The Merced Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team (MAGNET)


The Merced Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team (MAGNET) is a cooperative effort by the criminal justice agencies in Merced County to combat violent crime and gang violence across the county. Federal, state and local agencies assign personnel that are co-located and work cooperatively, each bringing their unique resources to the team. This allows innovative, comprehensive and sophisticated approaches to crime reduction. The scope of operations by this model far exceeds that of the capabilities of each participating entities operating on a stand-alone basis.

MAGNET LogoTask Force Commander
Aaron Hutchason

Task Force Chairperson
Sheriff Vern Warnke

Participating Agencies:

Merced County Probation Office
DA Office
Atwater Police Department
Merced Police Department
Livingston Police Department
Los Banos Police Department
California Highway Patrol - Merced
Merced County Sheriff's Department