Menifee police seeks community input

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MENIFEE – The new Menifee Police Department is gearing up to serve the community starting July 1 – and the agency’s chief wants to know what’s most important to Menifee’s citizens when it comes to policing. To this end, the Menifee Police Department has posted an online Community Survey to learn what concerns city residents might have.

“I’m a huge proponent of the concept of community policing – where there’s a sense of partnership between officers and our residents,” police Chief Pat Walsh said.

For several months in 2019 when Walsh first came on board, he held open meetings during which he had the opportunity to meet community stakeholders and members of the public. He said he believes this experience was hugely valuable to his leadership. As the new agency is completing its initial hiring and is moving into a heavy training season with its new officers in anticipation of the summer launch, Walsh said he wanted to keep the open communication going via the online survey.

The survey is available online at https://menifeepolice.org/community-survey.

“I encourage residents to fill it out, it’s quick and easy,” Walsh said. “Plus, there’s space where you can ask us direct questions, and we’ll choose some of them to answer via video we’ll post to social and online.”

Walsh said he also hopes residents will sign up for department e-newsletter and follow the department on social media channels like Facebook and Instagram.

“Menifee’s police department is going to be in the business of sharing information with our community, now and in the future,” Walsh said. “I hope everyone who lives in Menifee will tune in.”

The Menifee Police Department launches services July 1. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for all law enforcement services in Menifee until that date. The Menifee Police Department is currently in the process of renovating the former City Hall facility located at 29714 Haun Road in Menifee, to serve as its new headquarters. More information is available at www.menifeepolice.org.

Submitted by Menifee Police Department.