Anthony Clay is currently the third Menifee Police Officers Association (MPOA) President. Anthony has been involved in the MPOA since its inception in May 2020, when he was the inaugural Vice President. He was elected President in December 2021 and has held this position since. Anthony holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Ashford University and a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice also from Ashford University. He is happily married and has five children.
Anthony served in the United States Marine Corps as a Topographical Intelligence Specialist from 1998 to 2002. He was hired by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 2006 and served two years at the Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside before lateraling to the Whittier Police Department in 2008. While at the Whittier Police Department, Anthony was assigned to patrol operations and served as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for eight years and Special Occurrence Response Team (SORT) for five years. While working patrol, Anthony found a passion for DUI enforcement and has received four Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) DUI arrests awards, among other prestigious awards and meritorious citation.
In May 2020, Anthony lateraled to the brand-new Menifee Police Department and was selected to join the Traffic Bureau as a Motor Officer. He completed the rigorous motor training and has been riding a motor and investigating major/fatal traffic collisions for over two years now. Anthony now has over 17 years of experience in law enforcement and enjoys making a difference in people’s lives.
Anthony intends to stay on his motor until they pry him off and to continue to make the MPOA a great organization during his tenure on the Executive Board.