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

  • The Investigations Bureau
  • Special Operations Unit (SOU)
  • The Gang Task Force
  • Property & Evidence
  • Crime Scene Investigation Team

Lieutenant Mouat began his law enforcement career when he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer in 1995. While serving 9 years in the Marine Corps, Michael Mouat was a Caine Handler and a Special Reaction Team (SWAT) member.

In 1999, Michael Mouat was hired as a Deputy Sheriff by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. While at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Mouat was assigned to the Men’s Central Jail and spent 2 years on active-duty service in the Marine Corps.

Michael Mouat transferred to the Hemet Police Department in 2004, and has held the following assignments:

  • Patrol
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Training Review Board member
  • Special Operations Unit (SWAT) – 14 years
  • Operator, Point, Assistant Team Leader, and Team Leader
  • Ranger Master – 14 Years
  • Firearms Instructor, Active Shooter Response Instructor, Armorer, Less Lethal Instructor, and Force Options Simulator Instructor
  • 2007 – Assigned to the Crime Suppression Unit as a Detective
  • 2010 – Assigned to the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, Region 3, as a Detective
  • 2011 – Promoted to Corporal and assigned to Patrol as a Field Supervisor
  • 2014 – Promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Patrol as a Watch Commander
  • SWAT Team Leader
  • Range Master Supervisor
  • 2017 – Assigned to the Crime Suppression Unit as a Supervisor
  • 2019 – Assigned to the Office of Profession Standards / Internal Affairs as a Supervisor
  • 2020 – Assigned to the Community Services Bureau as a Supervisor
  • Training Review Board Supervisor
  • 2022 – Promoted to Lieutenant
  • Graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class #403
  • California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Certificates
  • Currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Workforce Education and Development through Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Lieutenant Michael Mouat
450 E Latham Ave
Hemet, California 92543
951.765.2400
mmouat@hemetca.gov