The California Highway Patrol (Merced Area office) would like to welcome their newest member, Lieutenant Mayolo Banuelos, ID 17348 is a 17-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol and graduated from the CHP – Academy in March of 2003.
After graduation, Lieutenant Banuelos began cutting his teeth on the highways and byways of the Silicon Valley, working in the CHP – San Jose Area for two years.
In April of 2005, Lieutenant Banuelos transferred to the CHP – Madera Area, where he quickly learned what it’s like to work a rural area. In August of 2006, Lieutenant Banuelos transferred to the CHP – Modesto Area, igniting his passion for stolen vehicle investigations.
In January of 2009, Lieutenant Banuelos accepted a position in the CHP – Golden Gate Division Investigative Services Unit (ISU) where he worked as an investigator with the ACRATT – Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force.
In July of 2011, wanting to get a little closer to home, Lieutenant Banuelos transferred to Central Division ISU, where he worked as an investigator with the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force (StanCATT). In September of 2015, Lieutenant Banuelos was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Upon promotion, he was assigned to the Modesto Area, where he predominantly worked as the graveyard shift supervisor. After a year and half of field supervision, Lieutenant Banuelos transferred back to Central Division ISU where he was assigned as the StanCATT.
In January of 2019, Lieutenant Banuelos was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the CHP – Redwood City Area. On March 2, 2020, Lieutenant Banuelos transferred to the Merced Area.
Let’s welcome Mr. Banuelos the newest member of the Merced CHP office.