PO Box 4554 Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 644-3913

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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...

Another Resignation
We would like to extend our appreciation to Yani Osorio for her brief time of service at the Police Department. Yani was recently hired by the Chief of Police as one of the two Executive Secretaries in his office. She resigned abruptly last week. Yani is the second executive secretary to the Chief to leave the Department in the last 7 months. While not a member of the VPOA, she was part of the Vallejo Police family and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

A Historical Comparison of the Vallejo Police Department: 1991 to 2021
A Historical Comparison of the Vallejo Police Department: 1991 to 2021 In September of 1991 the Vallejo Police Department published their Annual Report. At that time the department was fully staffed with 202 employees - 137 sworn police officers and 65 civilians. The city’s population was only 112,037 and the number of officers per 1,000 citizens was 1.2. This was a time when “Fighting Back” was formed as a comprehensive community-based strategy. In fact, in 1991, the community po...

Postolaki Takes on New Post
We would like to bid farewell to Lieutenant Ted Postolaki who has decided to retire prematurely in order to take his experience to another law enforcement organization. We would like to congratulate Ted on his distinguished career and thank him for his 27 years in law-enforcement to include 21 years at the Vallejo Police Department. He was a truly dedicated City of Vallejo employee and his departure will be felt throughout the Department. Among the many accomplishments in his career, Ted po...