Board of Directors
The SJPOA Board of Directors are devoted to protecting the rights and benefits of all San Jose Police Officers.
The San Jose POA Board of Directors are made up of:
three executive positions: President, Vice-President, and CFO, and 12 Director positions.
Elections for the Executives and Directors are held in accordance with the Bylaws.
All terms are 2 years in length, pending re-election.
Sean has been a Police Officer with the San Jose Police Department since 1995. As an Officer, he was assigned to various assignments including: Patrol, Sexual Assault Investigations, Special Operations - Metro Unit, Field Training Officer, and Homicide Investigations. Sean was promoted to Sergeant in January of 2013. As a Sergeant, he has worked in Patrol as a Field Training Sergeant, the VCET Unit, and the Homicide-Night General Detail. Sean was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2016. He is honored to serve as the President since 2021, focusing his efforts on representation of officers in administrative internal affairs cases, day-day working conditions for all ranks, and negotiations. Sean is also the President for the Central Coast Chapter of PORAC in California and involved as a founding member of a National Coalition of police organizations from around the country called United Coalition of Public Safety.
Steve was hired in 1996 at the San Jose Police Department. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008. Steve has worked a variety of assignments which include: Patrol, Sexual Assaults, Sex Registrant Tracking Team, Field Training Officer, METRO, and Sergeant positions in Patrol, Internal Affairs and the Family Violence Unit. He is currently assigned to the Family Violence Unit as the supervisor of the Threat Management Detail. Steve started as a Director in January 2017 and is a member of the LDF Committee and Negotiations Team. Steve became a member of the Executive Board in January 2019 as the first Sergeant At Arms for the Association. Steve was nominated and accepted the position of Vice President in July 2021.
Dave has been with the San Jose Police Department since 1996. As an officer, Dave has worked in Patrol, the Field Training Program, and Narcotics/Covert Investigations (NCI). He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and has worked in Patrol, as the Reserve Unit Director, and the Field Training Program. He is currently assigned to the Financial Crimes Unit. Dave started as a Board Director in 2015 and is a member of the LDF Committee and Negotiations Team. Dave took over as the Chief Financial Officer in 2021 and currently sits on the San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Board and PORAC’s Insurance and Benefits Trust Board.
Dave has been a Police Officer with the City of San Jose since May 2001. Prior to being hired with the City of San Jose, he worked as a Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for over five and a half years. He was assigned to Patrol, the Hollywood Division Bicycle Unit, and as a Field Training Officer. Since joining SJPD, he has been assigned to Patrol, the Megan's Law Detail, Background Investigations, and the Gang Investigations Unit. In August 2010 he was promoted to Police Sergeant. In July 2011 he was one of the many victims of the City's budget cuts and was demoted back to Officer. Seven and a half months later, in January 2012, he was re-promoted. Dave is currently working as a Sergeant in the Bureau of Investigations and was appointed to the Board in January 2012. He was then elected by the Membership to serve another term. Dave believes that this is one of the most trying times our Department has ever faced. He is committed to helping the Membership through this controversial era and is honored to serve on the Board of Directors.
Sergeant At Arms
Rick has been with the San Jose Police Department since 1995. He has worked assignments in Vice, Gaming, FTO, Auto Theft, Traffic Investigations, and has been a Field Training Officer. He currently works as a Patrol supervisor and was promoted the Sergeant in 2004. He was elected to the SJPOA Board of Directors in 2010.
Anthony has been a police officer in the city of San Jose since 2002. As an Officer, Anthony worked assignments in Patrol, Gang Investigations Unit (GIU), Violent Crimes Enforcement Team (VCET), METRO, Field Training Officer, CIT Officer, Academy Instructor, Decentralized Training Unit, and is currently in the Bureau of Investigations (BOI). Anthony was recently promoted to Sergeant and is currently assigned to Patrol Division. Anthony was appointed to the SJPOA Board of Directors in January of 2016. He is honored to serve on the board and committed to the membership and the members’ families. Anthony serves as the SJPOA representative to the California Police Officers Memorial Foundation (CPOMF) and the San Jose Police Foundation.
Teddy Davis has worked for San Jose Police Department since 2002. He is currently assigned to the Bureau of Administration Training Unit as an Instructor. He has worked as a Patrol Officer capacity for seven years. In 2009, he was assigned to the Bureau of Investigations Narcotics Covert Investigations Unit (NCI). While assigned to NCI, he was responsible for countless arrests involving narcotics, human trafficking, prostitution, purchasing stolen assault rifles, solicitation for murder for hire, and other cases involving numerous undercover operations. In 2011 he was assigned to the Covert Response Unit (CRU). While working in an undercover capacity he was responsible for being the case officer on several violent high profile fugitive apprehensions, serving high risk search warrants, and assisting other San Jose Police Departments Units (I.E. Homicide, Robbery, Gang Investigations, Sexual Assault Unit, ICACC, and Assaults Unit) with surveillance and apprehension of violent suspects. In 2013 he was assigned to the San Jose Police Department Training Unit as a Trainer/ Instructor. Teddy has instructed and certified law enforcement officers throughout the State of California in Bicycle Patrol, Surveillance, Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, Law Enforcement Driving Simulator, Force Options Simulator, Tactical Firearms and Building Search Techniques, First Aid and CPR, Defensive Tactics and Arrest Control Techniques, Conducted Electronic Weapons, Projectile Impact Weapons, and Simunitions. In 2014 he developed a POST approved perishable skills course, Tactical Firearms and Building Searches, for San Jose Police Department Continuous Professional Training. He is the lead Instructor for the Force Options Simulator Instructor program and assigned by POST to redevelop the FOSI program. He is also a Taser instructor and responsible for all Taser training at the San Jose Police Department. He has instructed the use of conducted electrical weapons to over 100 sworn law enforcement officers. He plans to become a conducted electronic weapon (Taser) master instructor. He is a current member for the California Association of Tactical Officers, and California Homicide Investigators Association. Teddy has an Associates Arts Degree from West Valley College. He is a graduate of the POST Instructor Development Institute (IDI) Levels 1 and 2, and is currently enrolled in the POST IDI Advanced Course (Level III). He also possesses a certificate from the Force Encounters Analysis Course, two-day Force Science Institute, and is a certified Force Science Institute Analysist.
Cat became a police officer with San Jose Police Department in 1998. She has worked assignments in Patrol, Metro, FTO, and is currently assigned to the Academy as a Recruit Training Officer. She was elected to the SJPOA Board of Directors in 2018 and is honored and committed to serve the members of our Department to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected.
Ryan was hired in 2005 at the San Jose Police Department and is starting his 15th year of service. Ryan has previously worked in the (V.C.E.T), as a Field Training Officer (F.T.O), and is currently assigned to the Family Violence Unit working on the Child and Elder Abuse Detail. Ryan is the newest member of the Board of Director and looks forward to helping the members in any way he can.