Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

November 2018 Employee of the Month

Marcial Morales

Police Department

Corporal Marcial Morales has worked with the Porterville Police Department for almost 20 years.  Marcial was born in Visalia, California and after graduating from high school he attended College of the Sequoias and then Humbolt State University.  

In 1998, Marcial attended the Tulare/Kings County Police Academy. Marcial graduated from the police academy and was hired by the Porterville Police Department as a Police Officer in March of 1999. 

During his employment with the Porterville Police Department Marcial has worked a variety of assignments which include: Uniformed Patrol, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Gang Unit Detective, Narcotics Unit Detective, and was recently assigned as a Corporal in the Special Investigations Unit.

Marcial has shown skill in identifying criminal problems within the city and then developing a plan to solve the problem.  Marcial is a gang and narcotic expert which has led to many successful felony convictions. In fact, Marcial is known countywide as one of the foremost experts in gangs and has been acknowledged by both District Attorneys and Judges for his expert gang testimony. Marcial has been instrumental in assisting in gang related homicides, narcotic investigations and other types of violent crimes, which have led to convictions.  

Marcial continues to demonstrate his capability in supervising many different complex investigations.  Marcial continually seeks out ways to improve his abilities not only as an officer, but as a supervisor. Recently, Marcial spearheaded the “Pink Patch Project” with the police department. The Pink Patch Project took place during the month of October. It is designed to increase awareness and stimulate conversations in our community about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer. During the month of October, many Porterville Police uniformed personnel voluntarily purchased and wore pink Porterville Police shoulder patches to show our dedication and commitment to this collaborative and worthy effort. Through Marcial’s efforts in this program, the police department was able to donate $5,000.00 to the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center. This is just one example of how Marcial is a true ambassador of the police department to the community. 

Marical is married to his wife Amber and they have one wonderful daughter, Isabella Rose Morales.


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