Hemet Police Seeks New Volunteers
Volunteer Academy Class Starting Soon
The Hemet Police Department will be hosting its 42nd Basic Volunteer Academy scheduled to begin in the fall of this year. The Volunteer Academy is a training program wherein volunteers attend 3 hour classroom instruction once a week over the course of six weeks. From there, volunteers are paired with veteran volunteers for further training and can choose from several assignments catered to their availability and abilities.
Hemet Police Department currently has over 85 volunteers who can be seen assisting citizens at Hemet Police Department’s four stations, speaking to civic groups, patrolling neighborhoods, shopping centers & parks, starting Neighborhood Watch programs, performing traffic control at collisions, answering business phone lines, doing vacation checks, babysitting lost children, helping Alzheimers patients, records entry & filing, vehicle maintenance, updating Special Needs registries, and much more.
Our volunteers have become staples at such events as The Ramona Play, Hemet’s Annual Christmas Parade, Harvest Festival, Veterans Day Celebration, Special Olympics Relay, Tinsel Tri, and much, much more.
Chief Dave Brown said, “Our Volunteers are priceless. Each individual brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a desire to better our community. I am proud of how our program, now nearly 100 strong, serves as a model for other agencies looking to start or bolster their volunteer programs.”
The volunteers are asked to contribute a minimum of 16 hours a month, but there is no limit if they want to work more. “We have several volunteers that dedicate well over 800 hours a year.” Said Deputy Chief Rob Webb, “That is amazing.”
The Hemet City Council, as well as Police Department Employees, has long recognized our volunteers for their endless dedication to the community. If you would like information on becoming a Hemet Police Department Volunteer, please call Sergeant Nate Miller at 951 765-2406.
Applicants may also e-mail email@example.com or simply stop by any of the four stations.
Applications can be found on-line at www.hemetpolice.org and then clicking “Volunteer Program.”