Chief Purvis began his law enforcement career as a police explorer and reserve police officer for the Monterey Park Police Department.
In November of 1988, he was hired by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. After graduating from the academy, he was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff and assigned to the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.
In August of 1990, he moved to the San Jacinto/Hemet Valley and became a Deputy Sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He was assigned to work at the Banning Superior Court where he provided court security.
In April of 1994, he was assigned to patrol at the Banning Sheriff’s Station. While assigned to the station, he became interested in narcotic enforcement and community oriented policing strategies. He was also a field training officer and trained new patrol deputies.
In January of 1998, he was promoted to investigator and assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau in Riverside. He worked in the Intelligence/Vice/Gang Unit for approximately six months and was then assigned to the Major Narcotics Unit. As a member of the narcotics unit, he was assigned to investigate clandestine drug laboratories and assisted other investigators with major narcotic investigations.
In July of 1999, he was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station. He supervised patrol functions for approximately 1 ½ years and was assigned to supervise the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Team (COPPS). He supervised the COPPS Team for two years and was then assigned to supervise patrol functions. After six months on patrol, he was assigned to supervise the detective bureau.
In June of 2004, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department took over police services for the City of San Jacinto. He was selected to be part of the transition team and assisted the sheriff’s department with setting up patrol functions at the station. He was assigned to the administrative sergeant position where he supervised the detective bureau, front office staff, logistics, crime prevention personnel, and volunteers.
Chief Purvis joined the Banning Police Department on March 17, 2005. He served as the department’s Deputy Chief of Police and was appointed to the position of Acting Chief of Police on March 11, 2007. While serving in both roles, he was assigned to administration where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department. He was also responsible for budget preparation, administrative investigations, and the chaplain program at the department.
Chief Purvis was appointed to his current position of Chief of Police on September 2, 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. He also has an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Mount San Jacinto Community College, San Jacinto, California. In addition, he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Lieutenant Phil Holder
Phil Holder started his career in law enforcement in 1989 at the Rio Hondo
Police Academy in Whittier, CA. As an officer, he served in many different
assignments including patrol, gang suppression, D.A.R.E/G.R.E.A.T, bike patrol,
School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Community Enhancement Team (CET),
and the detective bureau.
Lt. Holder is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute (Class 138), P.O.S.T. Command College (Class 46), and the FBI National Academy (Session 250).
Lieutenant Mike West
Mike West began his pursuit of a law enforcement career as a police explorer while growing up in Waco, Texas. After moving to Southern California in 1992, he attended the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Academy and graduated in 1993.
Lieutenant West was first employed as an officer in 1993 with the Morongo Tribal Police Department and worked for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians for two years before being hired by the Beaumont Police Department in 1995. Lt. West worked for the Beaumont Police Department for nearly eight years. During this time, he was assigned to patrol and later to narcotic investigations as part of the Allied Riverside Cities Narcotic Enforcement Team (ARCNET).
Lt. West started at Banning Police Department in January of 2003 working in the patrol division and as school resource officer before being promoted to sergeant in 2005. Lt. West completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice at the American Intercontinental University and was promoted to lieutenant in November of 2007. Lt. West graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program in 2011.
Lt. West is currently assigned as the Operations Lieutenant managing the field operations section of the Banning Police Department which includes Patrol and Communications.