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Police Show Commitment to the Campus and Community

April 11, 2016

In addition to ensuring a safe and secure campus environment, UC Merced police officers and staff members are interacting with the campus and local community on an ongoing basis.

This semester’s Citizen Police Academy began in January with the largest number of UC Merced campus members since the program’s inauguration in 2008. During the 10-week program, participants learned about such topics as community policing, DUI investigation, domestic violence, sexual assault, use of force and the criminal justice system. Participants graduated from the program during an April 6 ceremony. Dos Palos Police Chief Barry Mann spoke about community-oriented policing.

To apply for the next Citizens Police Academy or for information, visit the program’s website or email Officer Daryl Davis.

On April 7, the police department partnered with Save Mart in Merced to raise funds for Special Olympics of Northern California. The “Bagging for Bucks” event gave department members and the community an opportunity to come together to support Special Olympic athletes. Officers bagged and carried out shoppers’ groceries and accepted donations to benefit Special Olympics. This event is a prelude to the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run that will have a leg in Merced on June 15.

For information about the Torch Run, contact Officer Ken Leytem at 209-228-7866.