State of California Off-Highway Vehicle Education/Enforcement Grants
A Message from the Sheriff
- Drive or ride safely.
- Wear a helmet and protective clothing.
- Stay alert for other vehicles.
- Take time to survey the course or road.
- Be courteous to other riders.
- Finally, have fun and thanks for visiting us here in Riverside County!
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has made OHV education and enforcement a priority. We have the responsibility to protect the rights of private landowners as well as the quality of life for residents who live nearby OHV riding locations. This responsibility also extends to publicly owned lands, some of which are wildlife habitat areas set apart to protect endangered plant and wildlife species.
With grants funded by the California State Parks Off-Highway Division, Riverside County Sheriff's Department personnel have implemented the R.O.V.E., (Riverside County Sheriff's Department Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement) program. Sheriff's deputies assigned to the R.O.V.E. program provide OHV education and enforcement on a regular basis throughout the peak riding season.
The R.O.V.E. program is an effective tool to better educate OHV riders while protecting the environment, the tranquility of residential communities, and the property interests of landowners. The men and women of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department appreciate your cooperation in helping us promote safe and legal recreational opportunities for everyone.
ROVE Team and Posse Members
Approximately 100 deputy sheriffs who have successfully completed a certified law enforcement ATV course along with Mounted Posse members combine skills, training and resources to enforce the OHV laws.
Although there are many nearby undeveloped areas that are convenient and accessible to ride your OHV's, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department recommends that you ride your OHV's only on approved OHV riding areas. Remember, in order to ride OHV's on any property, private or public, the OHV rider must have express written permission from the property owner in their possession in order to be in compliance.