9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week Honored 135 Fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job. This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friend...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Vallejo Local Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Vallejo POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here Your...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Remembering Our Fallen

Remembering Our Fallen
Today is the anniversary of the death of Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot.  The Vallejo Police Officers Association would like to share a music video in remembrance of the life and service of Officer Capoot.   To learn more about all the Vallejo Fallen Officers please visit our "In Memory" page,  http://vallejopoa.org/in-memory   Music Video link - https://youtu.be/jQdt_5naDtc {youtube}jQdt_5naDtc|440|300{/youtube}
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Flag Honored at St. Vincent Ferrer School in Vallejo

Flag Honored at St. Vincent Ferrer School in Vallejo
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"St. Vincent Ferrer School officially raised the flag on its new 17-foot aluminium pole on Monday to the delight of costumed kids and staff. Spearheaded by advanced mathematics instructor Gary Salvadori and sponsored by the Vallejo Police Officers Association and a handful of partners, the early morning ceremony acknowledged the new mounted flag pole. Previously, the school had a pole holder like one finds at residences that wasn’t up to snuff, said Salvadori, adding that the flagpole in front o...
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VPOA has endorsed Landis Graden for Mayor

VPOA has endorsed Landis Graden for Mayor
Election Day is rapidly approaching. The VPOA has endorsed Landis Graden for Mayor. Landis is the right choice to lead our city in the right direction. Please check out his website and be sure to vote Landis Graden for Mayor of the City of Vallejo. https://landisforvallejomayor.com/
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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. announces they are expanding their Southern California Presence


Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. is pleased to announce that Howard A. Liberman has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, as the Los Angeles Office Managing Attorney. Howard has been practicing law since 1992 and began his legal career in the United States Navy as a member of the Judge advocate General’s Corps.  He served on active duty for five years as a defense attorney, prosecutor and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate to the two-star admiral.  Howard affiliated with the Navy Reser...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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Vallejo Police Officers Participate in Police Unity Tour

In May, members of the Vallejo Police Department will be participating in the Police Unity Tour, which is a four-day fundraising bicycle ride.  The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty.  The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.  Officers from around the Nation will ride their bicycles approximately 300 miles during these four days, ...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Vallejo POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page. If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of our websi...
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PORAC Talking Points - Reed/DeMaio

PORAC Talking Points on Reed/DeMaio Retirement Security Attacks Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and ex-San Diego Councilmember Carl DeMaio can best be labeled as 'stubbornly wrong.' After failing twice to qualify ballot measures that unfairly and illegally undermine the negotiated retirements of law enforcement officers - as well all other public employees - they are submitting two more ballot measures that are equally punitive, and make devastating changes to employees' salaries, pensions and ...
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Boycott the cop-hater Tarantino


    Boycott the cop-hater Tarantino: Let him know hate speech has consequences By ADDA Board of Directors The message was bad enough: Police officers are murderers. But the timing and context in which film director Quentin Tarantino delivered it was perhaps even worse. Tarantino referred to police as murderers during an anti-cop march last weekend in New York City. He demonstrated an almost unimaginable level of callousness by making this statement just four days after NYPD Officer Ran...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
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When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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VPOA Awards College Scholarships

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The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association is pleased to announce the award of five college scholarships for 2014.  After reviewing all of the scholarship applications, five students were selected as this year’s award recipients.  The scholarships are in the names of our fallen officers who made the ultimate sacrifice to the City of Vallejo and its citizens.  We remember these officers by naming the scholarships after Officers Calvin Thacker, William Easson Jr., Jeff Azuar, and Jim ...
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Viewpoints: Stockton’s bankruptcy and pension reform

By  Bob Deis Special to The Bee Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am The city of Stockton’s bankruptcy case is winding down, but the tantalizing issue of whether the city can or should use  bankruptcy court  to further reduce pensions that people have earned is still capturing media fascination. I thought I’d share an informed perspective and try to clarify this issue within the rubric of municipal bankruptcy. First, I’d like to clear the air: CalPERS costs did not push Stoc...
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Vallejo police Community Services Section to hold free monthly workshop

The Vallejo Police Department Community Services Section will hold a free monthly workshop for residents.

The Citizen Workshop will feature various guest speakers on an array of subjects. They are set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the CSS headquarters, 2 Florida St. They are free, but have a limit of 30 people.

The next workshop on Aug. 6 is a hands-on class on self defense led by Sgt. Joe Iocano. Those interested should wear comfortable clothing to move in.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Encarnacion at 707-651-7184.

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Vallejo Elks Lodge contributes to K-9 fund

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The Vallejo Police Department received a $2,000 donation Wednesday to be added to the pool of funds to purchase a new police dog The donation was made by the Vallejo Elks Lodge through a grant from the Elks National Foundation, which is a fraternal order and charitable foundation. "We feel like in our community there's too much negative, and we want to bring more positive," past president Ed Malone said. "We'd like to boost up the police department." Malone and another member wrote the $2,000 gr...
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Vallejo police officer recalls years in foster care system

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In high school, Jodi Brown had a choice: Stay with her abusive uncle and brother, or return to the foster care system in which she had already spent many years. For Brown, the decision was easy, and she picked up the phone and called her social worker to ask for a placement in a group home. "I told her I'd rather be there than be with my family," Brown said Saturday during a fundraising luncheon for Foster Greatness, a Vallejo-based program aimed at building support structures around vulnerable ...
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Vallejo police launch project to utilize private surveillance cameras

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The Vallejo Police Department launched a new program Wednesday called Project V-Cam, which they say could give them better access to private surveillance cameras to help solve crimes. The project asks residents and businesses with private cameras to partner with police and register their cameras with the department.  "Our goal with that is to catalog and know where all the privately owned cameras are throughout Vallejo," said Captain James O'Connell, of the Vallejo Police Department. Vallej...
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Vallejo police searching for suspect who reportedly fired shots at CHP officers

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Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly fired several shots at California Highway Patrol officers early Sunday morning, according to a Vallejo Police Department press release. The CHP officers were not injured. The incident began at 12:51 a.m. when Vallejo police received a request for help from the Solano County California Highway Patrol. A highway patrol unit had made a traffic stop of a gray Buick Park Avenue on the street north of the Chevron station at 199 Lincoln Road West just w...
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Vallejo Press Release - Operation Safe Net

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Vallejo Police Press Release Lt. John Whitney Operation Safe Net False Imprisonment On March 22, 2014, at 4:28 P.M., Operation Safe Net Officers were patrolling the area of the 200 block of Arkansas due to complaints of drug sales. Officers attempted to contact Anthony Pratt. Pratt ran on foot from the Officers, jumping several fences during his escape. Officers set up a perimeter around the area and began searching for Pratt. During the search, a female victim flagged down an Officer and report...
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Vallejo Press Release - Community Service Section Open House

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Vallejo Police Press Release Captain James O'Connell Community Service Section Open House In an effort to strengthen relationships with the community, the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) will open its doors on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Community Service Section Headquarters located at 2 Florida St. The Community Service Section was created to work in close collaboration with neighborhood groups, City of Vallejo Code Enforcement, the City ...
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Vallejo Police Press Release

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Vallejo Police Press Release Lt. John Whitney Emergency Service Unit County Wide SWAT Training On March 12, 2014, the Vallejo Police Department hosted a county wide training event at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The training day began at 7:45 A.M. with Special Weapon and Tactics Teams from all over Solano County participating. Members of the Six Flags security staff and administrative personnel also participated to better prepare themselves for a potential critical incident. The scenario the SWA...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.  Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: -Do not share things such as email ad...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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