PO Box 4218 Vallejo, CA 94590
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Veteran Lieutenant Promoted to Napa PD Captain
Just a few minutes ago, former Vallejo Police Lieutenant Fabio Rodriguez was sworn in as a Captain (a promotional appointment) with the Napa Police Department. Another example of veteran and experienced officers leaving the Vallejo Police Department for better working conditions. The Napa Police Department will be well served by his knowledge and leadership. Fabio was born and raised in the City of Vallejo and started his career with the Vallejo PD as a police cadet in 1997. He became a p...

VPOA & PAL Spread Holiday Cheer
In partnership with the Vallejo Police Activities League, the Vallejo Police Officers’ Association donated food, clothes and toys to several families in Vallejo in an effort to bring some Christmas cheer to them. Whether it is the holidays or everyday, there are families in need within our community and the VPOA and PAL strive to help when and where we can. These items are purchased with our members’ dues and from community donations. It is certainly a group effort. Today, members of ...

Female Officers Leaving Vallejo PD
At a time when law enforcement strives to recruit and retain women in policing, The VPOA regrets to inform our community of the departure of yet TWO more female Vallejo Police officers. Theresa Braudrick has taken her two years of experience and transferred to a nearby law enforcement agency. Theresa was one of two female officers hired when Shawny Williams was appointed Chief in 2019. Theresa displayed exceptional potential and her departure is a great loss to the department. Additionall...

Extreme Staffing Crisis of Great Concern to VPOA
For Immediate Release Contact: December 20, 2021 (707) 644-3913 [email protected] Extreme Staffing Crisis of Great Concern to VPOA Vallejo, CA – “Acquiring and keeping good people is a leader’s most important task,” wrote John C. Maxwell in his book, Developing The Leaders Around You. At a time many law enforcement agencies throughout the country struggle to find and hire qualified applicants, retention is of the utmost importance. In an effort to ensure city leaders we...

VPOA Sponsors Wreaths Across America
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.  This is the second year in a row the VPOA made a donation the Vallejo Navy League to purchase wreaths for the annual Wreaths Across America event held yesterday, 18 Dec 21.  In addition, members ...

Another Officer Moves On
Unfortunately, the VPOA must announce the departure of yet another veteran officer from the Department. Jason Thompson has taken his 14 years of experience and accepted a job with another Solano County law enforcement agency. Jason is a homegrown member of the Vallejo Police Department. He began his law enforcement journey as a member of the Department's youth outreach Vallejo Police Explorer program as a teenager. After joining the Marine Corps, Jason was hired as a police officer with the...

More Experience Out The Door
The VPOA would like to acknowledge the departure of yet another veteran police officer. Matt Samida will take his over eight years of experience to a nearby Sheriff’s Department. Matt, another homegrown police officer, began working with the Department in our Cadet Program while he was attending college. Vallejo PD sponsored Matt through the police academy where his talent was quickly apparent. As an officer he was accepted in assignments on the mobile field force team and as an assistant...