Interim Chief Chris Karrer returns to lead Menifee Police Department

After recovering from an off-duty injury, interim police Chief Chris Karrer will resume his normal duties and relieve former police Chief Pat Walsh who was serving in his absence. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MENIFEE – The city of Menifee welcomed back interim police Chief Chris Karrer recently, following his brief medical leave due to an injury he sustained while off duty. It also marks the last day for former Menifee police Chief Pat Walsh, who returned temporarily to help oversee the Menifee Police Department.Karrer, who has served with the Menifee Police Department since its inception, was appointed by City Manager Armando G. Villa in December 2022. Karrer is a U.S. Marine veteran and has over 20 years of local law enforcement experience overseeing numerous divisions including patrol, traffic, investigations, operations and support services.“I am truly thankful to Chief Walsh for returning and providing tremendous leadership to our team during my temporary leave,” Karrer said.
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