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The New Menifee Police Department is Gearing up to Serve the Community

The new Menifee Police Department is gearing up to serve the community starting July 1st 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 have.

“I’m a huge proponent of the concept of community policing – where there’s a sense of partnership between officers and our residents,” shared Chief of Police Pat Walsh. For several months in 2019 when Chief Walsh first came on board, he held open meetings during which he had the opportunity to meet community stakeholders and members of the public. He believes this experience was hugely valuable to his leadership. As 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, Chief wanted to keep the open communication going via the online survey.

The survey is available online at “I encourage residents to fill it out, it’s quick and easy,” said Chief Walsh. “Plus, there’s space where you can ask us direct questions, and we’ll choose some of them to answer via video we’ll post to social and online.” Chief Walsh also hopes residents will sign up for department 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,” added Chief Walsh. “I hope everyone who lives in Menifee will tune in.”

The Menifee Police Department launches services on July 1, 2020. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for all law enforcement services in Menifee until that date. The Menifee Police Department is currently in the process of renovating the former City Hall facility located at 29714 Haun Road in Menifee, to serve as its new headquarters. More information is available at

ABOUT MENIFEE: Situated in the heart of southern Riverside County along Interstate 215, Menifee is a vibrant, new city of more than 90,000 residents who enjoy a pleasant year-round climate, abundant recreational offerings, reasonably priced housing and convenient proximity to some of Southern California’s premiere attractions and employment centers. Within its 50 square miles, Menifee’s business, retail and entertainment outlets are starting to shape the community’s character and this growing economic base is also contributing favorably to the city’s strong financial position. Menifee’s growing family-oriented population values the city’s ongoing commitment to public safety, community events and smart growth for the future.

All of these elements are working together to support the city’s strategic vision to make Menifee one of the state’s most promising new cities.

City of Menifee, 29844 Haun Road, Menifee, California 92586 –

Photo: Left to Right: Gina Gonzalez, Menifee’s Economic Development Director, Dean Dienes, Councilmember, Lesa Sobek, Councilmember, Nick Earle (Broker of the Year), and Mayor Bill Zimmerman), ICMA Police Recruitment Award, and Military Banner Policy.