The Hemet Police Department will be hosting its 41st Basic Volunteer Academy scheduled to begin in March 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 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 four stations, speaking to civic groups, patrolling neighborhoods, shopping centers & parks, starting Neighborhood Watch programs, performing traffic control at collisions, answering business phone lines, babysitting lost children, helping Alzheimers patients, records entry, vehicle maintenance, 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, and much, much more.
The program was started in 1993 under then-police Chief Milton Evanson and Sergeant Charles Steadman (ret). We ask our volunteers to dedicate a minimum of 16 hours per month, but there is no limit to how much you can help.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or simply stop by any of the four stations:
Applications and Interest Packets can be found on-line at www.hemetpolice.org and then clicking “Volunteer Program.”