Policing for Menifee Valley

I note that several residents of Menifee have commented on our lack of policing. This is another compelling reason for us to incorporate. We...

I note that several residents of Menifee have commented on our lack of policing. This is another compelling reason for us to incorporate. We will then be able to decide for ourselves just how much policing we want/can afford. The college police are not going to respond to all calls in Menifee and as we grow there will be more and more who will be left to waiting for a deputy to arrive. Those who live close to the college will probably get a response but those who live a distance will go begging. There was a string of break-ins and peepers in a development close to the college and the deputy who finally responded didn't even ask enough questions to write a report. Traffic control is the responsibility of the CHP. I see more tickets being written by the college police than I do by the CHP. After all, this is not their prime responsibility and will take a back seat to their normal duties. We will always be on the tail end of service from the Sheriff and need to take charge of our future.

Ron

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  1. First off I believe the college police are doing a great job in that area. As for the break ins in the development you speak of, has anyone bothered to bring it up to the Sheriff and College Police. I also notice your lack of knowledge in regards to the police department at the college. They are sworn peace officers and have powers throughout the state of California. And as a matter of fact they do have a primary reponsibility of traffic enforcement on the streets that surrond the school and can enforce traffic laws. They have slowed down many speeders in that area just by thier presence and have definatley ran off the unwanted criminal element in that area. I do agree we need to incorporate and get our own police services, However we have to make do with what we have for now. So I hope your not complaining about them. I am happy with them there and feel bad that the rest of the City of Menifee is suffering. I suggest you let local police in that area know about the peepers and the break in's. Stop blaming the system. I know a majority of the residents and business's are happy the college police are there and they work closley with the Sheriff. Please review and do your homework before you make statements like this one.

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  2. I reviewed by posting and don't find it in any way a negative comment on the College police. I also have seen them stop speeders on the surrounding streets. My point is that they should not have to respond to break-ins which are the responsibility of the Sheriff. We pay taxes to support the Sheriff who was budgeted to cover his entire request. Knowing this and the lack of patrolling we see, it is obvious that we are not being well served. My comments should be taken as a citizen of Menifee, in total, as to our police protection. If we are required to rely on the College police for Menifee police protection, we as a community are in trouble. My hat is off to the College police. Also, to the commentor for getting involved. I hope that I can stimulate more involvement in our community.

    Ron

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  3. Thanks Ron. I haven't given Ron a formal introduction on this website. Perhaps to add some more background to his writings, I'd like to introduce Ron as the President of the Menifee Valley Incorporation Committee and heads up the Economic Development Committee with the Menifee Sun City Chamber of Commerce. His wife Betty sits on the Menifee Municipal Advisory Council (MAC).

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  4. hello all

    i am a resident and could not sit back and read anymore without a few words.Anonymous.....is right the college police have the same power as the local sheriff and chp but lets face the facts msjc pd has horrible hours of operation they are not 24 hours a day they are a day shift operation created for the school by the school for the students who might steal or not pay registration fees. 4 sworn 1 cheif 1 corproal and 2 patrol officers" i have done my home work. they have cars that break down on the road " ohhh yeah we are watching msjc pd" they are not the next comming of christ. we need to become our own city or put our foot down with the sheriff or get the media envolved if no one listens

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  5. Oh by the way: Hours of operation are not day shift only at MSJC PD. They work evenings too and there is someone on duty during graveyard Mr. Know it All!

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  6. Police services are a very important aspect of the quality of life we all seek in our communities. After reading the related posts on this topic, it is obvious that there is a wide range of opinions as they relate to our local law enforcement agencies.
    I personally have had nothing but positive contacts with the County Sheriff's Dept. Their response times to any calls for service have been prompts and they seem to be pro-active
    in the area of Sun City where I live. For those that are not happy with the services we are getting in our community, it would be wise to gather data on the crime rates of our area or average response times. Some of the accusations of poor police service are rather subjective without an objective presentation of
    data to support these opinions. As far as traffic enforcement taking a back seat to other issues: almost 50,000 people are killed in auto accidents every year in the U.S. The leading cause of death among young adults in the 16-24 year range is auto accidents. YES, traffic enforcement is a big deal. And one final note, the local law enforcement agencies are only as good as the support and help they receive
    from the members of the communities they serve. For those that are complaining, are you part of a neighborhood watch program? Do you volunteer at local schools or churches to help shape the future of our communities? It takes the participation of each one of us to have a thriving, well-balanced and safe community.

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  7. wow

    when it rains it pours i tryed to keep it nice but Anonymous has to call p