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Police Services - Emergency Management

Police Insight Program

The UC Merced Police Department offers a free 6-week Police Insight Program.  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!

Topics:

  • Introduction to UCMPD patrol, Investigations, and dispatch
  • Hiring standards & process
  • Overview of criminal justice system
  • Use of force
  • Social media cases
  • Radar experience on Lake/Bellevue to 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 scenarios
  • Mental health & suicide
  • Online predators
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Narcotics & drug trafficking
  • Perform Field Sobriety tests you see on tv

Where

Zoom (links with passwords will be sent to admitted attendees the week of each session)

 

Who is eligible to apply?

The program is open to UC Merced students, staff, and faculty

Applicants must be 18 years old on or before the first class session.

Applicants must not have felony convictions or outstanding warrants.

Applicants must not be on parole or probation.

 

When

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 (6-8 PM) 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (6-8 PM)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (6-8 PM)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (6-8 PM)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (6-8 PM)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (6-9 PM)

How to apply:

  1. Make sure you are eligible before applying.
  2. Write a brief letter of interest.
  3. Complete the application.
  4. Submit the application and letter of interest to the UC Merced Police Department.

More questions:

Contact:

Dispatcher Joshua Lutz

209-228-2677

jlutz@ucmerced.edu