On 04-25-13, members of the Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force, the San Jacinto Police Department Special Enforcement Team, and additional Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force teams conducted a gang saturation operation in the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley.
Approximately 20 law enforcement officers participated in this event. Officers conducted high visibility saturation patrol in areas frequented by gang members. Officers also conducted predetermined probation and parole compliance checks targeting documented gang members.
Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown recently told the Hemet City Council that the on-going support of the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force is a key component to the department’s efforts to reduce crime in the Valley.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force has been in existence since April 2006. The Law Enforcement Agencies within “The Valley” have been working together since this time on a daily basis.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force is comprised of members from the Hemet Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Police Department, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Riverside County Probation Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force operates in the Cities of Hemet and San Jacinto and the unincorporated areas of Hemet.
The law enforcement leadership within the valley meets regularly and coordinates the Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force activities. Since the formation of the task force, leadership has recognized the importance of working together to provide the highest level of service for the citizens within the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley.
The Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the entire Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 22 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.