City of Menifee announces appointment of new chief of police

Chris Karrer has been appointed chief of police for the City of Menifee. Photo provided by the City of Menifee.

The City of Menifee announced the appointment of Chris Karrer as the new chief of police. With a career in law enforcement spanning over 20 years and a commitment to community-oriented policing, Karrer is set to lead the department into a new era of safety and community engagement. 

Karrer’s appointment follows his successful leadership of the department since his appointment as interim chief in December 2022.

Karrer has served the Menifee Police Department since its inception in July 2020 as a captain until he was named interim chief.

“Chief Karrer brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to our community’s safety and well-being,” City Manager Armando G. Villa said. “I have every confidence that Karrer will serve our community with integrity and continue Menifee Police Department’s successful trajectory well into the future.”

Karrer said he is “deeply honored and humbled” with the opportunity to serve as the new chief of police for the City of Menifee. “I am committed to leading our dedicated officers and working hand-in-hand with our community to ensure we continue a safe, inclusive, and prosperous future for everyone,” Karrer said.

Chief Karrer assumed his new role on September 7, which will be celebrated at a swearing-in ceremony in the coming weeks.


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