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Posted on: May 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The 9th Shield Selected as Menifee’s May Business Spotlight

The 9th Shield Selected as Menifee May Business Spotlight (IG)

The City of Menifee is thrilled to announce “The 9th Shield” as the May Business Spotlight, a program that is a part of the Economic Development Department’s B3 (Building Better Businesses) program. 

The 9th Shield is known for the peace of mind they provide to their clients and the community through the wide variety of services they offer including skip tracing and asset searches, investigations, locating of people and possessions, K-9 narcotic and explosive detection, active shooter prevention, security guards, and executive armed protection. With their dedicated and thoroughly trained teams, The 9th Shield offers security with protection and information that has led to fulfilling a legacy. 

The 9th Shield is a private security and investigative agency founded by Justin Metoyer, a Menifee resident, who was inspired by his father's legacy. Justin’s father, Leo Metoyer, decided to not re-enlist in the Marine Corps when his son was born, but stayed dedicated to civil service. He served for 17 years in multiple city police departments and the Regional Transportation District (RTD). When Justin was 17, his father passed away due to cancer; however, his memory and legacy lived on through his children. Justin found a passion for protecting and serving others just like his father and dedicated himself to private security and investigations as well as volunteering with first responders. He founded “The 9th Shield,” honoring his father by using his badge number (#9) in the company's name. 

When deciding where to locate his venture, Justin could not help but choose Menifee. His brother was a dedicated Fire Engineer for Station 76, and it was only a short time before he not only worked in the city but resided there. Justin was drawn to Menifee through his familial ties and, like his brother, saw the community’s growth, potential, and dedicated work of its civil servants. 

Justin is an active Menifee Police Department volunteer and assists the police department in creating neighborhood watch teams, patrolling local schools, providing services to the senior community, and relieving officers from completed incidents so they can attend to more pressing matters. Furthermore, Justin’s dedication to Menifee is demonstrated through his membership in the Menifee Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information about The 9th Shield, please visit To view their Business Spotlight video, please visit

The City of Menifee Business Spotlight is a free business recognition program to create awareness for the variety of local businesses and their contributions to the Menifee community. Chosen applicants, who are nominated by the community, are honored during a special presentation at a City Council Meeting and receive a free 30-second professional video developed by the Economic Development Department showcased on the city’s business website

The City of Menifee Business Spotlight is part of the Economic Development Department’s B3 (Building Better Businesses) program, which aims to showcase local businesses that go above and beyond the call of business, foster pride in Menifee’s thriving business community, and promote diversity in Menifee’s local economy. 

Nominations are encouraged to recognize businesses in Menifee that contribute to the betterment of the Menifee community. Please visit the link below to apply:

For more information on the Business Spotlight program, or other resources available to Menifee businesses, please contact the Economic Development Department at

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