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Interim police chief named

Post Date:02/10/2020 10:59 AM

Tom Cavallero named interim police chief

Tom Cavallero has been named the interim police chief for the City of Merced.  The former Merced County sheriff will oversee the department until a new chief is selected to replace Chris Goodwin, who announced his retirement in December.

Cavallero served in the Sheriff’s Department for 35 years, rising from the ranks of deputy, becoming a sergeant, commander, undersheriff, until he became sheriff-coroner in 2013.

“I am honored to have been offered the position,” Cavallero said. “I’ve worked with this Department for many years and it has excellent men and women who are dedicated, professional and highly trained. I’m here to provide guidance, supervision and the impartial oversight that someone from outside the Department can give.”

“Tom is the right candidate to serve as a bridge while we search for a new police chief,” said City Manager Steve Carrigan. “He has decades of law enforcement experience, he knows Merced, and he has the ability to connect with people.”

Capt. Matt Williams had been serving as the acting chief after Goodwin retired.

The City will hold a nationwide recruitment for the new police chief.

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