The Merced County Sheriff’s Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.
“Service to the community is priority and we continuously look for new and innovative ways to better our community service and public safety,” said sheriff spokesperson Sgt. Delray Shelton. “Reopening the Delhi Substation will help us meet that goal. The north area for many years has had a substation that was a full operation, which served that community.”
The economic downturn forced the closure of the Delhi substation in 2010. As budgets have been restored Merced County Sheriff Thomas Cavallero made it a priority to see the substation open to the public once again.
The Delhi substation will offer all services the Merced Main Office currently provides, including community services, vehicle releases and report requests. It will have a lieutenant to oversee patrols and animal control services.
The reopening will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The festivities will include demonstrations and equipment displays. The ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. The substation is located at 9481 Shanks Rd.