Compensation for county officials released

RIVERSIDE – The top 10 highest paid officials in Riverside County government last year were mainly in healthcare, though several county executives also made the list, according to data published Tuesday by the California State Controller’s Office. State Controller Betty Yee released the 2016 “Government Compensation in California” report to show how taxpayer funds were […]

INDIO: Bail set for gang member accused in deputy shooting

INDIO – A documented gang member apprehended in Mexico a week after he allegedly shot a sheriff’s deputy in Coachella pleaded not guilty Monday to numerous felony charges, including attempted murder, and had his bail set at $5 million. Gildardo Davila Jr., 27, was taken into custody Thursday in Mexicali on suspicion of shooting Deputy […]

Board approves sheriff’s rate hike request

RIVERSIDE – Despite some pushback from officials in one city, the Board of Supervisors today approved Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s request to hike the rates charged to 17 municipalities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies. The rate increase will be retroactive to July 1, 2016, and is needed to recoup […]

Sheriff authorizes changes to protect deputies

As a result of shooting incidents on our nation’s law enforcement officers, Sheriff Stan Sniff authorized a number of changes within the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department last week to better protect members of that agency in responding to incidents throughout its countywide field operations.