Our Board of Directors


Milpitas Police Officers' Association

Board of Directors

The Milpitas Police Officers' Association is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Financial Officer, Secretary, and seven Board Members. The Board is elected by its members every two years.

The Board Members serve the Association by conducting contract negotiations, scheduling of Association sponsored events, maintaining and improving department morale. The Board Members act as liaisons between the Officers and the Command Staff when dealing with personnel issues.

During contract negotiations, the Board Members complete research and present the member's positions on topics such as benefits, work schedules, and salaries to the city manager.

Board of Directors

President - Dave Morris

Dave was hired as a Police Officer by the Milpitas Police Department in October 1999. He has served as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Hostage Negotiator, member of the department’s Mobile Field Force (Riot Team), and proudly serves on the Honor Guard. He previously held positions as a Detective and Motorcycle Officer.

In 2004, he was recognized as the Officer of the Year and also awarded the department Life Saving Medal in 2010. Dave was recognized by the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers in 2004 and 2018 for excellence in crime fighting. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University.

Dave was promoted to Sergeant in 2013, and currently holds the position of Detective-Sergeant. He has served on the Milpitas Police Officer Association board since 2004.

Vice President - Eric Bernardo

Eric Bernardo has been a Police Officer for the Milpitas Police Department for over nine years. Eric has been a Field Training Officer for the Milpitas Police Department as well as with Emergency Services for over 15 years. Eric embraces the team oriented mindset and enjoys having the opportunity to represent members and assist with strengthening working relationships in a professional manner. During Eric's free time, he enjoys both playing and coaching team sports.

Treasurer - Lesly Sauceda

Lesly has been a Police Officer with Milpitas Police Department for 4 years, and enjoys keeping the Milpitas community safe. Lesly is also a part of several other teams at the Police Department. In her free time she enjoys working out and outdoor activities.

Secretary - Amanda Gomez

Amanda has been a member of the Milpitas Police Department since 2011.

Amanda is a Police Evidence Technician and was named the 2014 Support Person of the Year . Amanda is also a member of the California Association for Property and Evidence. Amanda enjoys being involved in MPOA functions.

Board Member - Kevin Jackson

Kevin was hired as a Patrol Officer by the Milpitas Police Department in July, 2005 and was later promoted to Police Officer in January, 2006. He has served as a D.A.R.E. Instructor with the Police Community Relations Unit and as a DUI Enforcement Officer with the Traffic Safety Unit. Kevin is a Field Evidence Technician with an expertise in Arson Investigations, a member of the department’s Mobile Field Force (Riot Team), a Peer Support Team member, a Bicycle Enforcement Team member, a Field Training Officer, and a member of the department’s Honor Guard.

Kevin was named the 2013 Milpitas Police Department Employee of the Year. He received the State of California MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Hero Award in 2012 and 2013, the Santa Clara County MADD Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and had the most DUI arrests for the Milpitas Police Department in 2011 and 2012. Kevin was one of the first police officers in the United States to become a Certified Evidence Collection Technician specific to fire scenes through the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Kevin graduated from San Jose State University with a Masters Degree in Justice Studies. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Jose State University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a minor in Communication Studies. Kevin teaches Crime Scene Investigations at the annual Santa Clara County Police Explorer Academy. He also teachers Crime Scene Investigations at Fire Scenes to law enforcement officers, fire personnel, and district attorneys throughout the State of California.

Board Member - Clint Jackman

Clint has been a Police Officer for seven years, and enjoys working with the Milpitas community. Clint is also a part of several specialized teams at the PD.

Clint grew up in the Bay Area and in his free time enjoys reading, creative writing, and taking his goldendoodle out for a run.

Board Member - Brian Thanh

Brian was hired as a Police Officer by the Milpitas Police Department in 2013. He is currently assigned to patrol services. Brian also a Field Training Officer, a member of the Mobile Field Force, and the UAS team.

Board Member - Thi Van

Thi joined the department in 2018 and is currently working on Patrol. Thi is also a First Aid Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and a member of the UAS team. On his time off, Thi enjoys spending time with my family or paddling around in the ocean in Santa Cruz.

Board Member - Mayra Zuniga

Mayra joined the department in 2016 and serves in the Records Unit as a Records Clerk. Mayra is a Milpitas native and enjoys being involved in MPOA functions. Mayra has also been involved with Milpitas PAL Soccer and PAL Softball for many years.

Board Member - Andy Adams

Andy joined the department in October of 2020. Andy is currently assigned to patrol. Andy’s ancillary assignments include Firearms Instructor, Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Pilot and Axon Team member.

Board Member - Chris Newman

Chris joined the department in May 2021, after working as a sworn officer at a neighboring agency for several years. He is a member of the department UAS team,and has received awards for both DUI enforcement and stolen vehicle recovery efforts.