Riverbank Police Services
Phone: (209) 869-7162
Fax: (209) 869-7160
In 1995, the City of Riverbank entered into an agreement for the County of Stanislaus to provide law enforcement services for the City of Riverbank. On July 1, 2005, this agreement was extended for an additional five-year term, expiring in June 2010. A new agreement was entered into for the period from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015.
Both full-time and extra-help employees of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department staff Riverbank Police Services. The City of Riverbank fully funds the 27 positions assigned as part of the Contract Cities budget. Included are a Lieutenant who serves as the Police Chief, two Sergeants, fourteen Deputy Sheriffs, three Detectives, one Community Services Officer and six administrative staff.
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 are also provided by specialized units operating from the Sheriff's Operations Center on Hackett Rd. in Modesto; these services include the investigation of felony assaults, crimes against children, fraud, narcotics, gang and street crimes, along with specialized crime prevention and youth services programs.
Riverbank Police Services Chief
Chief Erin Kiely
Chief Erin Kiely obtained his B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice from CSU Stanislaus in 1994. He began his full-time career in law enforcement in 1995 with the Clovis Police Department, in Fresno County. He transferred to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department in 1997 where he continued to work as a patrolman. In 1999 he was assigned as a detective to the General Crimes Unit where he specialized in Rural Crime. This same year he was selected for the Special Weapons and Tactics Team where he later went on to become the Assistant Team Leader. In 2002 he joined the Mounted Unit. He promoted to Sergeant in 2005, where he went on to supervise patrol. Afterwards, he became a Detective Sergeant and supervised the General Crimes Detectives who worked: Arson, extradition, burglary, financial crimes, identity theft, rural crimes and High Tech crimes. Chief Kiely also continued to supervise on both S.W.A.T. and the Mounted Unit. In 2007 he supervised patrol, detectives, traffic, and records at the Riverbank Police Services Substation. Chief Kiely has worked for Riverbank Police Services, off and on, since this time. With his 2013 promotion to Lieutenant, he was assigned to his current role, Chief of Riverbank Police Services.