Board Members

Detective Mathew Mustard
President

Mat Mustard has been a police officer since 1995 and has been working for the Vallejo Police Department since 2001. Mat has worked in both the Patrol and Investigations Divisions. He is currently assigned as a Detective in Investigations. Mat has been an active member of the Police Officers Association and has served as President since 2009.


Lieutenant Michael Nichelini
Vice President

Michael Nichelini has been a police officer since 1996. He began his career with the Oakland Police Department. Mike has been working for the City of Vallejo since 2006 and has been assigned to the Patrol and Traffic Divisions. Mike currently holds the rank of Lieutenant and is the Traffic Division Commander. Mike also works as a Watch Commander in the Patrol Division.


Officer Scott Yates
Secretary

Scott Yates has been a Vallejo Police Officer since 1994. He has spent his entire career in the Patrol Division and has been a K9 handler since 1996. He and his partner “Ned”, a German Shepherd, patrol the streets of Vallejo in order to make it safe.


Sergeant Sanjay Ramrakha
Treasurer

Sanjay Ramrakha began his law enforcement career in 1998 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office. Sanjay left the Sheriff's Office in 2002 to join the Vallejo Police Department. He currently is assigned as the Administrative Sergeant. Sanjay is a Field Training Officer and Force Option Instructor.


Officer Peppino Messina
Director

Peppino Messina was born and raised in Vallejo and began his career as a Vallejo Police Officer in 2000. Peppino is assigned to the Patrol Division with his K9 partner “Yager”, a German Shepherd. Along with his duties as a K9 handler, Officer Messina is a member of the Department’s Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) Team.


Officer Kyle Wylie
Director

Kyle Wylie joined the Vallejo Police Department in 2001 and has worked in the Patrol and Traffic Divisions. Kyle and his partner “Kilo”, a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, are currently assigned to the Patrol Division. Prior to working in the City of Vallejo, Kyle was a Deputy Sheriff in Nevada County. While there, he enjoyed working in the Marine Patrol Unit.


Corporal Dustin Joseph
Director

Dustin Joseph has been a Vallejo Police Officer since 2002. Dustin is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.


Corporal Rich Wanzie
Director

Rich Wanzie has been a Vallejo Police Officer since 2000. Rich is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.


Officer Joe McCarthy
Director

Joe McCarthy began his career in law enforcement as a Vallejo Reserve Police Officer. In 1993, he joined the Stockton Police Department. He eventually found his way back home to the Vallejo Police Department in 1998. Joe is currently assigned to the Patrol Division and has been a K9 handler and worked in Investigations and Crime Suppression. Joe is also a Field Training Officer responsible for training new Vallejo Police Officers.


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