In-Person Community Meeting: Policing in Vallejo

In-Person Community Meeting: Policing in Vallejo

Dear ACLU Solano Community:

As many of you know, our Vallejo subgroup has been hard at work on police initiatives this year. Our petition demanding external police oversight gathered over 1200 signatures in two weeks. We have been in touch with the state Department of Justice (Cal DOJ), who are now in the process of negotiating the next phase of oversight, which will include a consent decree, which was the core demand of our petition.

We are excited to invite you to our first in-person meeting to further discuss these efforts and next steps. We will be joined by the ACLU’s criminal justice legal team, who will share about their work in Vallejo and provide information on SB2, California’s new police decertification law.
In-Person Community Meeting:
Policing in Vallejo

Meet the ACLU’s Criminal Justice Legal Team, discuss policing issues in Vallejo, and learn about SB2 – California’s new police decertification law.

⏰ Thursday, August 24, 2023: 6:00 – 8:00pm

🏛️ Location: Solano Community College
Vallejo Center Multipurpose Room
545 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo

Parking is free, and food will be provided.
We are excited to host the meeting at Solano Community College’s Vallejo Center. Parking fees will be waived for the event, and the ACLU will provide dinner (please keep an eye out for a follow-up email where you can RSVP and note any dietary restrictions).

Although we are focused on Vallejo, all are welcome, and we hope members from throughout the county will join us! The information on SB2 will be relevant to those in other cities, as well as anyone interested in oversight of our sheriff’s department. We are excited to gather in person and discuss these critically important issues. Our chapter was founded in 2021 during the pandemic, so this will be our first official in-person gathering.

For those interested in continued advocacy, please also save the date for Vallejo’s next regular City Council meeting on September 12. It has now been over 3 years since the practice of bent badges was revealed, and no one has been held accountable. Community members will be demanding updates and answers.

While we are disappointed with the continued inaction by local leadership in Vallejo, we are encouraged by the progress that has been made externally and the movement we are building to demand reform. We believe strongly that the current state of emergency and staffing crisis in VPD cannot be addressed without a bold commitment to accountability and reform.

Hope to see you on the 24th and feel free to reach out to with questions.

As an all-volunteer chapter, we rely on the efforts and contributions of members of our community. Please contact us at if you would like to become more involved, or to request that we share a story, idea, or event important to this work.

In solidarity,

The ACLU Solano Leadership Team


Date(s) - Thu, Aug 24, 2023
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Solano Community College Vallejo Center
545 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo


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