Lieutenant Michael Arellano is the Hemet Police Department’s Operations Bureau Commander. He currently supervises:

  • Patrol Operations
  • Special Operations Unit (SOU)
  • Field Training Program
  • Police K-9 Program
  • Recruitment
  • Vehicle Fleet
  • Honor Guard

After serving 9 years in the United States Marine Corps, Lieutenant Arellano began his law enforcement career with the San Diego Police Department in 2003. While at the SDPD, he was assigned to the southeastern division where he worked patrol and the crime suppression team.

Lieutenant Arellano transferred to the Hemet Police Department in 2006, and has held the following assignments:

  • 2006 – Patrol officer
  • 2008 – Canine handler
  • 2009 – Field training officer
  • 2009 – Special operations unit (SWAT) as an operator, breached, and sniper
  • 2012 – Promoted to corporal and assigned as a patrol field supervisor
  • 2014 – Promoted to sergeant as a watch commander
  • 2014 – Honor guard member and coordinator, field training program coordinator, crisis negotiations team leader, asset forfeitures
  • 2017 – Selected to supervise the restoring our community strategy (ROCS) team
  • 2020 – Promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the operations division
  • Past board member of the Hemet Police Officer’s Association (HPOA) and the Hemet Police Management Association (HPMA)
  • Current board member of the Hemet Police Management Association
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, from California Coast University
  • Graduate – California Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Management
  • Graduate – The Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute – Class #435
  • California Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) certificates – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory.

Lieutenant Michael Arellano
450 E Latham Ave
Hemet, California 92543
951.765.2400
marellano@hemetca.gov