PO Box 4218 Vallejo, CA 94590
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Vallejo Police Officers’ Association supports its members and looks forward to true transparency
For Immediate Release Contact: December 3, 2021 (707) 644-3913 [email protected] Vallejo Police Officers’ Association supports its members and looks forward to true transparency Vallejo, CA – The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association stands by our members throughout the discipline process, and we will continue to provide our support for the officer(s) involved in the Sean Monterossa incident. The POA also welcomes any and all scrutiny into actions by our members – we alwa...

Local News Reports on Staffing
Please see this article posted on KRON4 news website. https://www.kron4.com/news/bay...

Alarming Rate of Officers Leaving VPD
As we close out November and forecast the end of 2021, we see that a number of officers have left the Vallejo Police Department in the recent weeks at an unprecedented rate (reminiscent of bankruptcy days). Low staffing continues to surpass what is critical for safety of the public and our officers. Additionally, it severely hampers our ability to provide basic police service. New officers have not been able to pass field training, experienced officers (of all ranks) have left to continue th...

VPD Loses a Veteran Investigator to Retirement
Congratulations to Detective Scott Yates on his recent retirement! Scott has been a Vallejo Police Officer since 1994. He has spent most of his career in the Patrol Division and was a K9 handler for many years. Scott’s most recent assignment has been as a detective in the Investigations Division. Scott is a Vallejo native and has dedicated his life and career to the City of Vallejo. Detective Yates has been involved in a variety of youth programs outside the Police Department. Scott also...

Vallejo Loses/Another City Gains a Code Enforcement Officer
Years ago, the operation of the Code Enforcement Division was brought under control of the Police Department - commanded by a police lieutenant. The collaboration provided needed information and resource sharing. Recently, Code Enforcement Officer Jay Neilson resigned to work for another Bay Area agency; taking his training and experience with him. Jay has been a part of the Vallejo police family since 2007. Jay is a Vallejo native and attended Vallejo schools. He began as a police vol...

More Officers Leave VPD
Last week, two additional officers departed the Vallejo Police Department to continue their careers at a neighboring law enforcement agency.  We would like to thank Officer Cesar Luengas and William Rhodes for their service to the Vallejo community.  Both officers were sworn in by Chief Shawny Williams and leave us after less than two years of service.  They were both recently featured on the Department’s social media platforms and their youthful enthusiasm will definitely b...

Day of Remembrance
Today marks ten long years since the murder of Officer James L. Capoot in the line of duty. Officer Capoot was killed by a bank robber who Jim was attempting to apprehend. Officer Capoot responded to a report of a bank robbery on the east side of Vallejo. He observed a subject matching the description and gave chase. After a car and foot chase that ended in north Vallejo, the bank robber shot and killed Officer Capoot in the rear yard of a residence. The robber was later taken into custody...