Chief Eddie Pust is the current chief of police for the Hemet Police Department.
As chief of police, he is responsible for the direction the department takes into the future, overall management of the command staff, and reporting to the city manager.
He was promoted to the rank of chief of police in 2019.
Chief Eddie Pust began his career with the City of Hemet Police Department in 1996.
- 1999 – Assigned to a multi-agency narcotics task force, where he worked with many allied agencies at the local, state and federal level
- 2003 – Assigned to develop the crime suppression unit
- 2006 – Promoted to corporal and assigned as a field supervisor
- 2011 – Promoted to sergeant and assigned as a watch commander
- 2014 – Promoted to lieutenant and oversaw the patrol operations bureau, public safety dispatch center, and the investigations bureau
- 2018 – Promoted to captain and oversaw the patrol division, investigations bureau, field training program, special operations unit, gang task force, and the crime suppression unit
- 2019 – Promoted to the chief of police
- SWAT operator – 13 years experience
- Past board member – Hemet Police Officers Association
- Past board member – Hemet Police Management Association
- Master’s Degree – Public Administration from California State University, Northridge
- Bachelor’s Degree – Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton
- California POST – Executive Certificate
- Graduate – FBI National Academy Session #276