Police Department

Law enforcement services for the City of Riverbank are performed under contract with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.


Patrol, general investigations, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and business office functions are performed by personnel assigned to Riverbank Police Services. A wide array of services is also provided by specialized units operating from the Sheriff's Operations Center at 250 East Hackett Road in Modesto. These services include:
  • Crimes against children
  • Fraud
  • Gangs
  • Investigation of felony assaults
  • Narcotics
  • Street crimes
They also include the services of specialized units such as the SWAT Team, Bomb Team, Dive Team, Mounted Unit, Aero-Squadron, K-9, etc.

Riverbank Police Services has a resource table in the lobby with helpful literature on state, county and local information. Emergency Preparedness information can be found at the Office of Emergency Services website.
Services Available at Your Police Facility
  • ABC Approval Letter: The Chief of Riverbank Police Services, or his designee, will review and approve any requests for single-day alcohol sale permits within the city and sign-off the applicant’s request to the State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control office in Stockton.
  • Fingerprinting Services:  These services are available at the Sheriff’s Operations Center, 250 East Hackett Road, Modesto and at Modesto Police Department, 600 10th Street, Modesto. We no longer fingerprint or do Live Scan at this office, please contact the main office at 209-525-7117, for information on days and time for fingerprinting and Live Scan.
  • Found or Seized Property: Call the Property Clerk at 209-869-7162 or 209-863-7106 to inquire about property; property is released by appointment only. To obtain a release of property, individuals must make an appointment with the Property Clerk.
  • Mechanical Violation Sign-off: bring your citation and the vehicle with the completed repair to Riverbank Police Services and contact the Records Clerk in the lobby. A Deputy will ensure the repair has been made and can sign the proof of correction. It is then your responsibility to return the proof of correction to the appropriate traffic court.
  • Megan’s Law: Megan's Law is now available on the Internet. This office no longer offers a computer for Megan’s Law inquiries. Computer access is available at the County Library. The release of this information to the public is a means of assuring public protection and not to punish the offender. The information may not be used to harass the offender or commit any crime against the offender.
  • Police Reports: Copies can be obtained by contacting the records clerk in person or by phone. California law specifically governs which types of reports can be released and the clerk can determine who is eligible to receive a copy. Traffic accident reports are normally available 2 weeks after the accident is reported. A fee is charged based upon the number of pages.