Dos Palos

Serving the Dos Palos community since 1935


On behalf of the entire Dos Palos Police Department, thank you for visiting our website. I am proud to be a part of the Dos Palos Police Department, as well as a part of the Dos Palos community. Our staff work hard to provide a high level of service to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Richard McEachin

Chief of Police


Report a Crime

If you witness a crime, please report it to Dos Palos Police Department immediately.

Emergencies: Dial 911

Non-emergencies: Dial our Dispatch: (209) 392-2176

Thank you.

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Dos Palos Police Department Pink Patch Project

The Dos Palos Police Department is participating in the Pink Patch Project. Hundreds of agencies from all over have designed a pink version of their shoulder patch to sell in an effort to raise money to help fight Breast Cancer. DPPD patch sales will benefit the Merced Cancer Society Foundation. The patches sell for $10 each, and can be purchased in the PD lobby or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with payment to:
Dos Palos Police Department
Attention: Pink Patch Project
1546 Golden Gate Ave
Dos Palos, CA 93620


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Join Our Team

The Dos Palos Police Department is currently accepting applications for Lateral or Academy Graduate Police Officers. Click the link below for more information.

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Animal Control

Dogs currently at our shelter

The photos below are of dogs currently at the Dos Palos Animal Shelter. If you see your dog, please contact us to get information on how to pick them up. If you don't see your dog here but they are missing and you think we may have them, call us at (209) 392-2176.

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Check back later for updates

Thank you

Female German Shepherd

Located 8/6/22 on Blossom St


External Links

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DPPD Policy Manual

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California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) website

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Merced Area Crime Stoppers

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DPPD Military Equipment Use Policy

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Merced County Coronavirus Information

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Dos Palos Water Outage Alert System Enrollment


Contact Us

1546 Golden Gate Ave

Dos Palos, CA 93620

Non-Emergency Dispatch: (209) 392-2176

Fax: (209) 392-2500