|Hemet Station Liaisons
|Captain Leonard Purvis
Hemet Station Tribes and Liaisons
The Hemet Sheriff's Station provides service to four distinct tribal nations:
The descendants of the Soboba people are those whom have lived on and occupied the land that is presently known as the cities of San Jacinto, Hemet, Valle Vista and Winchester. Today the Soboba Indian Reservation lies in the lower reaches of the San Jacinto Mountains, across the San Jacinto River from the city of San Jacinto.
The reservation today encompasses nearly 7,000 acres, 400 of which are devoted to residential use. The Soboba Band has a current enrollment of approximately 1200 tribal members who are governed by an elected tribal council that consists of 5 tribal members.
The Cahuilla Reservation, founded in 1875, is located in Anza, California and is governed by a democratically elected tribal council. It is 18,884 acres in size.
The Ramona Indian Reservation is approximately 560 acres and is located at the base of Thomas Mountain, in Anza, California. Established in 1893 in the Sauppalpisa Territory, it was originally settled by the Apapatcem Clan. The Ramona Tribe are direct decendents of the Apapatcem Clan.
The Santa Rosa Indian Reservation is located in the mountains between Palm Springs and Anza, and occupies 11,021 acres of land. The Cahuilla people occupied the San Jacinto, Cahuilla, Thomas, and Santa Rosa Mountains as well as the San Ysidro Mountains to the south.