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Hemet Police Department

Proudly serving the City of Hemet

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The Hemet Police Department provides law enforcement services to the city of Hemet in Southern California. Located in the San Jacinto Valley area of Riverside County, Hemet is about 86 miles east of Los Angeles. Within the 29 square miles of Hemet is a population of approximately 90,000 people.

Our department is a family-oriented team committed to excellence and quality service to our community. Our family is a talented workforce, who is progressively developing as change agents for our community.

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If you’re looking to make a difference in other people’s lives, the Hemet Police Department is hiring men and women to serve the community.

At Hemet PD, your ideas are embraced, your knowledge is respected, and you enjoy some of the best benefits in the profession.

a message from our chief

On behalf of the hard-working men and women of the Hemet Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website.

The department serves a fast-growing, highly diverse population that lives, works, and plays in the San Jacinto Valley. Hemet is well-known for some of the best Southern California fishing at Diamond Valley Lake and top-notch mountain biking at Simpson Park. We are a great central location with easy access to the beach, desert, and mountains. We are home to the Western Science Center and the Ramona Pageant, California’s official outdoor play.

If you are looking for a great place to live or just visit, the Hemet Police Department will be honored to serve you. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you find it contains valuable information about our department and the resources, programs, and services we provide to the community.

Eddie Pust
Chief of Police


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Check Twice for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Check Twice for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Hemet, Calif. — During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, The Hemet Police Department reminds drivers to always look twice for motorcycles. Safe riding and driving practices, and a shared responsibility from all road users, will help everyone get to their...

Share the Road and Look Out for One Another During Bicycle Safety Month

Share the Road and Look Out for One Another During Bicycle Safety Month

Hemet, Calif. — May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and the Hemet Police Department is encouraging more people to get active and safely take bike rides. “Bicycling is a great means of transportation and recreation, and everyone deserves to ride to their destination...

Hemet Police Department Launches Drone as a First Responder Program

Hemet Police Department Launches Drone as a First Responder Program

Hemet, Calif. — On Monday, April 17, the Hemet Police Department launched a new Drone as a First Responder (DFR) Program to enhance its law enforcement capabilities. The DFR program will use small, remotely operated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also commonly...

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This evening, the Hemet Unified School District alerted us of social media threats originating from West Valley High School. 

School will continue as planned. However, we want to assure the community that campus safety remains one of our top priorities. Out of an abundance of caution, we will have additional officers on site.

We understand that incidents like these can be unsettling. However, we want to assure families that we are taking all necessary precautions to keep students and Hemet Unified School District staff safe.
If you haven't noticed already, the city's south end is experiencing a power outage⚡️ 

Southern California Edison is working diligently to get things back to normal, but in the meantime, please use caution when driving. There are traffic signal outages along Stetson and South State Street. If you come up to an inoperative traffic signal, treat it as if you were at a STOP SIGN 🛑 

Drive safely, Hemet!

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Last week, Officer Zuniga and Officer Hobson were patrolling the 200 block of W Fruitvale Avenue when they saw several individuals standing around a vehicle with open doors; Officer Zuniga observed a male subject remove a black satchel from around his neck and throw it in the vehicle.

Both Officers approached the vehicle and detained several individuals who displayed apparent signs and symptoms of being drunk in public. A vehicle search was conducted, revealing two loaded and unserialized 9mm firearms. 

This makes Officer Zuniga's 11th proactive gun arrest since joining Hemet PD in late November 2022.

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A behind-the-scenes look of booking narcotic evidence. 

On April 24, Officer Cordero conducted a traffic stop. A search was conducted and multiple narcotics were located including methamphetamine, heroin, M30 pills, and mushrooms, which lead to the arrest of the driver. 

Great job, Officer Cordero!

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Today, the Hemet Police Department recognizes Denim Day 👖💙

To raise awareness of sexual violence and combat victim blaming, professional staff at the Department wore denim jeans, with Hemet Police Officers wearing teal ribbons under their name tags.

The day is recognized internationally following a high-profile Italian rape trial where the survivor was blamed for her rape due to the type of jeans she was wearing. In protest and solidarity, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work and thus sparking Denim Day.

The Hemet Police Department is proud to partner with REACH (Reflect. Emerge. Act. Choose. Hope.), a local nonprofit specializing in preventing, intervening, and treating sexual & domestic violence, childhood trauma and abuse, and human trafficking. All services are free and confidential for survivors of all ages. Services are survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and empowerment-based. Learn more about reach at www.reachus.org

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

We want to take a moment to recognize all of our administrative staff, from personnel in Records to our support personnel all of these people are an integral part of our department.

Though they are often unseen they are the heartbeat that keeps our department running efficiently and effectively.