The Vallejo Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Gomez as the newest deputy chief, effective immediately. With an exceptional career spanning 37 years in law enforcement, Deputy Chief Gomez brings unparalleled expertise in gang enforcement, violent crime reduction, and fostering community trust.
Originating from Fresno County, Deputy Chief Gomez served the City of Selma as its police chief and previously serving for 32 years in the Fresno Police Department. He ascended through the ranks, ultimately promoting to Police Lieutenant. During his tenure, Deputy Chief Gomez provided astute leadership as the gang task force commander, nighttime field commander, violent crime impact team commander, department public information officer, command adjutant to the chief of police, and policing district operations commander.
Deputy Chief Gomez’s commitment to education and knowledge sharing is exemplary. Since 1995, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at the State Center Community College District, imparting his expertise in various domains, including Use of Force, Patrol Techniques/Operations, Physical Training, Emergency Management, Scenario Management, and the Field Training Officer Course.
In addition to his extensive experience, Deputy Chief Gomez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and has completed 36 units in graduate Public Administration. He is a distinguished graduate of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College and the Peace Officer Standards and Training Sherman Block Leadership Institute. Furthermore, Deputy Chief Gomez has successfully completed Executive Leadership courses for Police Chiefs sponsored by the California Police Chiefs Association.
Deputy Chief Gomez looks forward to collaborating with all community members to address public safety concerns and enhance the quality of life for Vallejo residents.