Shawny Williams

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Shawny Williams is the chief of the Vallejo Police Department.

  Sep 29, 2022

Vallejo gets federal grant funds for license plate readers

The council ultimately approved accepting $142,374 from the Department of Justice, which a staff report from Police Chief Shawny Williams said would enhance officer safety, improve officer capabilities and help with “preventing and interrupting violent crime through innovative policing.”...

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  Sep 28, 2022

Vallejo City Council proceeds with plan to relocate police to downtown library building

The plan includes moving library services to a two-story office building on the waterfront at 400 Mare Island Way....

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  Sep 16, 2022

Renovation to turn JFK Library into Vallejo police HQ expected to cost $38M to $53M

City officials revealed the information in an official response to the Solano County Civil Grand Jury....

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  Sep 15, 2022

Behind the scenes: One year of the Vallejo Sun

It’s been a year since veteran journalists John Glidden, Scott Morris and Brian Krans launched the Vallejo Sun....

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  Sep 12, 2022

City of Vallejo and police union settle on spokesperson position

The agreement resets that arrangement as the department will now have two spokespersons: a sworn public information officer and a civilian public relations manager....

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  Sep 09, 2022

Vallejo’s surveillance advisory board codifies opposition to gunshot detection system

The board voted 4-2 during a special meeting on Tuesday to support a resolution recommending that the Vallejo City Council reject an offer from Atlanta-based Flock Safety to pair the devices with automated license plate readers already installed in Vallejo....

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  Sep 01, 2022

Central Vallejo City Council candidates emphasize infrastructure, development during hour-long forum

Four of the five candidates hoping to represent the new District 5 explained why they would make a good fit on the Vallejo City Council during an hour-long forum....

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  Aug 31, 2022

North Vallejo City Council candidates support police reform, differ on taxes in first forum

Four candidates vying to represent District 2 outlined their goals during a candidates' forum held at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday....

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  Aug 24, 2022

Vallejo City Council shows early support for forming strong police commission

The council said it wanted to see more of a model presented by Common Ground, a non-partisan group of religious and non-profit organizations....

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  Aug 19, 2022

Vallejo City Council to decide on police oversight model

The Vallejo City Council is scheduled to decide on a new police oversight model during a special meeting on Tuesday. The council will receive the results from a three-month outreach plan soliciting recommendations from the community on which model will best reform the beleaguered police department....

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  Aug 10, 2022

Spokesperson Brittany Jackson leaves Vallejo Police Department

Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams has another vacancy to fill after Brittany K. Jackson resigned from her position as the department’s civilian spokesperson....

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  Jul 29, 2022

Vallejo police Lt. Drew Ramsay tapped to serve as acting captain

Ramsay will partially fill the hole left by the departures of captains Jason Potts and Todd Tribble over the past months....

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