Police Department

Police Department

The City of Riverview is currently hiring full-time police officers and creating an eligibility list for future police officers. 
Qualifications must include, at a minimum:

  • High School Diploma/GED, if sponsored by a department and certified or certifiable.
  • Associates degree if one has not been sponsored by a department.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Clean criminal record.
  • A competitive wage package is offered, with salary ranging from $52,678 - $77,213  3 % wage increases, July 2024, July 2025,  and July 2026. Top pay at 36 months or see lateral pay.  


We will match years of service up to our top pay, which is 36 months per letter of understanding.

Also included is a gun allowance, clothing & cleaning allowance, shift premium, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, and longevity. We also offer a competitive benefits package including medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurances, and a 2.0% defined benefit plan with a retiree healthcare plan.

Applications can be found at the below web address


Please complete, print, or scan and email to tduncan@cityofriverview.com or mail to:

Human Resources
14100 Civic Park Drive
Riverview, Michigan, 48193

Riverview Police Department
14100 Civic Park Drive
Riverview, MI 48193-7600
Non-Emergency (734)281-4222
Emergency 911

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for City of Riverview, MI's Emergency Notification System.

The emergency alert system is capable of calling thousands of phones per minute, but we can't call your mobile phone number, unless you provide it, also if you have an unlisted number, we will not have it in our database.

If you would like to be SMS texted to your phone or receive an email, then sign up using the registration site and request the type of notifications you would like. Or to REGISTER ON YOUR SMARTPHONE:
Text "RIVERVIEWALERTS" to 99411 The City of Riverview Police are here to protect and serve the public.

The Police Department staff is highly trained in:

  • Emergency response procedures
  • Crime Analysis


The Police Department employs 23 certified sworn officers who provide law enforcement services for the City of Riverview 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Police Department also employs several code enforcement officers, contracts Animal Control with the City of Wyandotte, along with the Cities of Allen Park and Southgate, and has two civilian clerical employees help with our day to day operation.

The City Access MyGov website now has animal license lookup capabilities, by owner, license tag#, and address.

Chief of Police, John R. Allen, administers the Police Department and oversees their daily operations. The Police Department is comprised of two divisions:

  • Patrol Division
  • Detective Bureau

In addition to traditional police services, our department offers a Crime Prevention program.

RIPD is also partnered with the United Stated Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent the flow of controlled substances into our community!
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City of Riverview
14100 Civic Park Drive
Riverview, MI 48193

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