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Posted on: August 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Interim Chief Chris Karrer Returns to Lead Menifee Police Department

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The City of Menifee is excited to welcome back Interim Police Chief Chris Karrer following his brief medical leave due to an injury he sustained while off duty. This also marks the last day for former Menifee Police Chief Pat Walsh, who returned temporarily to help oversee the Menifee Police Department.  

Interim Chief 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,” said Karrer. “Menifee Police Department has become an extraordinary organization thanks to his efforts, and I look forward to continuing the high standards he set for our department.”

Chief Pat Walsh is a law enforcement veteran with nearly 40 years of experience who served as Menifee Police Department’s inaugural police chief. He provided critical leadership during the establishment of the department in July 2020. 

“I want to thank the City of Menifee for giving me this opportunity to come back and serve as police chief one last time,” said Walsh. “Chris Karrer has been instrumental in helping shape the development of the Menifee Police Department over the last three years and I have no doubt the department will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

For more information about the Menifee Police Department, please visit or call (951) 723-1500.

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