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Hemet Police Department

Proudly serving the City of Hemet

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The Hemet Police Department provides law enforcement services to the city of Hemet in Southern California. Located in the San Jacinto Valley area of Riverside County, Hemet is about 86 miles east of Los Angeles. Within the 29 square miles of Hemet is a population of approximately 90,000 people.

Our department is a family-oriented team committed to excellence and quality service to our community. Our family is a talented workforce, who is progressively developing as change agents for our community.

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If you’re looking to make a difference in other people’s lives, the Hemet Police Department is hiring men and women to serve the community.

At Hemet PD, your ideas are embraced, your knowledge is respected, and you enjoy some of the best benefits in the profession.

a message from our chief

On behalf of the hard-working men and women of the Hemet Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website.

The department serves a fast-growing, highly diverse population that lives, works, and plays in the San Jacinto Valley. Hemet is well-known for some of the best Southern California fishing at Diamond Valley Lake and top-notch mountain biking at Simpson Park. We are a great central location with easy access to the beach, desert, and mountains. We are home to the Western Science Center and the Ramona Pageant, California’s official outdoor play.

If you are looking for a great place to live or just visit, the Hemet Police Department will be honored to serve you. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you find it contains valuable information about our department and the resources, programs, and services we provide to the community.

Eddie Pust
Chief of Police


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Hemet Police Department Launches Drone as a First Responder Program

Hemet Police Department Launches Drone as a First Responder Program

Hemet, Calif. — On Monday, April 17, the Hemet Police Department launched a new Drone as a First Responder (DFR) Program to enhance its law enforcement capabilities. The DFR program will use small, remotely operated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also commonly...

Hemet Police to Conduct DUI Safety Checkpoint

Hemet Police to Conduct DUI Safety Checkpoint

Hemet, Calif. — The Hemet Police Department will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at an undisclosed location within the City of Hemet. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on...

Arrest In Homicide Investigation

Arrest In Homicide Investigation

Hemet, Calif. — On Saturday, April 1, 2023, at approximately 10:56 pm, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call of gunshots heard in the 1800 block of W. Devonshire Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult victim suffering from...

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Every quarter, the department holds Range Qualifications. This time around, we decided to incorporate Tactical Combat Casualty Care with live fire scenarios going over treatment and hands-on training with the medical supplies officers are issued. #hemet #hemetca #committedsince1910
Join us next Thursday May 25th, for a virtual ride-along. We will take you along with one of our Night Shift officers and show what our team does during a patrol shift. We will also be answering questions along the way! 

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Last night, the Hemet City Council proclaimed Monday, May 15, 2023, Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives in the performance of duty. The City of Hemet will fly their flags at half-staff at all city buildings.

Since the first recorded death in 1791, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and died or been killed in the line of duty. In 1962, Congress and President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as National Police Week.

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This evening, the Hemet Unified School District alerted us of social media threats originating from West Valley High School. 

School will continue as planned. However, we want to assure the community that campus safety remains one of our top priorities. Out of an abundance of caution, we will have additional officers on site.

We understand that incidents like these can be unsettling. However, we want to assure families that we are taking all necessary precautions to keep students and Hemet Unified School District staff safe.
If you haven't noticed already, the city's south end is experiencing a power outage⚡️ 

Southern California Edison is working diligently to get things back to normal, but in the meantime, please use caution when driving. There are traffic signal outages along Stetson and South State Street. If you come up to an inoperative traffic signal, treat it as if you were at a STOP SIGN 🛑 

Drive safely, Hemet!

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