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Hemet picks its deputy police chief as the new boss

By in Press Enterprise on November 10, 2017

By Craig Shultz

Rob Webb will be the next Hemet police chief, the city announced Thursday, Nov. 9.

He will take over Dec. 22 and replace Dave Brown, who is retiring to run for county sheriff.

Webb has been the deputy police chief since 2014.

“It became very apparent during my short tenure with the city that the Police Department has an outstanding reputation and a great leadership team in place,” Interim City Manager Allen Parker said in a news release. “I was impressed with the broad support and confidence in Chief Webb by our legislative body as well as the community and department members.”

Webb brings nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience to his new post.

He began his career as a police officer with the San Diego Harbor Police and joined Hemet police in 1991 as a patrol officer and was one of the department’s first dedicated gang investigators.

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