Police Chief's Advisory Board

The Chief's Advisory Board is established under the direction of Chief of Police, Andrew Bidou. The board has been established for the purpose of being a community resource for the Chief in the formation of strategies, development of community policing concepts and increasing public awareness toward public safety and quality of life issues. The goal of this board is to create a forum for productive and innovative dialog focused specifically on the safety and quality of life for all Vallejo residents, businesses, and stakeholders. With the appointment of members to this board, the concept was to develop a broad spectrum of viewpoints which are representative of all areas of this diverse community.

The board is comprised of up to 20 citizens, of which three are youth-advisors, that represent a range of ages, interests and experiences. Each member is from a diverse background and each represents business, education, non-profits, public relations, faith-based, and special community interests.
The role of the Board Members shall include (but not be limited to):

  • Act as a sounding board for the Chief of Police regarding community needs and concerns, as well as provide community feedback to proposed police programs and priorities.
  • Apprise the Chief of Police directly of the community’s need for police services.
  • Assist in educating the community at large about the function and role of the Vallejo Police Department.
  • Attend monthly meetings at the Vallejo Police Station.
  • Be a City of Vallejo resident or business owner.

Member Selection

Members are selected from a pool of applicants by the Chief of Police that have distinguished themselves within the community by having the courage to facilitate positive change in the interest of Vallejoans. Each member should be professional, and maintain integrity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. The Chief's Advisory Board will be led by the Chief of Police or his designee.

Adult members serve a renewable two-year term, and student members serve a maximum one-year term. All members serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police or his designee.

Members may be removed for cause prior to the end of their term by a majority vote of the advisory board at the direction of the Chief of Police.

In addition, members who, without being excused by a majority of the remaining board members, fail to attend three consecutive regular meetings may be considered to have vacated their position and are subject to being replaced by pre-selected alternates under direction from the Chief of Police.

  • Members of the Chief’s Advisory Board (CAB) are expected to attend the scheduled meetings and be prepared to engage in honest, productive, and innovative dialogue.
  • Members of the CAB are expected to treat each other with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Members of the CAB are expected to maintain the confidentiality of information that is identified as such and discussed and / or disclosed during the meetings.
  • Members of the CAB are not to utilize the meetings to facilitate personal agendas.
  • Members of the CAB may elect a primary and secondary spokesperson to defer media requests to each year at the direction of the Chief of Police.
  • Members of the CAB are encouraged to participate in major police events (such as swearing in / promotion ceremonies, Annual Open House, etc).
  • Members of the CAB are encouraged to serve on Ad Hoc committees when requested by the Chief of Police.
  • Members of the CAB are encouraged to attend the Citizens Police Academy to familiarize themselves with Department operations.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Chief's Advisory Board please complete the online application below. Recruitment will begin toward the conclusion of term for each of the existing board members.

The Application Process is Currently Closed.  If you would like to still submit your name for future consideration, please contact Lieutenant Sid DeJesus.