• The New City of Vallejo Police Chief to be Sworn In on November 12

    November 08, 2019
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    City of Vallejo
    November 7, 2019
     For more information:
    Joanna Altman, Assistant to the City Manager, Joanna.Altman@cityofvallejo.net, (707) 648-4362 
    VALLEJO, CA - The new City of Vallejo Police Chief, Shawny Williams, will be sworn-in as the leader of the Vallejo Police Department during a ceremony on Tuesday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers.
    The City of Vallejo announced Williams' selection as the new Police Chief on September 13, pending the completion of background checks. The City issued the final offer letter on October 7. View the press release announcing the selection of Chief Williams here.
    "I am excited to welcome Shawny Williams as he officially becomes Vallejo's Police Chief," said City Manager Greg Nyhoff. "Throughout the selection process, the City has been focused on what the Vallejo community is looking for in their new Police Chief, and I'm thrilled that we've found Shawny to fill this important role. He has a stellar reputation and years of exceptional service with the San Jose Police Department, and I believe his leadership will have a positive impact on the Vallejo Police Department and our community as a whole."
    The selection of Williams as the new Police Chief is the result of a robust recruitment and hiring process that the City conducted in partnership with the firm Ralph Andersen & Associates. The process involved community-focused activities, including two community forums and an interview panel of community members, to support the City Council's priority of improved relationships between the police and community. Williams was selected from a group of 47 total applicants for the Police Chief position. He was the City's top pick amongst the five applicants who reached the final panel interview stage of the recruitment process.
    For additional information on the recruitment and hiring process visit the Vallejo Unites webpage.


    About City of Vallejo
    The City of Vallejo, California is located in the Bay Area. The City serves a population nearly 122,000 people with a full service operation that includes police, fire, water, community planning, public works and related professional administrative services. The city is home to a wealth of culture, attractions and events from the popular theme park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, to museums, parks, music venues, art galleries and theaters. One of the great small towns of Northern California, Vallejo's residents, businesses and City Council are working together to help make Vallejo a safe and clean place to live, work and to enjoy all the attractions and events.
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    Joanna Altman, MPA, Assistant to City Mgr
    (707) 648-4362
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