San Josť POA - San Josť Police Officers' Association
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Serving San Josť Police Officers Since 1962!

SJPD has the Ultimate Pursuit Car. A true muscle car it has enough juice to outrun anything and everything, bar the most exotic of supercars.

POA Board of Directors

The San Josť POA Board of Directors are made up of three executive positions: President, Vice-President and CFO; and 12 Director positions. Elections for Executives and Directors are held in accordance with the Bylaws. All terms are 2 years in length, pending re-election. The SJPOA Directors are devoted to protecting the rights and benefits of all San Josť Police Officers.


Franco Vado has been a Police Officer since 1992. He spent the first two years as a reserve with the Fremont Police Department and the last seventeen years with the City of San Jose. While with San Jose, Franco has worked in the Cruise Management Detail, Parks Enforcement Unit, Horse Mounted, and as a Training Unit Instructor. He has been certified to patrol on bicycle, horseback, and in 4X4 vehicles. Franco teaches defensive tactics and arrest control, driving, and first aid

Prior to joining the Police Department, Franco spent two years as a juvenile counselor at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall where he supervised minors awaiting trial or placement in long-term facilities.

Franco was born and raised in San Jose and lives here with his wife and two children. His free time is spent coaching youth soccer, volunteering at his children's school, and spending time with his friends and family.

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