Police Jurisdiction

UC Merced police officers are peace officers with authority anywhere in the State of California. They are empowered pursuant to Section 830.2 (b) of the California Penal Code and fully subscribe to the standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
 
They receive the same basic training as city and county peace officers, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus environment.
 
Police officers handle all patrol, investigations, crime prevention education and related law enforcement duties for the campus community and operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week.