Captain Matthew Henry began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a sworn police officer with the San Diego Police Department. During his 5 years with San Diego, he worked as a patrol officer at the Eastern and Western Divisions. In 2005, Captain Henry was hired by the Murrieta Police Department. During his time with Murrieta, Captain Henry has been fortunate to have worked in a variety of assignments including Patrol Operations, the Special Enforcement Team, and Administration. He held several collateral duties to include 10 years on the Murrieta SWAT team, 7 years as the department’s Range Master, supervisor of the Defensive Tactics cadre, DARE instructor and Field Training Officer.
Captain Henry graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration in 1999. He obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Redlands in Management in 2009. Captain Henry is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (Class #417) and he attended the Senior Management Institute for Police in 2021.
Captain Henry and his wife Alyssa are residents of Murrieta and have 4 children.
Seeking innovative and comprehensive solutions to quality of life issues facing our community.
Canines are a proven law enforcement tool that have the potential to save Officer's time and lives.
Providing off-highway and rural areas with law enforcement service.
Providing a ready response to situations that are beyond the capabilities of normally equipped and trained department personnel.
Enhancing traffic safety through partnering with the community to solve traffic problems and enforcement of traffic safety laws.