Chief Pat Walsh (Ret.)


Pat Walsh started his career as a deputy with the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff’s Department.  After seven years he began working for the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau where he rose through the ranks to captain. Pat held many positions with the Portland Police Bureau including chief’s adjutant, executive officer, tactical operations command, US Department of Justice coordinator.

In 2014, Pat became the Lompoc, California, Police Department chief. In 2019, Pat was selected to start the Menifee, California, Police Department. There, he created an exemplary police department in the midst of a pandemic.

In July 2022, Pat retired and is currently consulting and enjoying retirement.