NAMI Temecula Valley Monthly Forum

The Assistance League Thrift Shop
Large Meeting Room
28720 Vía Montezuma
Temecula, CA 92590

Third Wednesday of every month
6:00-8:00 pm

May 16th  - Special Guest Speaker Chief Lisa McConnell


Temecula Chief Of Police on the subject of
Mental Illness and the Law

NAMI- Temecula Valley welcomes Temecula Chief of Police Lisa McConnell to speak at our monthly Mental Health Forum on May 16, 2018.

Public Safety is Temecula’s highest priority. This forum will be an open question and answer regarding mental illness and the law.

 Lisa McConnell, a 27-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was promoted to Sheriff’s Captain and appointed as the new Temecula Chief of Police effective August 1, 2017. 

Chief McConnell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology. She is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute and resides locally

Lisa began her Sheriff’s Department career assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center. She later worked patrol at the Lake Elsinore and Southwest Stations. She was then assigned to the Personnel Bureau as a Department Recruiter. She held collateral duties serving as an adjunct Public Information Officer (PIO) and a Crisis Negotiator. In 2004, McConnell was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Corrections Division at the Southwest Detention Center. In 2009, she was transferred to Field Operations and worked a variety of assignments as a Sergeant at the Perris Station, until she was transferred to the Media Information Bureau as the Department’s Public Information Officer. McConnell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December 2013, within Sheriff’s Administration. In 2014, she was transferred to the Southwest Station where she held field and administrative assignments.