ABOUT US

Learn about the the operations, assignments, department leadership and great opportunities available at the Hemet Police Department.

TAKE A LOOK

The Hemet Police Department is divided into four divisions: operations, support services, community services, and investigations. Within those divisions are bureaus, which are sections of personnel and services tailored to a specific need. There are also smaller, specialized groups of officers known as teams or units, which can follow under either divisions or bureaus.

The operations division oversees the following:

  • Field Training Program
  • Jail Operations
  • K9 Team
  • Patrol Teams
  • Recruitment Team

The support services division oversees the following:

  • Communications Bureau
  • Records Bureau

The community services division oversees the following:

  • Community Services
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Central Post-release Accountability and Compliance Team (CPACT)
  • Professional Standards
  • Restoring Our Community Strategy Team (ROCS)
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Traffic Bureau

The investigations division oversees the following:

  • Cannabis Regulation Task Force (CRTF)
  • Crime Suppresion Unit (CSU)
  • Gang Impact Team (GIT)
  • Task Force (GTF)
  • Investigations Bureau

TAKE A LOOK

The Hemet Police Department is divided into four divisions: operations, support services, community services, and investigations. Within those divisions are bureaus, which are sections of personnel and services tailored to a specific need. There are also smaller, specialized groups of officers known as teams or units, which can follow under either divisions or bureaus.

OPERATIONS DIVISION

The operations division oversees the following:

  • Field Training Program
  • Jail Operations
  • K9 Team
  • Patrol Teams
  • Recruitment Team

PATROL DIVISION

Every day, residents, business owners, and visitors of the city of Hemet entrust their safety and security to the brave women and men of the Hemet Police Department.

As a patrol officer, you will find yourself providing community service on one call, to pursuing after those intending to do harm to others on the next.

The 28 square miles of the city are divided into five patrol beats, with one patrol officer assigned per beat. Supporting those patrol officers are two cover officers, a corporal and a sergeant.

Patrol officers work 12-hour shifts.

PATROL DIVISION

Every day, residents, business owners, and visitors of the city of Hemet entrust their safety and security to the brave women and men of the Hemet Police Department.

As a patrol officer, you will find yourself providing community service on one call, to pursuing after those intending to do harm to others on the next.

The 28 square miles of the city are divided into five patrol beats, with one patrol officer assigned per beat. Supporting those patrol officers are two cover officers, a corporal and a sergeant.

Patrol officers work 12-hour shifts.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

The Hemet Police Department has specialized teams, units, and assignments for officers looking to expand their experience, as well as utlize their personal and professional skills to make a difference in the community.

police officer with k9

K-9 PROGRAM

Imagine being partnered with a dog and called upon for the most critical of incidents. From searching for suspects who are hiding in bushes to locating a lost child, you'll find excitement and job satisfaction as a K-9 handler.

Excellent physical condition is important, as is a superior ability to successfully interact with the canine.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

The Hemet Police Department has specialized teams, units, and assignments for officers looking to expand their experience, as well as utlize their personal and professional skills to make a difference in the community.
K-9 PROGRAM
police officer with k9
Imagine being partnered with a dog and called upon for the most critical of incidents. From searching for suspects who are hiding in bushes to locating a lost child, you'll find excitement and job satisfaction as a K-9 handler.

Excellent physical condition is important, as is a superior ability to successfully interact with the canine.
police officer riding a motorcycle

TRAFFIC BUREAU

Want to ride a motorcycle for your job? The Hemet Police Department's Traffic Bureau consists of officers who not only respond to radio calls, but enforce the laws pertaining to vehicles.

Known as "Motors," these officers also have the expertise and training to investigate major traffic collisions, and determine exactly what happened at an accident scene.

SWAT officer walking by SWAT vehicle

SWAT

If you want an assignment where you're relied upon to stop critical incidents and save lives, then you could become a member of the department's SWAT team.

You'll get intensive training and learn how to utilize specialized weaponry, surveillance devices, and equipment beyond what is normally used by a patrol officer.

SWAT team members must be in top physical condition, have excellent decision-making skills, and maintain a high level of proficiency with their weapons.

SCHOOL
RESOURCE
OFFICER

Make a difference in the lives of youth as a school resource officer. You'll be responsible for protecting students and staff at schools, investigating crimes on campus, and in many cases, acting as a role model or mentor to students.

CRISIS
NEGOTIATIONS
TEAM

Through high-tech communications equipment and negotiations training, you could be the person who is responsible for bringing a stressful situation to a successful conclusion.

CRIME
SUPPRESSION
UNIT

Go undercover to investigate human trafficking, vice operations, narcotics violations and more.

CRISIS
INTERVENTION
TEAM

Make a difference with those who are suffering from mental health issues. You'll work along side mental health professionals to help those in our community who are often neglected.

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SCHOOL
RESOURCE
OFFICER

Make a difference in the lives of youth as a school resource officer. You'll be responsible for protecting students and staff at schools, investigating crimes on campus, and in many cases, acting as a role model or mentor to students.

CRISIS
NEGOTIATIONS
TEAM

Through high-tech communications equipment and negotiations training, you could be the person who is responsible for bringing a stressful situation to a successful conclusion.

CRIME
SUPPRESSION
UNIT

Go undercover to investigate human trafficking, vice operations, narcotics violations and more.

CRISIS
INTERVENTION
TEAM

Make a difference with those who are suffering from mental health issues. You'll work along side mental health professionals to help those in our community who are often neglected.

THE DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP

The department is led by the chief of police who has a team of leaders under his command, known as the command staff.
gang officer speaks with other officers

GANG TASK FORCE

As an officer assigned to the Hemet Police Department's Gang Task Force, you'll investigate crimes involving criminal street gangs.

Through surveillance, intelligence, and proactive patrol and case management, you'll have the opportunity to keep our community free from gang violence so others may live in peace.

police honor guard stands at attention

HONOR GUARD UNIT 

The Hemet Police Department Honor Guard is the ceremonial unit of the Hemet Police Department. Its purpose is to represent the department and to act as a goodwill ambassador; welcoming dignitaries, presenting the colors of our country, honoring fallen officers at memorial and funeral services, and serving as a ceremonial representation of our department with pride.

If you have that attention to detail personality, and want to embrace the esprit de corps in representing the profession and the department, then you too can become a member of this unit.

THE DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP

The department is led by the chief of police who has a team of leaders under his command, known as the command staff.

WE KNOW PEOPLE...

Lateral police officers want to rejuvenate their careers. They know they'll be the newest members of our team, but they should also be respected for their knowledge and experiences. Newer, younger adults entering the law enforcement profession want to work for an employer who wants to hear their suggestions and can offer career coaching and mentorship.

The Hemet Police Department Is The Team For You.

hemet police officer standing near patrol car

WE KNOW PEOPLE...

Lateral police officers want to rejuvenate their careers. They know they'll be the newest members of our team, but they should also be respected for their knowledge and experiences. Newer, younger adults entering the law enforcement profession want to work for an employer who wants to hear their suggestions and can offer career coaching and mentorship.

The Hemet Police Department Is The Team For You.

hemet police officer standing near patrol car

READY TO APPLY?

If you are up to the challenge and want to join the Hemet Police Department, then complete an application today.

READY TO APPLY?

If you are up to the challenge and want to join the Hemet Police Department, then complete an application today.