Riverside residents have police services contacted through Washington County and Volunteer Fire and EMS services from the Volunteer Riverside Fire Department.

Police Services

Law enforcement services are provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Their office is located at 2181 Lexington Blvd. in Washington, Iowa. Their non-emergency phone number is (319) 653-2107.

Riverside Fire Department

The Riverside Fire Department is an all-volunteer department that is committed to providing the highest-quality fire and first responder services to the Riverside community and the surrounding areas. The department consists of:

Twelve of the department's members are certified to provide BLS service with First Responder or EMT-B certification. All firefighters are FFI and Hazmat Operations-certified.

Riverside Fire and Rescue is an all hazards department. Personnel respond to calls of all types including fires, medical, motor vehicle accidents, hazmat, and technical rescue calls. The Riverside Fire Department is a member of the Washington County Mutual Aid Association and the Johnson County Mutual Aid Association. The Department is also a memer of the EMS associations for Washington and Johnson Counties.

Meetings: Meetings for department members are held on the second and third Tuesday of the month, with training on the last Monday of each month and some weekends. The department responds to calls with 1 Engine, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Tanker, 2 Brush Trucks, 1 Ambulance, 1 Command Vehicle, and 1 Polaris Ranger.