Merced Police Department

  • Agency: Merced Police Department
  • Address: 611 W 22nd Street, Merced, 95340 CA
  • Chief: Russ Thomas (Chief of Police)

Merced Police Department is located at 611 W 22nd Street, Merced, 95340 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Russ Thomas. The Merced Police Department phone number is 209-385-6905.

Merced Police Department News

TRAFFIC ADVISORY The Merced Police Department is on scene of a train v pedestrian in the 800 block of W. 16th Street. The Southern Pacific railroad crossings at "V", "R", "O", "M", Canal and Martin Luther King Jr. Way are all blocked. The only roadway open to cross town is "G" Street. Please avoid this area if possible.

17-65815@0811 HRS: Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that convicted felon Daniel Vasquez (19 yrs.) resided at 1690 Conestoga Dr #C and was in possession of a firearm. GVSU went to the address and made contact with Vasquez. It was determined that Vasquez had an outstanding felony warrant for a probation violation. Vasquez was taken into custody. GVSU then conducted a probation search of Vasquez’s room and located a stolen 1911 .45 Cal handgun and ammunition.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE November 3, 2017​ Lieutenant Jay Struble Operations Lieutenant​ Office: (209) 385-4739​ Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 Cellular: 209-564-2160 ​​​​​ For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Incident: ​Package Theft Date and Time: ​November 2, 2017 @ 4:52 .M. Location: ​1000 block Century Drive Case Number: ​17-65423 Merced Police Department responded to a theft of a package that was stolen from the front porch of a residence in the 1000 block Century Dr. The package contained a furniture set that was delivered and left on the front porch. There have been multiple similar thefts in the last few weeks in north Merced. With the holidays around the corner, the Merced Police Department would like to encourage residents to take extra precautions with packages. If you are expecting a package to be delivered, try to arrange to have someone home to receive the package. If no one can be at the residence when the package is delivered, try to remove the package from the front porch as quickly as possible. These types of thefts are a crime of opportunity for thieves. If they see a package out in plain view for any period of time, the thief assumes no one is home and takes the package. By working together with your neighbors, family and friends, these types of thefts can be reduced. Everyone should be on the lookout for suspicious people in their neighborhoods. If you see something suspicious going on in your neighborhood contact the Merced Police Department at 209-385-6912. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Sergeant Gorman at (209) 385-4706, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE November 3, 2017 Lieutenant Jay Struble Operations Lieutenant Office: (209) 385-4739 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 Cellular: 209-564-2160 For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Incident: Commercial Burglary Date and Time: November 2, 2017 @ 9:47 A.M. Location: 1420 E. Yosemite Parkway Case Number: 17-65353 Merced Police Department responded to a commercial burglary at the laundry mat located at 1420 E. Yosemite Parkway on November 2, 2017. Investigating officers found the suspects used a drill to drill out the locks on the machines and took the cash and coins. The suspect with the drill was a WMA 6” 200lbs. and the look-out was a WFA. They left in a purple Dodge Durango. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Sergeant Gorman at (209) 385-4706, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE November 2, 2017 Sgt. Brian Rodriguez Gang Violence Suppression Unit Office: (209) 385-4710 ​ Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 ​​​​​ For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Incident: Convicted felon arrested for possession of a firearm. Date and Time: November 2, 2017 @ 9:41 A.M. Location: 1800 block of O St in Merced, CA Victims: None Arrested Persons: Brian Alexander (35) Case Number: 17-65321 On Thursday, November 2, 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that convicted felon Brian Alexander had a firearm inside his home in the 1800 block of O St in Merced. GVSU officers responded to Allexander’s residence and arrested him for a warrant. Alexander admitted that there was a gun inside his home and allowed officers to search his home. During the search, officers located a loaded handgun inside his residence. Alexander cannot possess any firearms because he is a convicted felon. He was arrested for possession of a firearm, ammunition and a warrant. He was later booked at the Merced County Jail for the mentioned charges. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message. ***** END *****

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE November 2, 2017 Sgt. Brian Rodriguez Gang Violence Suppression Unit Office: (209) 385-4710 ​ Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 ​​​​​ For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Incident: Gang member arrested for possession of firearms. Date and Time: November 2, 2017 @ 2:51 P.M. Location: 200 block of Cone Ave in Merced, CA Victims: None Arrested Persons: Fernando Rodriguez (35) and Latoya Castaneda (34) Case Number: 17-65387 On Thursday, November 2 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that there were firearms and drugs at gang member Fernando Rodriguez’ residence in the 200 block of Cone Ave in Merced. GVSU officers and the DART unit served a search warrant at Fernando’s home and located wanted person Latoya Castaneda hiding inside a bedroom. During the search, officers located a two handguns and ammunition. Fernando Rodriguez was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for felon in possession of firearms, ammunition and gang enhancements. Latoya Castaneda was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for felon in possession of a firearm and several felony warrants. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.

“No Shave November” The Merced Police Department is participating in “No Shave November” to raise funds for cancer research. Please watch the video for additional information.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE October 31, 2017 Lieutenant Jay Struble Office: (209) 385-4739 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Date and Time: October 31, 2017 @ 6:31 P.M. Location: 900 block Loughborough Incident: Injury Motor Vehicle Collision Case Number: 17-64987 The Merced Police Department responded to the 900 block of Loughborough Drive (Behind Merced Mall) on October 31, 2017 at 6:31 P.M. for an injury traffic collision. When officers arrived they found an Asian female, in her mid 30’s down in the roadway. Merced City Fire and Riggs Ambulance responded to render aid to the female. The female was flown to an area trauma center with life threatening injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time. The preliminary investigation indicates that Nahomi Rodriguez (73, Merced) was traveling west on Loughborough Drive at approximately 35 MPH in a 2004 Toyota Corolla. The Asian female was crossing Loughborough drive, going north, from the area of the Merced Mall. It is unknown why the female walked in front of approaching traffic. The female was wearing all dark clothing which made her hard to see. Rodriguez vehicle struck the female in the west bound lane of Loughborough Drive. It does not appear that drugs or alcohol are a factor. Rodriguez stayed on scene and is cooperating fully with investigators. Police Officers are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Sergeant Dabney at (209) 388-7719, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE October 30, 2017 Lieutenant Jay Struble Office: (209) 385-4739 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Date and Time: October 30, 2017 @ 7:18 A.M. Location: N. Hwy 59 and Black Rascal Creek Incident: Prohibited person in possession of firearm and ammunition Arrested Person: Febbie, Alan (58, Merced) Case Number: 17-64629 Merced Police Officer Marshall located a suspicious vehicle in the area of N. Highway 59 and Black Rascal Creek. Officer Marshall recognized the person standing next to the vehicle as Febbie, Alan (58, Merced) and knew Febbie is on active probation. Officer Marshall made contact with Febbie and conducted a search of Febbie’s person based on Febbie being on probation with a search and seizure clause. Officer Marshall located a live 9mm bullet in Febbie’s pocket and immediately arrested Febbie for being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. A further search of Febbie’s vehicle yielded two 9mm handguns hidden under the hood. Febbie was ultimately arrested for being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Police Officers are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Officer Marshall at (209) 388-7748, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.

DUI Enforcement this weekend!

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE October 25, 2017 Sgt. Brian Rodriguez Gang Violence Suppression Unit Office: (209) 385-4710 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release Incident: Convicted felon arrested for possession of a firearm. Date and Time: October 25, 2017 @ 4:22 P.M. Location: 1900 block of E Childs Ave in Merced, CA Arrested Persons: Moses Gonzalez (41) Case Number: 2017-63608 On Wednesday, October 25 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers contacted Moses Gonzalez in his vehicle in the 1900 block of E Childs in Merced and arrested him for a warrant. GVSU Officers searched his vehicle and located a loaded handgun inside his car. Gonzalez admitted ownership of the gun, however he cannot possess any firearms because he is a convicted felon. He was arrested for possession of a firearm, ammunition and a warrant. He was later booked at the Merced County Jail for the mentioned charges. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE October 21, 2017 Sgt. Brian Rodriguez Gang Violence Suppression Unit Office: (209) 385-4710 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release Incident: Gang members arrested for possession of a firearm. Date and Time: October 21, 2017 @ 18:18 P.M. Location: 1100 block of “G” St in Merced, CA Arrested Persons: Salvador Hernandez (23) - Curtis May (19) Case Number: 17-62774 On Saturday, October 21 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers conducted a parole search of an apartment occupied by gang members Salvador Hernandez and Curtis May in the 1100 block of G St in Merced. During the search, officers located a 9mm handgun. Both suspects are convicted felons and prohibited from being in possession of any firearms. Hernandez and May were arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for felon in possession of a firearm, parole/probation violation, resisting arrest and gang enhancements. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Merced Police Department PRESS RELEASE October 10, 2017 Sgt. Dan Dabney dabneyd@cityofmerced.org 209-385-7719 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MERCED POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT FOR SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AND CRASH PREVENTION The Merced Police Department has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Merced Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions has been slowly rising. Particularly alarming are recent increases in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, the growing dangers of distracting technologies, and the emergence of drug-impaired driving as a major problem. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as drunk driving, speeding, and crashes at intersections. “Overall, California’s roadways are among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “But to meet future mobility, safety, and accessible transportation objectives, we have to reverse this recent trend in order to reach our common goal – zero deaths on our roadways. The Office of Traffic Safety and the Merced Police Department want to work with everyone to create a culture of traffic safety across Merced and the state.” Activities that the grant will fund include: • Educational presentations • DUI checkpoints • DUI saturation patrols • Motorcycle safety enforcement • Distracted driving enforcement • Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement • Primary collision factor vehicle code enforcement • Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders • Click It or Ticket for seat belt enforcement • Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) • Stakeout operations to observe the “worst-of-the-worst” repeat DUI offender probationers with suspended or revoked driver licenses Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ### END ###

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE UPDATE Date: 10-11-17 Sergeant Curt Gorman Office: (209) 385-4706 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release _____________________________________________ Incident: Homicide Arrest Date and Time: October 10, 2017 Location: 611 W. 22nd Street, City of Merced Case Number: 2013-24686 Deceased Victims: Alberto Narvaez - age 22 and Miguel Narvaez - age 27, both are from Merced, Ca Arrested: Rafael Lopez 29 – Merced, Ca On October 10, 2017, Rafael Lopez, 29 of Merced was arrested for a double homicide that took place in the City of Merced. On 05/23/13, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of W. 12th Street for a shooting. The two victims were identified as Alberto Narvaez, age 22 and Miguel Narvaez, age 27, both are residents of Merced. Both victims died from their gunshot wounds. Investigators worked leads and interviewed witnesses but were unable to develop a suspect at the time. Over the next few years there were advancements in technology and tips from the public that helped investigators to develop a suspect. After some investigation and help from witnesses, Detective Jeff Horn was able to arrest Rafael Lopez for the murders of the Narvaez brothers on 10/10/17. Lopez was interviewed about the case and then booked for several felony charges including homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact Merced Police Detective Jeff Horn at 209-388-7739 or 209-385-6905. Tips are confidential and callers may remain anonymous.

It is with great sadness that the Merced Police Department brings you the news of the passing of one of our own. Retired Merced Police Officer Ken Coe passed away yesterday afternoon. Officer Ken Coe, served as an officer for the Merced Police Department for 17 years from July 22, 1996 to April 19, 2013. During his tenure, he was as a Patrol Officer, a Motor Officer, a Range Instructor, a Gang Violence Suppression Officer, Color Guard, and a SWAT Team Member. He was a dedicated and valuable member of this department, respected and trusted by many, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE UPDATED September 22, 2017 Lieutenant Jay Struble Office: (209) 385-4739 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Date and Time: September 21, 2017 @ 1:28 P.M. Location: “M” Street and Fairfield Drive Incident: Officer involved shooting Arrested Person: Case Number: 17-56177 Update: The Merced Police Department has learned, through the investigation, that the initial attempt to stop Barragan’s vehicle was in the area of “M” Street and Buena Vista Drive not on Merced College campus as originally reported. Barragan was driving his vehicle east on Buena Vista Drive, going through the stop signs on Buena Vista and “M” Street at a high rate of speed. A Merced College police officer saw this reckless driving and attempted a traffic stop on Barragan in the 500 block of Buena Vista Drive. Police Officers are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Perez at (209) 385-6987, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE September 21, 2017 Lieutenant Jay Struble Office: (209) 385-4739 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release __________________________________________________________________ Date and Time: September 21, 2017 @ 1:28 P.M. Location: “M” Street and Fairfield Drive Incident: Officer involved shooting Arrested Person: Case Number: 17-56177 The Merced College Police attempted to stop a reckless driver on campus. The vehicle sped off going south on “G” Street. Merced College Police pursued the vehicle to the area of W. Olive Avenue and “M” Street. A Merced Police officer located the suspect vehicle in the area of “M” Street and Fairfield Drive. The officer ultimately discharged his weapon at the suspect and suspect vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene, in the vehicle, and Merced College Police pursued the suspect again. The suspect ran from the vehicle in the area of Belcher Avenue and W. Santa Fe. The suspect was arrested hiding in a back yard to a residence off of Franklin Road. The Merced Police Department Investigations Unit is actively working on this investigation. The name of the officer involved and the suspect are being withheld at this time. Police Officers are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Perez at (209) 385-6987, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE UPDATE Date: September 20, 2017 Sergeant Curt Gorman Office: (209) 385-4706 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release ______________________________________________ Incident: Homicide Arrest Date and Time: September, 20, 2017 Location: 611 W. 22nd Street, City of Merced Case Number: 2015-38528 Victim (Deceased): Adrian Ayala – 20 years-old – Merced Resident Arrested: Tyler Saephan 22 - Merced Resident The Merced Police Department’s detective division has made an arrest in the 2015 of Adrian Ayala. On 08/07/15, during the early morning hours, officers were dispatched to Eric Court in North Merced for a subject down. Officers arrived to find then, 20 year old Adrian Ayala suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced deceased and an investigation was started. In the early stages of the investigation, detectives worked to develop leads and evidence. Detectives continued following leads during their case investigation and with advances in technology and forensics, investigators were able to identify Tyler Saephan as a suspect in the case. Saephan was picked up on an active warrant for his arrest and booked into the Merced County Jail. Merced Detectives questioned Saephan and presented him with such overwhelming evidence and he confessed to committing the homicide. Detectives are still conducting interviews and searching for more evidence. Anyone with information about this case or any homicide case, we are asking citizens to contact Merced Police Detective Chris Russell at 209-385-4707 or 209-385-6905. We are recently published information about another homicide case and thanks to citizens making contact with us, we will be bringing other homicide suspect to justice. Detectives urge our citizens to continue calling us and forwarding tips to us. These homicide suspects are a threat to the safety of all citizens. We need to bring these bad people to justice. Tips are confidential and callers may remain anonymous.

City of Merced CITY OF MERCED invites applications for the position of Police Clerk I SALARY: $15.54 - $18.88 Hourly $1,243.20 - $1,510.40 Biweekly $2,693.60 - $3,272.53 Monthly $32,323.20 - $39,270.40 Annually OPENING DATE: 09/06/17 CLOSING DATE: 09/27/17 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION: Written Test - October 6 Oral Interview - October 17 DEFINITION Under general supervision, to learn to perform a variety of office assistance and law enforcement support duties in the maintenance of Police Department records and reports; to transcribe reports from tapes, making copies and routing to appropriate departments; to perform counter work with the public; to process warrants; to perform general office support assignments; and to do related work as required. An incumbent must have good customer/citizen contact skills and use great diplomacy and tact in dealing with the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry and first working level in the Police Clerk class series. Incumbents learn to maintain Police Department records and reports, and may be required to work any one of the Police substations and Evidence Yard. The Police Clerk I performs many assignments in a training and learning capacity. When an incumbent becomes familiar with the Police Department records systems and policies, and demonstrates good sustained work performance, they may be promoted to the Police Clerk II. REPORTS TO Police Records Supervisor; assigned Police Sergeant CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory class. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) {Many of the assignments listed below are performed in a training capacity with the expectation that an incumbent will develop the capacity to perform the full scope of work with minimal guidance and supervision} Transcribes reports and a variety of other work from tape, copy, or rough draft; enters information into a computer system, reviewing documents for accuracy of the cited codes; enters citation, report, arrest register, and disposition data into the appropriate data base and/or information system; distributes citations/reports to other law enforcement agencies; reviews information requests and retrieves data from various data bases; serves as a receptionist, providing public information regarding departmental procedures and practices and selling reports and bike licenses; operates the CLETS system to print booking slips, registrations, warrant entries, and criminal history. Provides information and directions to the public regarding the completion of complaint filing; contacts other appropriate law enforcement agencies pertaining to warrants, disposition of charges, and extradition of prisoners; indexes, selects, cross-references and arranges records, documents, and correspondence in a variety of files and computerized information systems; verifies the proper recording of documents; handles mail and telephone requests for reports; balances the cash drawer; keeps arrest registers and performs NCIC validation and arrest dispositions; handles subpoenas; answers the telephone, exercises basic responsibility in determining priority of responses and transferring emergency calls to other agencies, as warranted; receives, sorts, and distributes incoming and/or interoffice mail; collects fees; prepares reports as required, may serves as primary office support and receptionist at a Substation; verifies and inputs statistical data; performs record and warrant checks; logs and processes served warrants; and verifies warrant status for outside agencies. TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sit for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, typewriter, dictaphone, transcriber, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX equipment. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff and the public. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Correct English grammar, usage and spelling. Modern office methods and procedures. Proper telephone techniques and procedures. Excellent customer/citizen contact skills. Ability to: Learn the operating policies, procedures, and functions of the Merced City Police. Learn the laws, codes, and regulations related to police records and reports. Learn to operate computerized systems, transcription machine, and teletype equipment. Use sound judgment in handling sensitive material. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Read, analyze, and interpret laws, codes, rules, and regulations Evaluate situations and respond appropriately Use a computer keyboard to enter and extract a variety of data and information. Perform a variety of office support work. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Graduation from high school or equivalent and two years experience performing responsible clerical work in a position having substantial public contact; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the Motor Vehicles Department. Type at a rate of 40 words per minute net. Typing certificate required at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Merced declares a hiring policy, which disqualifies habitual users of tobacco products from eligibility for employment. The City is willing to make reasonable accommodation in the application and examination process for individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodation should be made prior to or at the time of application. In compliance with 24 CFR, 8.54(b), the City does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs and activities. In addition, the City extends the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability established by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, to all activities including those that do not receive Federal financial assistance. Deneen Proctor, Director of Support Services, is the designated City employee responsible as the City?s Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Concerns or comments shall be addressed to the Coordinator at (209) 388-7100 or at the TTY telephone number 771. APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://cityofmerced.org 678 W 18th Street Merced, CA 95348 209-385-6822 personnel@cityofmerced.org

City of Merced CITY OF MERCED invites applications for the position of: Police Officer (POST Certified/Lateral) SALARY: $29.09 - $35.36 Hourly $2,327.20 - $2,828.80 Biweekly $5,042.27 - $6,129.07 Monthly $60,507.20 - $73,548.80 Annually OPENING DATE: 08/03/17 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DESCRIPTION: DEFINITION Under general supervision, to perform responsible law enforcement and crime prevention work by patrolling assigned areas and answering calls and complaints; to investigate incidents and crimes; and to do related work as required. An incumbent in the position is a role model of impeccable character, trustworthy, and willing to help and serve people in need. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS These are the first and advanced working levels in the Police Officer series. Progression from Police Officer to Senior Police Officer requires at least five years of satisfactory performance with the Merced Police Department and possesion of an Intermediate POST Certificate. REPORTS TO Police Officer or higher ranking officer. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Performs patrol on an assigned shift; responds to calls for service; conducts property checks on business and homes for burglary and other criminal activities; stops and questions suspicious persons; assists in a variety of emergencies; issues citations for violations of laws and ordinances; prepares reports of incidents and investigations; contacts victims, witnesses, and suspects for detailed interviewing when required; secures statements; serves warrants; may have responsibility for preserving evidence at the scenes of incidents and crimes; follows up on investigations when assigned; appears in court proceedings when summoned. Arrests, detains, transports, and has responsibility for the care and safety of detained persons; issues traffic citations and performs traffic control assignments; does accident investigations; performs a wide range of law enforcement assignments; may perform special work with juveniles; may serve as a Field Training Officer; develops a rapport and trust with residents of neighborhoods and the community at large; may perform a variety of special assignments as directed. TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of : Community-based policing and problem solving techniques. Modern law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigations, and specialty areas of assignment. Laws of apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies and misdemeanors. Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence. Laws applicable to the apprehension, retention, and treatment of juveniles. Geography of the City. Good public relations techniques. Use and care of Department authorized equipment and firearms. First aid methods and techniques. Ability to: Perform a wide variety of professional law enforcement work. Read, understand, and interpret laws, and regulations regarding arrest, rules of evidence, and the apprehension, retention and treating of those arrested. Carefully observe incidents and situations, accurately remembering names, faces, numbers, circumstances and places. Gather and organize data and information. Interview and secure information from witnesses and suspects. Prepare clear, comprehensive reports. Make independent judgements and adopt quick, effective and responsible course of action during emergencies. Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility. Demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms. Operate a motor vehicle under critical and unusual conditions. Work with computerized law enforcement information systems. Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Merced City Police Department with the public and other law enforcement agencies. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Job candidates must meet stringent medical and physical standards. Completion of the requirements from graduation from high school. Previous law enforcement experience is highly desirable. Special Requirements: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the filing deadline for the examination. Possession of an appropriate California Drivers' License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Possession of P.O. S.T. Basic Academy certificate or currently enrolled in or completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy within the last two years. SENIOR POLICE OFFICER: Possession of the requirements for graduation from high school. Five years of time in grade as a Police Officer withthe City of Merced. Possession of an Intermediate P.O.S.T. certificate. Possession of an appropriate California Drivers' License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Merced declares a hiring policy, which disqualifies habitual users of tobacco products from eligibility for employment. The City is willing to make reasonable accommodation in the application and examination process for individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodation should be made prior to or at the time of application. In compliance with 24 CFR, 8.54(b), the City does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs and activities. In addition, the City extends the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability established by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, to all activities including those that do not receive Federal financial assistance. Deneen Proctor, Director of Support Services, is the designated City employee responsible as the City?s Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Concerns or comments shall be addressed to the Coordinator at (209) 388-7100 or at the TTY telephone number 771. APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://cityofmerced.org 678 W 18th Street Merced, CA 95348 209-385-6822 personnel@cityofmerced.org

City of Merced CITY OF MERCED invites applications for the position of: Police Officer Trainee SALARY: $18.84 - $22.90 Hourly $1,507.20 - $1,832.00 Biweekly $3,265.60 - $3,969.33 Monthly $39,187.20 - $47,632.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 08/16/17 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DESCRIPTION: A Police Officer Trainee is assigned duty as a student in a POST certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Prior to his actual enrollment in the Basic Academy, the Trainne may be assigned various duties throughout the department that requires public contact, but not the enforcement of laws. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The Trainee's primary mission is to attend the Basic Academy, and complete the course of instruction. The Trainee has no police powers during enrollment, and is a probationary employee during this period. Continued employmentis subject to successful progress in, and successful completion of, the course of instruction. Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Merced declares a hiring policy, which disqualifies habitual users of tobacco products from eligibility for employment. The City is willing to make reasonable accommodation in the application and examination process for individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodation should be made prior to or at the time of application. In compliance with 24 CFR, 8.54(b), the City does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs and activities. In addition, the City extends the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability established by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, to all activities including those that do not receive Federal financial assistance. Deneen Proctor, Director of Support Services, is the designated City employee responsible as the City?s Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Concerns or comments shall be addressed to the Coordinator at (209) 388-7100 or at the TTY telephone number 771. APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://cityofmerced.org 678 W 18th Street Merced, CA 95348 209-385-6822 personnel@cityofmerced.org

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE September 15, 2017 Sgt. Brian Rodriguez Gang Violence Suppression Unit Office: (209) 385-4710 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release _______________________________________________ Incident: Convicted felons arrested for possession of firearms and drugs. Date and Time: September 15, 2017 @ 10:25 A.M. Location: 12000 block of Rose Ave in Livingston, CA Arrested Persons: Robert Galvan (38) and Richard Galvan (58) Case Number: 17-54870 On Friday, September 15 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that convicted felons Robert Galvan and Richard Galvan had firearms at their home in Livingston. GVSU officers and Livingston Police officers served a search warrant at their residence located in the 12000 block of Rose Ave in Livingston. During the search, officers located a stolen 40 caliber handgun, two shotguns, a 22 caliber rifle, ammunition, packaged methamphetamine, marijuana, a digital scale, packaging material and over $4000 cash. Robert and Richard were arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for possession of a firearms, ammunition, sales of narcotics and conspiracy. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Merced Police Department NEWS RELEASE September 13, 2017 Sgt. Brian Rodriguez Gang Violence Suppression Unit Office: (209) 385-4710 Dispatch: (209) 385-6905 For Immediate Release _________________________________________________ Incident: Gang member arrested for possession of a firearm and drugs. Date and Time: September 13, 2017 @ 11:41 A.M. Location: 1400 block of Chianti Drive in Livingston, CA Arrested Persons: Enrique Flores (19) Case Number: 17-54415 On Saturday, September 13 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that there were firearms at a gang member’s residence in Livingston, CA. GVSU officers served a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Chianti Drive, Livingston where they contacted gang member Enrique Flores. During the search, officers located a 40 caliber handgun, ammunition and drugs. Flores was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for possession of a firearm, ammunition, sales of narcotics and gang enhancements. Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX