safety and security to business owners and managers, employees and customers
  • Increased customer volume - participation in the program is good for business!
  • Program specifically tailored to the security and safety needs of your business

For more information on any of the above listed programs contact any of the above listed coordinators at crimefreeunit@riversidemo.com          
100_0703CRIME FREE CERTIFIED PROPERTIES IN RIVERSIDEGreystone and Mound City Apartments: First properties in Riverside to achieve certification. Certified since 2009.