Police Chief Pat Walsh discusses extensive training before Menifee’s new police department opening July 1

Menifee’s new police department opens officially to the public July 1, 2020. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Menifee’s new police Chief Pat Walsh is helping to lead the team as they open up their own police force July 1.“Who gets to start a police department? It just doesn’t happen,” Walsh said. “When I got the job, I really had to think. The most important thing you’re going to build is culture.”Walsh said that to build the desired culture, he needed the right people, did extensive backgrounds and trained them.“The city manager and the city council agreed to allow me to hire my supervisors and my command staff three months before go live, and then all the rest of the employees two months before go live,” Walsh said. Menifee District 2 councilmember Matt Liesemeyer has been one of the leading advocates on the city council to push forward the idea of Menifee’s
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