Hemet Police Department to use grant to increase traffic safety

Hemet Police Department to use grant to increase traffic safety

The Hemet Police Department will be using a $130,000 grant to try to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries in the city, officials said. The grant, provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program, will go toward such things as DUI saturation patrols; bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement; distracted driving enforcement; […]

Hemet announces new police chief

Hemet announces new police chief

Hemet’s interim city manager on Thursday, Nov. 9, announced that Deputy Chief Robb Webb will assume the role of police chief, filling a vacancy left by Chief Dave Brown. “It became very apparent during my short tenure with the City that the Police Department has an outstanding reputation and a great leadership team in place,” […]

Hemet Police chief reports Measure U sales tax helping Hemet Police Department reduce city’s violent crimes

Hemet Police chief reports Measure U sales tax helping Hemet Police Department reduce city’s violent crimes

Violent crimes in the city of Hemet are down from 2016 with some reduction in property crime, partially due to new police department hires and equipment made possible through Measure U funding, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown said. Brown, appearing before the Hemet City Council during a workshop Tuesday, Oct. 10, showed that the new […]

Hemet adds two new police officers to growing force

Hemet adds two new police officers to growing force

The two newest police officers to the Hemet Police Department were sworn into service, Oct. 5 by Chief David Brown at the Hemet City Council chambers. Juan Sanchez is a retired Los Angeles Police Department sergeant with 30 years’ experience and Gerardo Ortiz is a former San Diego City police officer; both are highly experienced […]

Hemet Police officers will soon have new police vehicles

The virtues of providing Hemet Police officers an assigned patrol vehicle that they may keep at home when off duty was explained to the Hemet City Council May 9 by Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown. The council after hearing the report approved the purchase of a new fleet of 19 fully equipped police cars for […]

Hemet police chief updates council on homicide investigations

Hemet police chief updates council on homicide investigations

Hemet Police Chief David Brown, giving a crime and safety report to the city council, focused his attention on the efforts of his detectives to solve recent homicides following earlier public comments that were somewhat critical of the ongoing investigations. The report was given by the chief during the regular council meeting March 14. Two […]