The specific purpose of the Riverside County Sheriff Canine Association 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. We mainly assist in the case of our retired police service dogs with medical care, food and furnish death benefits to honor all our police canines’ loyal service.
SEB Fitness Challenge is a workout event designed to promote health and fitness. This event is open to the public and first responders. There will be a High Intensity Training (HIT) workout, a 5k run, and a 1 mile run for kids. The HIT workout will be teams of 2 and there will be a male category and female category. This is a family friendly event and you are encouraged to bring E-Z-Up's and chairs. There will be raffle prizes, vendors, food, jump houses, music and more. There will be displays from RSO aviation, bomb squad, K9 team, SWAT, ROVE and RSO recruiting. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all events. The workouts will be posted the day of the event. The money raised for this event will go to the families of the El Monte Police Department fallen Sgt. Michael Paredes, Officer Joseph Santana and the RSA Relief Foundation.
There will also be an RSO Station Cup given to the best RSO station team. Each RSO station or bureau is encouraged to participate for bragging rights as the most fit station and win the RSO Station cup. Don’t’ be the station that’s not representing the department!
Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center
16971 Davis Ave., Riverside, CA 92518
Registration and Check-ins:
0700 - 0800
Opening Ceremony and Briefing:
0800 - 0830
HIT Workout, 5k Run, and 1 Mile Kid Run:
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department K9 Association is a non-profit organization designed to support the canine program and retired dogs. When a Riverside County Sheriff's Department Patrol Service Dog retires, he or she must be retained by a department handler or returned to our training vendor. Each handler has the option to adopt the retiring dog from the department and keep them as a personal dog. The bond between the handler and patrol service dog is very strong, and to date, we have not had one of our P.S.D.'s returned to the vendor. The organization provides for extra equipment not covered by county budget for dogs in service, food for retired dogs, and burial services for dogs that pass away.
We are partnered with the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation (RCDSRF). The RCDSRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established to help the families of law enforcement and public safety officers suffering through critical incidents, such as but not limited to, line of duty deaths, and catastrophic life threatening illnesses, as well as, provides assistance to members of the community who are victims of crimes. The RCDSRF also grants educational scholarship assistance to members and their children of the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association and the community at large. For more information about this foundation please visit their website at www.rcdsrf.org.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department K9 Team hosts a K9 competition and public safety fair every year, inviting agencies and K9 teams from around California and surrounding states to compete against each other. These competitions and safety fairs help K9 teams to learn new ways to train their P.S.D.s and help the public to understand what our K9 programs do.
All of this is only possible due to the outstanding support of our sponsors. We are very grateful for the relationship we have with our sponsors, and doubly thankful for the training and equipment their support enables us to obtain. From bullet-resistant Kevlar vests for our Patrol Service Dogs, to enhanced lighting equipment, advanced engraved Urns and memorabilia for our fallen brothers, our sponsors really make it possible for our team to continue operating effectively.
If you would like to know more about our program, or if you would like to donate to our non-profit organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a donation packet found here.
Thank you for your interest,
Riverside County Sheriff's Department K9 Team
Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation