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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.

What Menifee Community Leaders Have to Say about the New Menifee Police Department

We're gearing up to serve our community.

Our mission is a solid foundation of community policing at its best – and that works only when officers and our residents are connected in partnership. The new agency is completing its initial hiring and is moving into a heavy training season with its new officers in anticipation of the summer launch.

We invite residents to sign up for our community e-newsletter and follow the department on social media channels like Facebook and Instagram.

Menifee’s police department is going to be in the business of sharing information with our community, now and in the future,” says Chief Pat Walsh. “I hope everyone who lives in Menifee will tune in.

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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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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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