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The New Menifee Police Department Opens July 1, 2020

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is responsible for all law enforcement services in Menifee until the new Menifee Police Department takes over on July 1, 2020.

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We’re the Menifee Police Department and we’re building something new.
We know a great city like you can help us build it better.
Our mission is a solid foundation of community policing at its best.

On July 1, 2019 the Menifee City Council unanimously passed a resolution establishing the new Menifee Police Department. Visit the timeline to see our critical next steps included in the formation of the new department, from hiring and field training to facility renovation or follow us on social media to see our progress and join in the conversation.

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Menifee’s New Police Force Offers Rare, Extensive Training Opportunity

December 13, 2019

The city of Menifee is building a new police department from the ground up, and that presents a unique training opportunity. Everyone from community service officers to captains can go through training together. Before officially beginning its service to the Menifee public in July, everyone on the force will go through extensive training. It’s an…

Menifee PD Reveals Its First Patrol Car

December 12, 2019

The Menifee Police Department has its first patrol car. The flag-wrapped Chevy Tahoe is the first in a fleet of patrol cars the city has ordered to outfit the new force. The sleek design also recognizes just how new the department is with the statement, “Serving Menifee since 2020,” written on the back panel of…

Police Chief, Captains sworn into service at Menifee City Council Meeting

November 26, 2019

The inaugural members of the Menifee Police Department were sworn into service at a City Council Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The Oath of Office & Badge Pinning Ceremony served as a welcome for Menifee’s first Police Chief, Patrick A. Walsh, along with Captains, David A. Gutierrez and Christopher…

Meet Chief Walsh

Chief Walsh has an outstanding reputation, an impressive track record, and sets the bar high for Menifee’s Police Department. As a visionary leader, he is an experienced team builder and expert communicator who acts with the highest level of respect, fairness and compassion. Menifee PD aims to be a safe, respectful and inclusive culture where people come first.



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Dispatch services for the new Menifee Police Department will be provided by the Murrieta Police Department’s Regional Communications Center.

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