City of Menifee logoThe City of Menifee is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Karrer as the new chief of police. With an impressive 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. His appointment follows his successful leadership of the department since his appointment as interim chief in December 2022.  

Karrer, a U.S. Marine veteran, brings a wealth of experience from his tenure in local law enforcement, where he successfully managed a range of divisions, including patrol, traffic, investigations, operations and support services. Karrer has served the Menifee Police Department since its inception in July 2020 as a captain until he was named interim chief. His appointment reflects the City’s determination to prioritize transparency, accountability and the highest standards of professionalism within its police force. 

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

“I am deeply honored and humbled with the opportunity to serve as the new chief of police for the City of Menifee,” said Chris Karrer. “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.” 

Chief Karrer assumed his new role on September 7, 2023, which will be celebrated at a swearing-in ceremony in the coming weeks. Please join us in congratulating our new chief of police. The City of Menifee looks forward to a bright future with safety, collaboration and community partnership.