Community Outreach

  1. Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
  2. LGBT Liaison
  3. Tribal Liaison Unit

Who We Are

The Riverside County Sheriff’s-Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is committed to assisting the community with issues related to homelessness through education and outreach. We address issues surrounding quality of life, encampments, and makes assessments of housing, substance abuse, and behavioral health needs through a collaborative effort with local county agencies and nonprofit partners.

Our Mission

To utilize a proactive outreach, while enforcing the law.  We connect with local homeless populations and provide support through resources, in hopes of reducing the rate of recidivism, incarceration, and calls for service related to homelessness.

How does HOT help?

  • Contact and identify homeless individuals within Riverside County
  • Complete necessary documentation for services
  • Refer to service providers
  • Assist in case management to complete services

The Benefit of HOT within our communities

  • Provide education for business owners and citizens
  • Safer parks and cleaner restrooms
  • Less drug use and purchase of drugs
  • Reduction in crime

How you can help!

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to a joint effort in solving the issues surrounding homelessness. As a practice, we encourage our citizens to partner with proven and reliable organizations to give back to our communities. This can be done through the donation of time, effort, and resources. Using these methods, help us in the fight against homelessness with solutions rather than a quick fix.