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Commendations & Complaints

Anonymous complaints will also be accepted



  • We love hearing stories of extraordinary service provided by one of our team members. Commending the actions of someone is as simple as completing our commendation form. Verbal commendations may also be given to an on-duty supervisor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us.


If you believe the conduct of an employee was inappropriate, you may file a complaint through one of several methods:

  • A complaint can be filed using the UC Merced Police Department online form, or completing and submitting a pdf form

  • Completing a paper complaint form which can be found at the UC Merced Police Department's front lobby.

  • Verbal complaints may be given to an on-duty supervisor or by phone at (209) 228-2677. Anonymous complaints will be accepted.

  • Completing the University of California Office of the President's (UCOP) online form

  • A complaint can filed using the UC Office of the President hotline at (844) 680-0578. Anonymous complaints will be accepted.

  • A compliant can be filed with the campus Locally Designated Official (LDO) by calling 209-291-5150 or via email at Anonymous complaints will be accepted.

  • A complaint can be filed with the UC Merced Police Accountability Board (PAB)

  • Complaints can also be filed/made to the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) at or by phone at (916) 227-2822.

  • All complaints are reviewed and investigated externally and independently from the Police Department.

  • Complaints & Commendations FAQ

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