Menifee police Chief Walsh cites goal to make Menifee one of the ‘safest cities in America’

Pat Walsh
Pat Walsh, Menifee’s first chief of police, stands in his future office space as the Menifee Police Department is currently constructed for a launch to serve the public beginning July 1, 2020. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
New Menifee police Chief Pat Walsh is checking off a list of things needed to be done to meet the July 1 deadline of putting the city’s own police officers out on the streets. Two captains, two new lieutenants and a training analyst have already been sworn to help put together what Walsh hopes will be the most effective, technologically and most transparent any community has ever had in southwest Riverside County. “It’s an awesome responsibility to create a police department picking the right kind of police officers. I have been very thoughtful about picking the right kind of police officers, and I’ve been out in the community asking what they want. A survey goes out today (to Menifee residents) what are you looking for in our community in picking the right police officers an
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