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Hemet Police chief reports Measure U sales tax helping Hemet Police Department reduce city’s violent crimes


Last updated 10/20/2017 at Noon

Violent crimes in the city of Hemet are down from 2016 with some reduction in property crime, partially due to new police department hires and equipment made possible through Measure U funding, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown said.

Brown, appearing before the Hemet City Council during a workshop Tuesday, Oct. 10, showed that the new officers recently hired have helped reduce the overall violent crime rate from 313 incidents from January to June last year down to 206 incidents from January to June this year. The only exception was that the number of homicides went from one in 2016 to three th...

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