PO Box 4554 Vallejo, CA 94590
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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...

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...