Menifee police take to the streets

Menifee police officers are officially sworn in during a ceremony, Tuesday, June 30, before the squad’s launch to serve the city, July 1. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
New department celebrates July 1 launch with drive-thru parade A fleet of new Menifee police cars turned on their sirens and began their formational drive-thru parade on the evening of June 30, announcing their arrival as Menifee’s new police department starting at midnight that night, July 1. Before they headed out into various neighborhoods in Menifee, they held a private event, which included a swearing-in ceremony. “I feel like we are at a breaking point, or at least a tipping point in our history,” police Chief Pat Walsh of the Menifee Police Department, said. “My stance is that we will tip in America, but only when the police and the community understand each other and afford each other grace. If we do this, we will tip in the right direction.” [caption id="attach
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