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Deputy Chief Mike Borges grew up in the Modesto area, working at a dairy. He graduated from Modesto High School in June of 1974. He joined the Army in March of 1976, and served in the Military Police until November of 1979. He left the Army at the rank of Sergeant, and returned home to begin his career as Police Officer.

In April of 1980, the City of Ceres hired him as a police officer. The Ceres Police sponsored him while he attended the police academy, and he chose to remain in Ceres. During his tenure, he has worked in various positions within the agency, serving as a Detective from 1984 to 1987, where he spent much of his time investigating crimes against children. In 1987, he became a Field Training Officer and Corporal, and in 1988, he was promoted to the position of Sergeant.

As a Sergeant, he has served as a patrol Watch Commander/Supervisor, along with being the agencies Police Explorer Advisor for over ten years. He served as the SWAT team leader for eight years, and spent over four years supervising the Detective Bureau for the Ceres Police. In August of 2005, he was appointed as the Police Division Commander, and in December of 2007, his title was changed to Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Borges earned an Associated of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Modesto Junior College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management (Human Resources) from California Sate University, Stanislaus. He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute, Class 11. This program is designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision making in California law enforcement front line supervisors.

He is a long time board member and past president for Ceres Youth Baseball, as well as one of the founding members of the Ceres Police Officers Association. He is currently active in the Ceres Lions Club and has been a member since 2004, where he has spent time as a board member as well. He enjoys activities that involve sports, as well as spending time with his family. He also enjoys staying active and involved with the youth of his community.

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