Here are some of the most common questions about the new Menifee Police Department. If you're ready for new opportunities in your law enforcement career, we invite you to apply today.
How will the City of Menifee sustain the cost of a city police department?
The City of Menifee is in excellent financial shape. The city council is committed to a long term financial plan that includes ensuring balanced budgets, no unfunded liabilities and healthy general fund reserves. The citizens of Menifee passed a 1% sales tax increase in 2016 to fund increased public safety and infrastructure. The city expects to save millions of taxpayer dollars over the next 5 years by establishing the Menifee Police Department.
I’m currently in the PERS 3%@50 formula. What happens to my retirement if I transfer to Menifee PD?
We understand this is a big concern with “Classic” PERS members, but we also want you to have all the facts! State law requires that all new Public Safety PERS agencies fall under the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). This means the highest formula the city can offer is 2.7%@57. All new safety employees will fall under this formula. However, upon retirement, all previous time in the PERS system will be calculated at the rate earned at the employee’s prior agency. So, you don’t “lose” your 3%@50, you just begin earning additional time at a new rate in Menifee.
I’m not currently a sworn peace officer. Can I still apply for Menifee PD?
Initially, the police department will only hire experienced police officers in possession of a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. However, there will be great opportunities in a number of exciting professional civilian positions including crime scene investigator, community service officer, records technician and more! Stay tuned for those job applications, opening in early 2020.
Can out-of-state peace officers apply?
Yes. But a P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver will be required prior to appointment as a Menifee Police Officer. If this is your situation, please review the P.O.S.T. Waiver Guidelines.
What benefits will Menifee offer sworn employees?
Menifee is offering an excellent benefits package to our valued employees! To view a benefits summary for sworn positions, review the open positions and click to download benefits summary.
Can I talk to someone confidentially about the joining department?
Yes! We understand that police officers and employees tend to be very loyal. We want to give you a chance to talk about this exciting opportunity without compromising your standing at your current department. Interested candidates can call or email our confidential hotlines to chat in more detail about the new Menifee Police Department.