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New officer joins the ranks of Merced PD

Mike Conway

Post Date:03/23/2018

New officer joins the ranks of Merced PD

Eduardo Gaytan was sworn in to the ranks of the Merced Police Department by Interim Police Chief Christopher Goodwin Friday and had badge No. 264 pinned on him.

Gaytan, a Fresno native, is a graduate of Fresno High School. He is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Army.

The 27-year-old is married and the father of a son and daughter.

The Department currently has 88 sworn officers and is budgeted for 97 positions.

 The City is currently recruiting for both police officers and police officer trainees.  The position of police officer pays $60,507.20 - $73,548.80 a year.  Trainees can earn from $39,187.20 - $47,632.00. More information on the jobs can be found at the City's website,

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