PD News

Training Together, Policing Together

April 7, 2020

On July 1, 2020, the inaugural Menifee Police Department will officially open its doors and start serving the City of Menifee’s people. Chief Pat Walsh still has a lot to accomplish before then — and he can’t wait to dive in deeper with his incoming staff. “We’ve got experienced people coming to work for the…

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Five Ways Tech Will Help Police Keep Menifee Safe

April 2, 2020

When the first-ever Menifee Police Department officially begins serving and protecting the City of Menifee and its diverse population, it will be powered by 60-plus highly trained, experienced and passionate people. As vital as the human element will be to ensuring success within the department, the smart use of powerful new law enforcement technology will…

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Menifee Police Lieutenants sworn into service at Menifee City Council Meeting

March 11, 2020

The Menifee City Council, joined by the Menifee community, welcomed two new Menifee Police Lieutenants, Denise Keith and Heriberto Gutierrez, as they were sworn into service at a City Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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Menifee PD Releases New Community Survey

February 21, 2020

The new Menifee Police Department is gearing up to serve the community starting July 1, 2020 – and the agency’s chief wants to know what’s most important to Menifee’s citizens when it comes to policing. To this end, the Menifee Police Department has posted an online Community Survey to learn what concerns City residents might…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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New Menifee Police Department Plans to Create A ‘Positive, Hardworking Culture’

September 13, 2019

Menifee, one of California’s fastest growing cities, is launching its own police department. By 2020, the city of nearly 100,000 residents will be policed by a local force rather than the county sheriff’s department. Right now, the new department has one employee: Chief Pat Walsh. The veteran leader with 35+ years of law enforcement experience…

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Menifee City Council Approves Dispatch Service Agreement with City of Murrieta

August 22, 2019

The Menifee Police Department took a huge step forward on August 21 as the Menifee City Council approved the Dispatch Services Agreement between the City of Menifee and the City of Murrieta. Murrieta had approved the agreement at its own City Council meeting the evening prior. The agreement stipulates that Murrieta’s existing dispatch center will…

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MenifeeCity Council Officially Establishes the MenifeePolice Department

June 21, 2019

The Menifee City Council unanimously passed a Resolution officially establishing the Menifee Police Department at Tuesday evening’s council meeting. According to the Resolution, the Menifee Police Department will be established effective July 1, 2019 -one year before the projected date when the department will take over law enforcement services in the city (July 1, 2020).…

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