Captain Patrick McManusCaptain Patrick McManusChief of PolicePalm Desert Police Department
...Captain Patrick McManusCaptain Patrick McManus is the Chief of Police for the City of Palm Desert Police Department.He has been a proud member of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for more than 23 years.
After graduation from the Basic Academy in 1979, he
worked assignments in Corrections and Patrol.He was promoted to investigator in 1986 and worked burglary and other property crimes and was then assigned to homicide investigations.He promoted to sergeant in 1988 and was assigned to the Basic Academy.
In 1990 he
transferred to Lake Elsinore Station as a Patrol Sergeant and later worked at the City of Temecula Police Department
.He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1991 and assigned to Indio Station Patrol.He transferred to the Special Investigations Bureau-East at Palm Desert Station in 1992 and supervised the major narcotics unit, the vice unit and the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force (CVNTF).
In 1993 he
assumed command of the Sheriff's Aviation Unit at Hemet-Ryan airport.In 1996 he transferred to the City of Moreno Valley Police Department and supervised the Special Operations Division and then Administrative Division, he also held a collateral assignment as a tactical commander for the Emergency Services Team (SWAT) for six years.In March of 1999, Pat was promoted to Captain for the newest Division within the Sheriff's Department, the Coroner-Public Administrator.He is currently the station commander at Palm Desert Station and the commander of the Emergency Services Team for the east county area.Captain McManus has a Master of Arts Degree in Education, a Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Education from California State University, San Bernardino and an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Rancho Santiago Community College.He holds a California Community Colleges Teaching Credential and is an Adjunct Faculty member at Riverside Community College and College of the Desert, and he is an instructor in the Basic Peace Officer Academy.Captain McManus is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO), State of California Association of Teacher Educators, California Association of Vocational Educators, the Palm Desert Noon Rotary and he is a board member of the Hemet Valley Kiwanis Club.He served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep) as an infantryman in Vietnam.
At Palm Desert Station
, Capt. McManus
commands a total staff of 132 sworn and 44 classified personnel.As the Chief of Police he is dedicated to serving the community with honor and vitality.He requires professional performance for all members of the Department and is committed to efficient public safety while working in partnership with the community.Captain McManus
wife, Lita, have a (combined) total of eight children and ten grandchildren.His father retired as a sergeant from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, his brother, Tim, is a sergeant at Indio Sheriff's Station, his daughter is a correctional deputy at Banning Correctional Facility and his son is a police officer with the City of Chico Police Department.