Patterson Police Services
Phone: (209) 892-5071
In 1998 the City of Patterson Police Department was consolidated into the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department resulting in the formation of Patterson Police Services of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
Currently, Patterson Police Services provides the City of Patterson, population 21,000, with a wide range of municipal law enforcement services including, but not limited to; Administration, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Investigations, Records Management, Training, Recruitment, Specialized Enforcement Teams, and Citizen Volunteer Programs. The Department fields four patrol deputies during the peak hours of the day which is augmented by a four person street crimes unit which focuses on proactive approaches to crime reduction and enforcement efforts.
The Patterson City Council, through its City Manager, provides local direction and control of the Department, which allows the City to enjoy the benefits and resources of the Sheriffs Department while at the same time allowing the City to retain, in effect, its local law enforcement autonomy.
Patterson Police Services Chief
Chief Marc Nuno
Marc Nuno was raised in Waterford Ca. and graduated from Oakdale High School. As a youth, he was a member of the Cub Scouts of America. His brother-n-law was an officer at the Waterford Police Department and encouraged Marc to begin his Law Enforcement career as a Reserve. In 1993 he was hired as a Reserve Police Officer by Waterford Police Department.
In 1995 he became a full time Police Office with the Waterford Police Department. He became involved with the D.A.R.E. program, and was a D.A.R.E. Officer for the Waterford schools. In 1998 the City of Waterford contracted with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, and in July of 1998 he became a Deputy Sheriff. As a Deputy, Marc has served on S.W.A.T., was a Hostage Negotiator, was a Detective in SIU (Special Investigations Unit), and Homicide. He has been an academy instructor, as well as a patrol Field Training Officer. Sheriff Adam Christianson promoted Marc to the rank of Sergeant in 2009. As a Sergeant, Marc supervised patrol, and the Hostage Negotiators Team. He was also a Sergeant in charge of the Civil Division.
In 2015 Sheriff Christianson promoted Marc to Lieutenant where he was assigned as the patrol Watch Commander. In 2016 he moved to the Civil Division where he supervised it for a year and a half. In December of 2018 he became the Chief of Patterson Police Services, where he is currently stationed.
His current collateral assignments include HNT, STARS, MAIT, and Peer Support.