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Exclusive Employee Organization

As the Exclusive Employee Organization representing the hard working men and women of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Probation Department, and District Attorney Investigators we take our role very seriously. The Riverside Sheriffs’ Association is here for our members in many ways, we not only negotiate contracts with the County concerning wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment, but we also administer programs for the benefit of our members.Such programs include: a premier legal defense program, the Benefit Trust, scholarships programs, and more. We also partner with the likes of Virgin Pulse and USC to provide our members with resources and opportunities.Enroll in the free, simple-to-use wellbeing program from Virgin Pulse. Build health habits, have fun with coworkers, and experience the lifelong rewards of better health and wellbeing. Earn up to $200 in pulse cash per year, simply by getting active and making healthier choices. https://enroll.virginpulse.com/Our partnership with the USCGould School of Law is offering our members a savings of 30% off tuition for an online program to obtain your Masters of Studies in Law. bit.ly/rcsd2020Due to the ever increasing risks of legal exposure for those who are active in the Law Enforcement Profession, RSA contracts with attorneys and legal staff to represent RSA members in unfair labor practices, complaints, grievances, arbitrations and a myriad of other legal issues. RSA members get personal attention from lawyers that possess the necessary expertise in the area of concern.Through these efforts, and in countless other ways, the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association constantly strives to live up to its...
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Statement on Enforcement of Stay at Home Order

Riverside, May 7, 2020 - The Riverside Sheriff's Association( RSA) supports Sheriff Bianco's continued decision not to enforce Riverside County's "Stay at Home" Orders with arrest.   Having suffered the loss of fellow Deputies Terrell Young and David Werksman to COVID-19, we understand the deadly nature of this virus. However, even though the virus is still present, the Governor has announced a four-phase framework for reopening California.  In contrast, the Riverside County Public Health Orders regarding the virus are far more restrictive than those statewide plans.   We agree with Sheriff Bianco that law enforcement should not be employed to enforce those more stringent orders.Understandably, many residents of our county are in strong disagreement with the Riverside County Public Health Orders. However, we believe that arresting people unnecessarily for violating the orders would be a waste of law enforcement resources, and would contribute to a breakdown in trust between law enforcement and the residents we serve.Finally, the RSA believes the Board of Supervisors should take action to rescind the current restrictive Riverside County guidelines and replace them with guidelines that align with those recommended by the State of California.Media Contact:Riverside Sheriffs' Association President Bill YoungBill@rcdsa.org

Riverside Sheriffs' Association Mourns The Loss of Deputy David Werksman

Riverside, April 3, 2020 - For the second day in a row, the Riverside Sheriffs' Association (RSA) is mourning the loss of a Deputy due to Coronavirus. Deputy David Werksman served the Department and the Association for 22 years. His death due to COVID-19 is the latest excruciating loss as a result of the silent killer COVID-19 for our Association and the law enforcement community. His death is a grim reminder of the risks that our members face every day, serving the public in the face of this pandemic.We ask that the community keep Deputy Werksman's family and colleagues in their prayers during this extremely emotional and challenging time. It is hard to imagine that just 24 hours ago, our Department was in pain due to the COVID-19 death of Deputy Terrell Young. Our members are heartbroken and hurting.Deputy Werksman spent his life serving the community and working to make our Riverside County a better place. Deputy Werksman began his career with our Department on April 23, 1998, and worked assignments at the Robert Presley Detention Center, Jurupa Valley Station, Hazardous Device Team, Lake Elsinore Station, and was most recently assigned to Sheriff's Administration. He was a very accomplished Deputy and was an FBI Certified Public Safety Bomb Technician, had an advanced IED electronics certification, was a HAZMAT Specialist and Radiologic/Nuclear First Responder, was a confined space rescue certified, a Rangemaster, First Aid/CPR Instructor and advanced scuba certified, just to name a few of his accomplishments. Deputy Werksman is survived by his...
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Our raffle is well underway!This raffle benefits the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation.Don’t miss your chance to win a cool prize! You could win your choice of 1 department approved firearm & 1 approved back-up weapon up to $1,500 total value or a $1,500 gift certificate to West Coast Ammo. Tickets are available to purchase at the RSA office and West Coast Ammo. We will be doing a live drawing of the winner on December 13th at 1pm via Facebook live. For more ticket information please call or email Debbie Haar, Special Events Director at Debbie@rcdsa.org | 951-653-5152. You can also contact your Chapter Directors for ticket information. Ticket Pricing: 1/$10, 3/$25, 7/$50, 15/$100.  


This is a giveaway for RSA members only. We are giving away 2 hockey tickets along with VIP parking to the Detroit Red Wings vs. the Anaheim Ducks match on November 12th. Those who are monthly donors to the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation are automatically entered for a chance to win! RSA member if you would like to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is sign up as a monthly donor of at least $5.00. RSA member, please fill out the form, sign, and email to:  kathy@rcdsa.org. Download form HERETicket package value: $275. Seats are 5th row from the ice! Front row reserved parking space!We will be announcing the winner on November 4th.We will be doing more of these giveaways to those donating monthly to the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation. GOOD LUCK!


This is a giveaway for RSA members only. We are giving away 2 hockey tickets to the LA Kings  vs. the Anaheim Ducks match on September 25th, and 2 Anaheim Ducks Face-Off Fest tickets on October 30th, where you get a chance to meet players and go on the ice! Those who are monthly donors to the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation are automatically entered for a chance to win! RSA member if you would like to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is sign up as a monthly donor of at least $5.00. RSA member, please fill out the form, sign, and email to:  kathy@rcdsa.org. Download form HERETicket value: $242. Face-Off Fest value: priceless. Seats are 5th row from the ice!We will be announcing the winner on September 19th.We will be doing more of these giveaways to those donating monthly to the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation. GOOD LUCK!

Selling K9 Stuffed Animals


We are selling K9 stuffed animals to benefit the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K9 Team. Cost per each K9 stuffed animal is $20. All proceeds go to the K9 team. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department K9 Team is made up of twenty-eight deputies stationed across the county.  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department Canine Association is a non-profit organization who we are proud to be partnered with through the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation. Through this partnership the goal is to educate and promote the use of police service dogs within the community, perform canine demonstrations for schools and community groups, and help provide additional training and equipment for police service dogs and their handlers. To learn more about the K9 Team please click HERE.If you would like to make a purchase to benefit the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K9 Team please purchase your K9 through the link above. With your online purchase we will be sending you a K9 picked at random. If you would like to choose your K9 please email kathy@rcdsa.org and we will try our best to accommodate your request, as we have a limited supply. Shipping in the USA only. We also have them for sale at the RSA office.                                                       

Donations for Robert Foley


From the family of Robert Foley:"Robert Allen Foley passed away while on vacation in Peru on 7/4/19. Rob left this world doing what he loved and that was living life to the fullest, not letting a moment go to waste.Rob graduated from the Sheriff’s academy on 10/30/08, but he wore many other hats in his short life of 47 years. Rob was a skydiver, a pilot, an artist, played an acoustic guitar and he rocked an electric. Rob was a jokester, a comedian, should have been a race car driver, an amazing cook, classic car collector, dog lover and the most amazing Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend.Rob had so many amazing adventures and awesome stories to tell with them. Rob traveled to many countries and tasted many foods and beverages to please his intrinsic palette. Every trip Rob took, he made sure to bring back a souvenir for everyone. Rob loved his friends and family, he would help anyone in need at any moment, he knew no strangers. Of course we are biased, being his family, but he truly was an amazing guy and extremely humble. There have been so many people sharing how Rob helped them in a difficult time and he never told us these stories. We have been so grateful for all of the love and support from his work family, you are all very special people. This is a very difficult time, but we find some peace in hearing all the stories and pictures that have been shared...
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Welcome to the new RSA website!

We hope that this new and improved website will make your experience connecting with RSA easier and helpful. Please take some time to go through the website and the different pages, as you will find a lot of helpful information. Some of the things you will find here include: the RCDSRF application for assistance form, scholarship applications, donation request form, CCW application, all benefits resources such as the 2019 benefit guides, dental billing booklets, MOUs, amusement park ticket information, and the All Points Bulletin Publication.With this new and improved digital platform, we want to be able to provide a space where our members and the community can be connected, and updated with all things RSA. Please make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get all the latest updates.


Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and ...
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Crime Prevention

Simple Crime Prevention:Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life:-Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.-Do not leave any items in your ca...
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