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 Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee updated on public safety expenditures

Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown and Fire Chief Scott Brown gave the Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee an update on the two departments progress in hiring and reorganizing to improve the city’s public safety status during the committee’s third meeting June 11. The chiefs and Hemet administrative consultant Joy Canfield reported to the committee that […]

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 Measure U tax oversight committee in place

Seven Hemet residents determined to keep the Measure U general sales tax money going only to the police, fire and public safety services were appointed to a Measure U Oversight Committee by the Hemet City Council Feb. 14. The seven Oversight Committee members were selected out of almost three dozen applicants after extensive ad hoc […]

Hemet Measure U Oversight Committee soon to be named

Hemet City Council began its interview process Tuesday, Jan. 31, to find seven registered Hemet voters to serve on the Measure U Oversight Committee to track funds spent from the 1 percent sales tax voted into law in November 2016. As of Jan. 25, Hemet City Clerk Sara McComas reported they had received 37 applicants […]

Hemet PD badge ceremony direct result of Measure U victory

Hemet PD badge ceremony direct result of Measure U victory

This is a historic day,” said Hemet Chief of Police Dave Brown. “We are witnessing the first police officer hired and funded under Measure U and the promotion of three officers in support of a new Special Operations Bureau made possible by funding under Measure U.” The Special Operations Bureau is tasked with aggressively tackling […]

Proposed Measure U public safety expenditures Jan. 1 to June 30, 2017, approved by Hemet City Council

The Hemet City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the deputy city manager of administrative services director to adjust the 2016-17 revenue budget by adding $2,239,243 in revenues expected to come in from the new Measure U sales tax to be used by the police and fire departments. The resolution approval followed the presentation of “Measure […]

In light of Measure U funding, Hemet City Council to hear police and fire department expansion plans for 2017

In light of Measure U funding, Hemet City Council to hear police and fire department expansion plans for 2017

Hemet’s police and fire chiefs have begun the process of recruiting new firefighters and police officers even though the recently passed Measure U one-cent sales tax collections won’t begin until April 1. The sales tax revenues are to be used only for city public safety departments, specifically for the fire and police departments. Police Chief […]