This year, the City of Vallejo
has experienced significant increases in gun violence and violent crimes against men, women and children. The Vallejo Police Department (VPD) is committed to combatting and eliminating these crimes to ensure that the vision of seeing Vallejo become a safe, vibrant and prosperous city is realized.
In order to address the issue of crime in our neighborhoods, VPD has recently launched its’ Operation P.E.A.C.E Project, also known as Predictive Enforcement and Community Engagement. The initiative promotes positive interactions and relationship building between officers and the community and also increases police visibility to deter crime in the city.
“We must all remember that behind the statistics are real people experiencing real trauma,” Chief of Police Shawny Williams stated. “Our community needs and deserves our compassion, service and commitment during times of difficulty and we are hopeful that Operation P.E.A.C.E. will help us achieve that goal.”
The Operation P.E.A.C.E. Project includes a four-part plan focused on crime reduction and community policing. Below you will find an overview of the plan:
The department will re-assign and/or establish several dedicated positions to assist with predictive enforcement, outreach and engagement. Redeployment efforts will include the:
- Re-assignment of officers to VPD’s Patrol Division
- Creation of an Operation P.E.A.C.E. Taskforce
County, State & Federal Partnerships
The department has requested mutual aid and enforcement support from the following agencies over the next 60-90 days:
- California Highway Patrol (CHP) – 8 Officers Requested
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Taskforce Deployment
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) Support
- Solano County Probation Department
The department is currently working to improve and make several enhancements to its’ surveillance systems, intelligence programs, analytics, and information sharing systems. Improvements over the course of the next 30 to 90 days, will include:
- Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) Implementation
- Brief Cam Analytics & Enhanced Traffic Studies
- Gun Reduction Intelligence Program (GRIP) Implementation
- Real-Time Intelligence Center & Improved Information Sharing
- Smart System Approach to Investigations
Community Engagement – 4Cs (Community, Cops, Clergy, & City Council)
The department is committed to establishing improved relationships with members of our community. Recently, VPD has solicited the help of local community leaders and organizations to aid in the effort of reducing crime while providing prevention, intervention and enforcement resources. The effort will include the following developments:
- Operation P.E.A.C.E. Crime Reduction Plan
- Improved Data-Sharing & Development of Crime Reporting Apps
- Improved Neighborhood Watch Information Sharing (Nextdoor, Ring, etc.)
- Community Camera Registry
- Youth Outreach, Workshops & Events
- Courageous Conversations Series – Thoughtful conversations with families and individuals impacted by violence in the City of Vallejo.
- Gun Violence Prevention Task Force – Includes collaborative partnerships with key community stakeholders (County Partners, Mental Health Advocates, Victim Witness Advocates, Probation and Parole Personnel)
For all media inquiries or to get involved in the Operation P.E.A.C.E. Project, please contact Public Information Officer, Brittany K. Jackson by email at VallejoPolicePIO@cityofvallejo.net
or by phone at (707) 651-7147.