Hemet police officers wear their support for autism acceptance

Patches will be worn voluntarily by Hemet police officers and other uniformed personnel, and can be purchased for $10 at the Hemet Police Department Lobby, benefitting the Autism Society Inland Empire. Valley News/Courtesy photo
HEMET -- In support of Autism Acceptance Month, Hemet Police Officers and other uniformed personnel will voluntarily wear Autism patches during April. For 2024, the Hemet Police Department has Autism Acceptance Challenge coins and patches for a $10 donation.All proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society Inland Empire (https://ieautism.org), an organization that connects people to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information, referral, and community programming.Patches and coins will be available at the Hemet Police Department Lobby, 450 E. Latham Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Currently, the department is accepting cash only for patches and coin donations.To make a purchase, contact Officer Albert Martinez at amartinez@hemetca.gov or Records Spec
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