The El Protector program is designed to educate the Spanish speaking community within the City of Riverside through the dedicated efforts of Officers and representatives from 6 different agencies, that include the Riverside Police Department, Corona Police Department, Riverside County Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol, University of California, Riverside Police Department, and Riverside City College Police Department.
The focus of the program is to improve community relations, provide educational programs, safeguard the community, and better serve the public.
The program goes beyond the traditional Police Officer role, taking a proactive approach in our endeavor to overcome the barriers of language and culture. We recognize the need to educate ourselves as well as the public in order to achieve an improved understanding. The El Protector program serves to further our efforts in improving the safety and service of the Hispanic community. Program areas include: