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:

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

RFD provides Emeregency Medical Services at the EMT level. The department has 7 members certified at the EMR, EMT-B or Paramedic level of service. All firefighters are FFI and Hazmat Operations certified. 

Meetings: Meetings for department members are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month for general business meetings, 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 EMS/Rescue Truck, , and 1 Polaris Ranger.