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 - Alex Prince

Alex was hired by the Milpitas Police Department in 2005 as a Police/Fire Dispatcher. Alex was hired as a Police Officer in 2008. Alex worked Patrol, Investigations and as a Field Training Officer.

Vice President - Craig SolisC.Solis

Officer Craig Solis has been a Milpitas Police Officer since 2001. He is currently assigned as a Detective in the Investigation Bureau. During his tenure, he has been a DARE Officer, a High School Resource Officer, a Field Training Officer, and a Defensive Tactics Instructor. During his off time, he enjoys spending time with his family and his English bulldog, Sumo.

Secretary - Kimberley HagenKimberlyHagen

Kimberley Hagen is a 22-year veteran of the Milpitas Police Department.She is was elected Secretary of the Police Association in June 2013. Kimberley has served on the association board for the last 12 years.

Kimberley is currently a Communications Training Officer and Tactical Dispatcher in the Communications Division of the police department.

Kimberley has a Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Justice with a secondary major in Health from San Jose State University.

Treasurer - Kevin Jackson KevinJackson

Kevin Jackson 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 Master's Degree in Justice Studies. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Jose State University with a Bachelor's 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. Kevin has been the Milpitas Police Officers Association Treasurer since 2016.

Board Member - Amanda Gomez
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Amanda Gomez has been a member of the Milpitas Police Department since 2011. Amanda works in the Evidence and Property Unit and is a member of the California Association for Property and Evidence. Amanda currently serves a Police Evidence Technician. Amanda possesses an Associate of Science in Administration of Justice from West Valley College and enjoys being involved in MPOA functions. Amanda has served in the capacity of Board member since 2016.

Board Member - Steve ParodiSteveParodi

Steve Parodi was hired as a Police Officer by the Milpitas Police department in 2001. He is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Steve has served as a patrol/narcotic detection canine handler and as a Gang Investigator in the Special Investigations Unit. Steve is currently assigned to Patrol Services as a Field Training Officer.

Board Member - Ed Gallardo
 

Ed was hired as a Police Officer by the Milpitas Police Department in 2001. Ed is currently assigned as a Detective in the department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau. Ed has served as a department Armorer, Gang Investigator, S.W.A.T. Team member, and as a Field Training Officer for Patrol Services.

Board Member - Brian Thanh
 

Brian Thanh was hired as a police officer by the Milpitas Police Department in 2013. He is currently assigned to the Crime Reduction Team in the Patrol Services Division. Brian is also a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor and a member of the Mobile Field Force.

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