Menifee Police Capt. Karrer taking over as Menifee’s Interim Police Chief upon former chief’s early voluntary separation

Menifee Police Chief Edward Varso, left, will be returning to the Escondido Police Department. Captain Chris Karrer, right, has been appointed Interim Police Chief. Valley News/Courtesy photos
Police Chief Edward Varso, soon to leave the Menifee police department, will be handing over his leadership position to Capt. Chris Karrer, with the confidence earned by his skills helping to form the city’s first police department two years ago.Varso, serving only six months as chief of the Menifee Police Department said he feels comfortable leaving early as he is confident in Menifee Police Department’s strong internal leadership to carry on operations. Varso’s decision to leave his post early to return to his post in Escondido, even though he makes his home in Menifee, is more than just financial as reported, according to others.Those reasons stem from an appeal from his former department, who reportedly have not been able to find a suitable replacement since he left. Meni
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