What is measure u?

Measure U is a sales tax measure approved by Hemet Voters on November 8, 2016 that authorized the city to impose a sales tax of 1 percent for ten years to fund general city services.

Measure U pays exclusively for public safety and crime prevention services, fire prevention and suppression services, 9-1-1 / paramedic services, and other general municipal services.

Police Department Budget 2022-2023

Completed Projects & Technology Upgrades Since Measure U inception

  • June 2020 – Entered a service contract with FLOCK & Expanded X2
  • June 2021 – Completed New Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System
  • June 2021 – Live w/Axon BWC’s & Taser 7’s
  • July 2021 – Completion of Phase I & Phase II, encrypted radio system, PSEC
  • Purchased encrypted Harris radios
  • Purchased dispatch consoles and upgraded them for future EMD implementation
  • Trauma Intervention Program (TIP)
  • Purchased 5 Traffic Motorcycles
  • Purchased 17 patrol vehicles with all upfit since the inception of Measure U
  • Purchased two prisoner transport vans to ensure patrol productivity and staffing
  • Purchased high-power pressure washer for graffiti removal
  • Purchased trailer for debris removal
  • Introduced new technology to reduce employee collisions and liability
  • Purchased FLOCK solution (Automatic License Plate Readers to improve crime solvability).

Testing and Evaluating FLOCK Raven audio detection device detecting gunshots.

Future Projects & Technology UpgradeS

  • Expand ROCS – Improve Quality of Life
  • Expand Traffic – Traffic Grant Opportunities
  • Expand Community Engagement
  • Expand FLOCK – Community Cameras
  • Business Crime Prevention Program
  • Community/Police Engagement Group
  • Improve Public Safety Communications Center
  • First Responder Drone Program

Measure U Funded Positions

  • 1 Police Captain
  • 1 Police Lieutenant
  • 3 Police Sergeants
  • 20 Police Officers
  • 1 Public Media Officer
  • 1 Support Service Manager
  • 5 Community Service Officers
  • 1 Property and Evidence Tech
  • 1 Public Safety Dispatcher
  • 3 Records Specialist
  • 1 Public Safety Operator

2011 to 2021 All Property Crimes

(Arson, Burglary, Theft, and Motor Vehicle Theft)


Summary Crime reported by the Hemet Police Department 2011-2021

2011 to 2021 All Violent Crimes

(Homicide, Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault)

FBI Crime Data

Summary Crime reported by the Hemet Police Department 2011-2021