Menifee City Council approves 13 additional police department personnel

The Menifee City Council unanimously authorized the addition of 13 new full-time employees for the city’s police department, new police vehicles and a laser scanner kit to help describe traffic accidents in its Wednesday, Dec. 16, meeting.The authorization, that will include $1,250,821 in expenditures and $55,700 in revenue, came following a lengthy presentation and update on what the new police department has accomplished in the past six months with its current 78-person force put together by police Chief Pat Walsh, Capt. Dave Guiterrez and Capt. Chris Karrer.Walsh said the approval of the new personnel “will put us over the top,” and with it the city will “keep our eye on the prize.” The chief’s prize, he said, is to one day make the city the safest in the state and s
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