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Police Insight Program

The UC Merced Police Department offers our Police Insight Program directly to our community members through interactive and informative activities on campus.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with every police officer at UCMPD.  Come meet us and learn how your campus police serve your community!


  • Introduction to UCMPD patrol, Investigations, and dispatch
  • Hiring standards & process
  • Overview of criminal justice system
  • Use of force
  • Social media cases
  • Radar experience- guess how fast drivers are going
  • DUI drunk goggles- see how driving at .08 is dangerous
  • Fingerprinting
  • Hands on traffic stops



  • DNA
  • Shoeprint casting
  • Blood spatter
  • Eyewitness activity
  • Crime scene 
  • Mental health & suicide
  • Online predators
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Narcotics 
  • Perform Field Sobriety tests you see on tv

Where will we be?

Our 2022-2023 Community Outreach Program dates/times/locations will be posted September 21, 2022.  We encourage you to attend as many as possible!

Please follow us on Instagram @ucmpolicedepartment and Facebook at UCMercedPolice