Merced Officially Names A Permanent Police Chief

(KMJ) – Merced’s City Manager officially names Thomas Cavallero as the city’s new chief of Police Chief.

Cavallero had served as the interim police chief since February 2020 following the December retirement of Chief Chris Goodwin.

City Manager Stephanie Dietz says, “Chief Cavallero has consistently demonstrated his skills and abilities in the
Department and the community.” She adds,  “He is a tremendous asset to the City and I look forward to his continued success.”

Cavallero is the former Merced County Sheriff, having served in that Department for 35 years.  He became County Sheriff-Coroner in 2013.

Chief Cavallero will officially begin his role as Merced Police Chief November 30, 2020.