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Lost In The Sauce BBQ trailer at it again!

Free concert in the park at Fairmount Park...  The RPOA Assistance Fund is out with the BBQ trailer yet again working to raise money for our 501c3 to benefit the following: Officers killed or injured in the line of duty. Local Youth Programs. Veterans and elderly programs. Scholarship Programs RPD Canine program Come out and enjoy live music and BBQ! Special Thanks to Jeff Putnam, his daughter Ashley and Gillian Smith for making this possible! Check out events calander for events throughout Riverside County!

RPOA and Pink Ribbon Place join forces to battle cancer!

All, Let me start by offering a warm hello and I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits! The RPOA has partnered with Pink Ribbon Place for this year’s cancer walk. The walk will be held on October 16th throughout the day from 0800 to 1730. Check the embedded link for details https://rchf.salsalabs.org/pinkonparade2021/index.html We will be rolling out the Lost In The Sauce trailer in support of the fund raising efforts. We will be offering individual meals and family 4 packs. Breakfast will be burritos and dinner will be our standard pulled pork, mac and...

The Assistance Fund is at again!

The RPOA President, Board Member Jason Alter and RPOA General Member Jeff Putnam are at Greer Ranch in Murrieta!  We were invited to their monthly food truck event held at their clubhouse.  We were asked to provide our standard BBQ menu for the residents and their families.  (Check rpoa_lostinthesauce on the GRAM) for the menu and pricing for this event. A huge thank you to Eric Detmer for getting us into the mix with folks that truly support law and order!

Fundraiser for Blake!

Blake B, who has Autism, suffered a tragic accident on Sunday 05-09-21 where he passed away. We are helping gather funds for burial expenses since his family has extremely limited resources. Blake would have been 5 years old next month. Blake was one of our Special Needs students at the Riverside Youth Judo Club which is a nonprofit Police Activities League through the Riverside Police Officers Association and the Riverside Police Foundation. Blake was doing so well and making outstanding progress. This is terribly heartbreaking to us all, but none more than his family. The Riverside Youth Judo...

Huntington Beach Line of Duty Death

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Huntington Beach Police Department and the family of fallen Officer Nicholas Vella who was lost in a tragic helicopter crash.  Another officer was injured in the crash and we wish him a swift recovery.

Support Officer Vella & His Family

On the evening of Saturday, February 19, 2022, the Huntington Beach Police Department helicopter, HB-1, was responding to a priority call when it crashed into the waters off Newport Beach with two officers on board. Both officers were pulled from the helicopter by civilians and emergency responders and transported to local area hospitals. The crash resulted in the injury of one officer and the death of Officer Nicholas Vella. A 14-year veteran of the Huntington Beach Police Department, 44-year old Nicholas Vella, is remembered by all who knew him as a selfless and driven police officer and man. Prior to joining...

A Message from Chief Gonzalez re: RPD Sgt. Matt Lewis

“We are saddened by the tragic and sudden death of our brother, Riverside Police Sergeant Matt Lewis, who died in an off-duty motorcycle accident last night. Matt grew up in Riverside and was a 25-year veteran at RPD where he excelled as a Cadet, Police Officer, Detective, and Sergeant working a variety of assignments. He was well-liked and admired, not only by those he worked alongside with at our department, but throughout the law enforcement community. More importantly, Matt was a family man who loved his four children and one grandchild dearly.  We hurt right now over this...

Help Support the Family of Sgt. Lewis

Donate Here The Riverside Police Officers' Association is devastated by the death of one of our members, Riverside Police Sergeant Matt Lewis. Sergeant Lewis was killed in an off duty motorcycle accident on August 1, 2022. He was a 25 year veteran of the Riverside Police Department who served the community of Riverside honorably as a police officer, a detective and a patrol sergeant. Matt was a loving family man with 4 children and a grandchild. Funds raised will be deposited into the RPOA Assistance Fund and will be given directly to the family. The Assistance Fund is a non-profit 501c(3) that...

Help Support Megan and Braham!

Donate today! In August, Megan Smith, daughter of a Riverside Fire Captain, was diagnosed with Guillian Barre then discovered she had a brain tumor. Well now the GBS is on the mend and as of today she will be on the mend from brain surgery. With that, she hasn’t been working since August and most likely won't be back for a few more months. Having a new home and the stresses of monthly bills and mortgage, we're hoping to raise funds to help make the next few months a little less stressful financially. Megan and her husband Braham say thank you in advance for your donations. To...