VALLEJO — The Vallejo Police Department (VPD) is expanding its commitment to Community Policing by developing a new service area model built on the tenants of “Relational Policing.” The model splits the City of Vallejo into four service areas, each covered by a police lieutenant. Each service area covers two beats or regions within Vallejo.
The purpose of the program is to cultivate strong relationships, provide ownership for service areas, and become more responsive to quality-of-life concerns shared by the Vallejo community. The program also allows department members and staff to correspond directly with neighborhood watch captains and residents to understand the unique needs of the neighborhoods they represent.
“The foundation of change begins with relationships,” Vallejo Chief of Police Shawny K. Williams stated. “In 2022, we are restoring our commitment to building strong relationships and creating healthy communities through relation-based policing.”
Recently, VPD Lieutenants hosted a robust neighborhood watch meeting to introduce the service area program and engage community members in a discussion on quality-of-life concerns. Several neighborhood watch captains were in attendance to ask questions and receive tips on how to best impact change in their respective neighborhoods. The service area meetings are expected to be held on a quarterly basis and will be announced to the public soon.
The following information will help residents and community members determine what service area they belong to, and how you can contact your area lieutenant with questions or concerns:
East.Lieutenant@cityovallejo.net – Interstate 80 east to the City of Benicia jurisdiction and north to Highway 37 onramp – south to Interstate Highway 780 (neighborhoods of Somerset Highlands, Eagle Ridge / Pebble Beach Dr, Ascot Parkway Apartments, Hidden Brooke, Jesse Bethel HS, Retail Shopping Center) (Beats 1 and 2)
South.Lieutenant@cityofvallejo.net – South of Georgia Street to the water, east of Mare Island Strait (neighborhoods of Hollywood hills, Glen Cove, and south Vallejo community) (Beats 3 and 4)
West.Lieutenant@cityofvallejo.net – Interstate 80 west to Mare Island, Georgia Street to south of Redwood Street (neighborhoods – Heritage district, downtown CCRC, Mare Island (MICA, and Vallejo HS) (Beats 5 and 6)
North.Lieutenant@cityofvallejo.net – North of Redwood Street, west of Interstate 80 and south of Napa County Jurisdiction (neighborhoods – Meadows, Rancho, Vallejo Plaza – Seafood City and retailers, the Country Club Crest, Sereno Village, Dan Foley Park, Six Flags Amusement Park, as well as Sutter and Kaiser Hospitals (Beats 7 and 8)
Please also find additional resources to register your neighborhood, provide helpful informational to your neighbors, and understand more about Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED):
- Apply for Neighborhood Watch Program
- Learn more about Neighborhood Impact Team
- Learn more about Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
Click here to learn more about your service area and how to contact the lieutenant covering your area.
For media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer, Brittany K. Jackson by email at VallejoPolicePIO@cityofvallejo.net. or by phone at (707) 651-7147.