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Police and fire protection. Merced's record of public safety is similar to surrounding communities. Our police and fire departments have assigned officers and resources to targeted needs within the community. 

Crime Rate Comparison

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, Table 8: Offenses Know to Law Enforcement by City, 2018 (https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/#Latest-Releases), (April 2020).

 

Police Force

City of Merced Police Department

www.cityofmerced.org

(209) 385-6913

Stations: 1

Substations: 1

Officers/1,000 residents: 1.1

Special Units & Programs:

  • Bike Patrol

  • Bomb Unit

  • Canine Unit

  • Color Guard

  • Domestic Violence Response Team

  • Patrol Division

  • SWAT

Merced County Sheriff's Office

www.co.merced.ca.us

(209) 385-7444

Stations: 1

Substations: 0

Officers/1,000 residents: 1.2

Special Units & Programs:

  • Aviation Unit

  • Dive Team

  • K-9 Unit

  • Motors Unit

  • Search & Rescue

  • Special Enforcement Response Team

  • SWAT Team

Fire Protection

 
City of Merced Fire Department

www.cityofmerced.org

(209) 385-6891 

Stations: 5

Special Units & Programs:

  • Aircraft Rescue

  • HazMat / Decontamination

  • Fire Investigation

  • Fire Prevention/Protection

  • Fireworks Permitting

  • Hazardous Materials Response

  • Medical Services

  • Public Education

  • Swift Water Rescue

  • Technical Response

ISO* Rating: 2

*Insurance Rating - ISO (Insurance Services Office) determines the ISO ratings and that information is purchased (by subscription) by insurance offices. Your insurance agent should have current information and provide you with the ISO rating for your particular address.

Merced County Fire Department

www.co.merced.ca.us

(209) 385-7344

Stations: 1

Special Units & Programs:

  • Emergency Medical / Rescue Response

  • Emergency Services Management

    • Disaster Planning & Management

  • Fire Prevention

  • Fire Protection

  • Hazardous Material Emergency Response

  • Public Service

    • First Aide & CPR 

    • Flood Control Assistance 

    • Blood Pressure Measurement

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City Services

Healthcare

SOURCES USED ON THIS PAGE:
  1. Merced Police Department (www.cityofmerced.org/depts/police/); Merced County Sheriff's Office (http://www.co.merced.ca.us/87/Sheriffs-Department); Officers per 1,000 population data is from the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics Police Employees 2018 data (www.fbi.gov), (April 2020).

  2. Merced Fire Department  
    (www.cityofmerced.org/depts/fire/default.asp); Merced County Fire Department (www.co.merced.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=70) (April 2020).

VISIT

City of Merced

Office of Economic Development

678 W 18th St. Merced, CA 95340

City Site: www.cityofmerced.org

CALL

800-723-4788 Toll Free

209-385-6827 Phone

209-723-1780 Fax

CONTACT

Frank Quintero

Director of Economic Development

quinterof@cityofmerced.org

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