Vallejo public safety – employment contracts and labor agreements

Vallejo Police Department (current)

Current VPD officer log as of July 7, 2021

Shawny Williams, Vallejo police chief, 2019 – present

Badge No. #725

Employment Agreement (2019)


Jason Ta, deputy chief of police, Oct. 4 – Present

Conditional Offer of Employment (August 2021)


Jason Potts, captain of police

Personnel Action Request from Lt. to Capt. (December 2019)

Personnel Action Request from Lt. to Capt. (pay increase during provisional promotion to captain) (August 2019)

Personnel Action Request from Lt. to Capt. (provisional promotion from lieutenant to captain) (July 2019)

Promotion to Lieutenant (January 2018)

Personnel Action Request from Sgt. to Lt. (pay adjustment because he was no longer on SWAT team but was continuing lieutenant duties) (November 2017)

Personnel Action Request from Sgt. to Lt. (provisional promotion from sergeant to lieutenant retroactive to August 2017) (April 2018)

Offer of Employment as Police Officer (October 2000)

Badge no. #562

Todd Tribble, acting captain of police

Badge no. #587

Employee Status Change from LT to Captain (January 2021)

Employee Status Change from LT to Captain (July 2020)

Employee Status Change from LT to Captain (June 2020)

Lee Horton, captain of police, March 1998 – present

Offer of Employment as Police Officer (February 1998)

Badge no. #543


Steve Darden, lieutenant of police

Badge no. #529

Bob Knight, lieutenant of police

Badge no. #550

Jerome Bautista, lieutenant of police

Badge no. #560

Drew Ramsay, lieutenant of police

Badge no. #539

Fabio Rodriguez, lieutenant of police

Badge no. #563

Ted Postolaki, lieutenant of police

Badge no. #559

Sanjay Ramrakha, lieutenant of police

Badge no. #581


Brittany K. Jackson, public information analyst (PIO), May 2020 – present

Offer of Employment (April 2020)


Vallejo Fire Department

Kyle Long, fire chief, April 2021 – present*

*Long, who was serving as deputy fire chief (DFC), was elevated to interim fire chief (IFC) with the sudden resignation of Daryl Arbuthnott in April 2021. Long was promoted to the permanent fire chief position in July 2021.

Employment Agreement as Fire Chief (July 2021)

Promotional Offer Letter as Fire Chief (July 2021)

Personnel Action Request from DFC to IFC (May 2021)

Personnel Action Request from DFC to IFC (April 2021)

Daryl Arbuthnott, Vallejo fire chief, January 2019 – April 17, 2021

Resignation Agreement (April 2021)

Conditional Offer of Employment (November 2018)

Jack McArthur, Vallejo fire chief, 2014 – June 2018

Employment Agreement (2014)


Vallejo Police Department (former)

Police Chief

Joseph Allio, July to November 2019

Allio served as interim Vallejo police chief from July to November 2019 following the retirement of Andrew Bidou. Allio’s badge number, while as interim police chief, was #723.

Offer of Employment as Interim Police Chief (2019)

Allio was tapped to serve as the first and only interim assistant police chief from July to October 2020. The position’s title was changed to deputy police chief (DPC). A second DPC position was added, providing a layer of police administration between the chief and police captains. All Vallejo police officers through police captains are represented by the Vallejo Police Officers’ Association (VPOA). As interim assistant police chief, Allio’s badge number was #738

Offer of Employment as Interim Assistant Police Chief (2020)

Andrew Bidou, 2014 – 2019

Badge no. #677

Second Amendment to Employment Agreement (2018)

First Amendment to Employment Agreement (2016)

Employment Agreement (2014)

Joseph Kreins, July 2012 – 2014

Kreins was hired as interim police chief in July 2012 before being tapped to serve as permanent police chief. While as police chief, Krein’s badge number was #632.

Employment Agreement Interim Police Chief (February 2014)

Employment Agreement Police Chief (December 2012)

Employment Agreement Interim Police Chief (July 2012)

Interim deputy chief of police, December 2020 – May 2021

Kreins was hired to serve as one of the two new deputy police chiefs. His badge number as interim deputy police chief was #746.

Offer of Employment as interim deputy police chief (November 2020)

Robert Nichelini, Vallejo police chief, 1995 – 2012

Badge No. #511


Deputy Police Chief

Michael Kihmm, deputy chief of police, December 2020 – October 2021*

*The Vallejo Sun reported that Kihmm was terminated on Oct. 8 but neither Vallejo PD nor the city of Vallejo have publicly confirmed Kihmm’s departure. His name has been removed from the department’s website.

Badge no. #745

Conditional Offer of Employment (December 2020)


Police Captain

Joseph Iacono, captain of police, January 2000 – July 2021

Retirement email (July 2021)

Personnel Action Request from Lt. to Capt. (renewal for FY 18-19 – Out of Class pay “as needed” per VPOA MOU Section 35.4 for preforming police captain duties as needed) (July 2018)

Personnel Action Request from Lt. to Capt. (renewal for FY 17-18 – Out of Class pay “as needed” per VPOA MOU Section 35.4 for preforming police captain duties as needed) (July 2017)

Personnel Action Request from Lt. to Capt. (out of class pay “as needed” effective May 2017) (May 2017)

Personnel Action Request from Sgt. to Lt. (interim appointment from sergeant to lieutenant) (October 2014)

Offer of Employment as Police Officer (December 1999)

Badge no. #553

John Whitney, captain of police, January 2000 – August 2019

Personnel Action Request from Capt. to Police Chief (FY 18-19 – Out of Class pay “as needed” per VPOA MOU Section 35.4 for preforming police chief duties as needed) (June 2018)

Personnel Action Request from Capt. to Police Chief (FY 17-18 – Out of Class pay “as needed” per VPOA MOU Section 35.4 for preforming police chief duties as needed) (June 2017)

Personnel Action Request from Capt. to Police Chief (FY 16-17 – Out of Class pay “as needed” per VPOA MOU Section 35.4 for preforming police chief duties as needed) (July 2016)

Personnel Action Request from Capt. to Police Chief (FY 15-16 – Out of Class pay “as needed” per VPOA MOU Section 35.4 for preforming police chief duties as needed) (July 2015)

Personnel Action Request from Lt. to Capt. (May 2014)

Promotion to Lieutenant (October 2012)

Offer of Employment as Police Officer (December 1999)

Badge no. #554

Kenneth Weaver

Badge no. #470

Lori Ann Lee

Badge no. #482

James O’Connell

Badge no. #501


Lieutenant of Police

Herman Robinson, departed VPD on April 1, 2021

Badge no. #331

Michael Nichelini, departed VPD on March 31, 2021

Badge no. #606

Michael Kent Tribble, departed VPD on February 26, 2021

Badge no. #588

Kenny Park, departed VPD on December 31, 2020.

Badge no. #536

Steve Cheatham, September 1997 – August 2019

Badge no. #541

Jeffery Bassett, June 1990 – September 2018

Badge no. #485

Kevin Bartlett, 1989 – 2017

Badge no. #479

Sidney DeJesus resigned from VPD in August 2016

Badge no. #507

Abel Tenario

Badge no. #439


Labor Agreements

Vallejo Police Officers’ Association (VPOA)

Tentative Agreement (Sept. 16, 2019 – March 31, 2022)

Supplemental Agreement (May 15, 2018 – March 31, 2019)

Meet and Confer Memorandum – Layoff Impact on Safety (Jan. 15, 2010)

Supplemental Agreement (Jan. 18, 2009 – June 30, 2012)

Supplemental Agreement – Staffing Grievance (March 4, 2008)

Supplemental Agreement (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2008)

Supplemental Agreement (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2007)

Supplemental Agreement to Labor Agreement of July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2005 (Jan. 28, 2003)

Labor Agreement (July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2005)

Labor Agreement (July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2010)

Contract Updates (July 12, 1993)

Amendment Memo (September 1988)

Last update: Oct. 18, 2021
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