Menifee Police Department to host Crime Watch volunteer recruitment event

MENIFEE – The Menifee Police Department is hosting a Crime Watch recruiting event to answer questions and register community members interested in volunteering to participate. The event is scheduled Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Countryside Market Place (next to the Menifee Breakfast Club), on the corner of Newport and Haun Roads.

“Crime Watch volunteers are the eyes and ears of Menifee’s Police Department and can help deter crime by patrolling throughout Menifee,” said Lieutenant Greg Fellows.

Crime Watch is an “observe and report” position only and volunteers do not get involved in enforcement.

Crime Watch Volunteers are trained to assist with high-visibility patrols, house checks for residents on vacation, DUI checkpoint support, community event support and crime scene and traffic collision response.

There are many benefits of volunteering including learning valuable skills, forming new friendships and engaging with your community.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and typically work three-hour shifts Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information or to join Crime Watch, call (951) 679-7031 or visit www.menifeecrimewatch.com.

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