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Department Demographics

UC Merced Police Department is made up of men and women who work hard to keep our community safe. As an organization, we spare no effort in making sure we recruit, select, and hire the very best candidates to serve our community. We do this to make sure that the Officers, Dispatchers, Public Service Officers, Professional Staff, and Student Employees value our campus community like our community values each other.

We work hard to make sure our team is reflective of the community we serve. Our team is made up of children of immigrants, single parents, youth sports coaches, community service volunteers, passionate victim’s advocates, parents, DACA supporters, LGBTQ supporters, college students, staff who have overcome the challenges of growing up in poverty, and more. These things and the many other pieces that make up our team have helped us shaped the way we want policing done in our community. These very things have also helped us relate, understand, and connect with our community.