Contracting out Florida Avenue patrols makes short-term fiscal and safety sense

Photo courtesy of The Press-Enterprise NewspaperA letter authored by California State Assemblyman Brian Nestande in 2014 applauded the results from the contract between Hemet Police Department and California Highway Patrol for the outsourcing of patrol on Florida Avenue. ■ BY Mary Ann Morris / Editor It’s no secret we have a crime epidemic in Hemet. Our town is overrun by vagrants, vandals and felons who have no respect for the law or law-abiding citizens and business owners. We are in such dire straits that the Hemet Police Department held a press conference April 7 in Weston Park, declaring a “War on Crime.” The problem is so serious that Hemet Police Chief

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