The Hemet Police Department will be hosting its 39th Basic Volunteer Academy scheduled to begin in September 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 assigned to veteran volunteers for further training and can choose from several assignments catered to their availability and abilities.
Hemet Police Department currently has over 80 volunteers who can be seen assisting citizens at Hemet Police Department’s three stations, speaking to civic groups, patrolling neighborhoods, shopping centers & parks, starting Neighborhood Watch programs, performing traffic control at collisions and during natural disasters, babysitting lost children, and helping Alzheimers patients. 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, and much, much more.
The program was started in 1993 under then-police Chief Milton Evanson and Sergeant Charles Steadman (ret). Some of those original graduates still volunteer to this date.
The Hemet City Council, as well as Police Department Employees, have 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or simply stop by any of the three stations:
West Station Main Station East Station
3663 W. Florida Ave 450 E. Latham Ave 1985 E. Florida Ave
951 766-7463 951 765-2401 951 765-2415
Applications can also be found on-line at www.hemetpolice.org and then clicking “Volunteer Program.”