Vallejo Police Officers’ Association Supports Police Reforms to Bring Vallejo into 21 Century Policing—Urges City, Chief to Work Together with VPOA to Adopt Changes
VPOA Pleased that New Independent Report Determined that Vallejo Officers are “Racially Unbiased and are Equitable in Application of Force”
The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association today urged the City of Vallejo to join the VPOA in making important changes and reforms to improve policing, public safety, bring the dep...
Members of the Vallejo Police Department SWAT Team join together in a moment of silence to remember the fallen first responder heroes and victims of 9/11. We will never forget our country's pledge to victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001. Our values as a free and democratic society depend upon preserving and protecting liberty and justice for all Americans.
VPOA Joins Voices of City, Chief, NAACP to Protect Citizens
Thursday, 10 September 2020
The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association today said it supports efforts to increase the number and presence of police officers in Vallejo to fight the city’s dramatic hike in violent crime.
“We support efforts by the Chief, City elected leaders and the NAACP, to hire police officers and put more patrols on the streets to protect citizens and ensure public safety,” said VPOA representative Pete Hoffmann. “The City must stop applying stop-gap measures to a serious murder and crime sp...
Two New Murders in Vallejo Vallejo Police Association Says New Cases Bring Total 2020 Murder Cases to 21, On Pace to be Worst Murder Year in History
Thursday, 03 September 2020
Vallejo, CA – Vallejo Police officers are investigating two new murder cases that occurred overnight, according the Vallejo Police Officers’ Association. The total number of murders in Vallejo now stands at 21, putting the city on a pace to break the worst year on record for murders. In 1994, 30 murders occurred, the highest in city history.
Preliminary reports indicate that around 8:15 p.m. last night, September 2, officers heard gunshots and headed to 201 Maine Street. They searched t...
Police Welcome CHP Help But Demand City and Chief Fully Fund, Bring Police Force to Full Staffing Levels Citizens Endangered by City’s Failure to Hire Police: Not enough cops to cover all beats on a regular basis VPOA says
Thursday, 03 September 2020
Vallejo, CA – Police officers today welcomed the temporary assignment of California Highway Patrol officers to assist the under-staffed and under-funded police department battle a crime spree, but Vallejo Police Officers’ Association (VPOA) members demand the City and Police Chief fully staff and fund the police department to provide levels comparable to other major cities.
The City is applying a Band-Aid to a serious murder and crime spree when it should be taking long-term actions to c...
Vallejo Police Officers’ Association Responds To Officer Involved Shooting
Monday, 08 June 2020
Vallejo, CA – Our society asks officers to respond to dangerous, unpredictable situations where they have to make split-second decisions with lives hanging in the balance. Tragically, one of our members was faced with such a circumstance following unprecedented looting and violence throughout the City of Vallejo. Throughout the night officers were responding to groups of armed looters all over the city. Seconds before this confrontation in the parking lot of a Walgreens, an officer put on the...
The following Letter to the Editor was published in the Times Herald on February 5, 2020:
As I’m sure that most of you would agree, listening and watching council meetings takes some stamina – especially in light of having to stay up so late. In my years in Vallejo, I have watched and attended many meetings (both on and off duty). This past Tuesday night (28 January) I saw something I have rarely seen from the dais and I was pleasantly surprised. I was also given a small glimpse of what V...