Soon to be appointed Hemet Police chief promises ‘taking a hardline stance’ on crime in the city

Soon to be appointed Hemet Police chief promises ‘taking a hardline stance’ on crime in the city

Hemet Police Department’s Deputy Chief Charles Webb who has been with the department for 25 years will become the new police chief, Dec. 22, replacing former Police Chief David Brown who has announced his intent to run for Riverside County Sheriff. Webb, 49, has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, field training officer, crime […]

Law enforcement, fire personnel participate in active shooter training at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Law enforcement, fire personnel participate in active shooter training at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency medical technicians flooded a Pechanga Resort & Casino parking lot as dozens of people – many seen complaining of injuries – were rushed out of the nearby employment training building. Several onlookers watched calmly from a nearby parking garage. The surreal scene was part of a planned active shooter training […]

In ‘Operation Valley Vigilance,’ District Attorney’s Gang Impact Team sweeps up dangerous criminals, weapons in Hemet San Jacinto Valley

In ‘Operation Valley Vigilance,’ District Attorney’s Gang Impact Team sweeps up dangerous criminals, weapons in Hemet San Jacinto Valley

Converging on the Hemet San Jacinto Valley early Thursday, June 29, were 400 law enforcement officers from local, county and federal agencies, confiscating 77 weapons and 4 pounds of illegal drugs and making 24 felony arrests of gang members and other suspected dangerous criminals in the Valley. “This was the single day joint takedown in […]

This and that with a few thank you’s in between

I pride myself on having an open door and providing a forum for our community to voice their opinions on things happening within our community. Last week, I wrote an opinion piece on the shooting death of a Whittier police officer and how many of the laws designed to open the doors for non-violent criminals […]

First responders, families and friends roll up a sleeve to help save lives at 11th annual Battle of the Badges

LOS ANGELES – Federal, state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies in Southern California are partnering with the American Red Cross for the 11th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors to donate blood. Individuals can join in the friendly competition by donating at […]

Area K9 Teams thrill during annual Trials

Area K9 Teams thrill during annual Trials

Every year, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 Team hosts a K9 competition and invites law enforcement agencies from across the country to compete in their annual K9 Trials. This year, the department held its 21st Annual Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K9 Trials Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5. The trials were held at George Ingalls […]

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