Rory serves as board president to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. Rory is native to the Bay Area and has served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years – 10 years in the Air Force and 10 years as a civil servant.
In his 20 years, Rory has been a field training officer, police academy instructor, crisis negotiator, and peer support member. He passionately serves as president to ensure San Mateo stays safe by advocating for equitable working conditions for frontline staff and he values fostering a positive relationship with management. Rory became a police officer because he felt it was his path in life. He feels it’s the ideal career because it affords him the opportunity to do something different and exciting every day.
While obtaining his college education in criminal justice, Rory worked construction, became a master donut connoisseur, and discovered his love for politics. He playfully told us, “If I were to think of all the people in my life, my dad is at the top of the list as my hero. Other than being a firefighter, he’s a really great guy!”
Josh serves as board vice president to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. He dedicates himself as vice president to ensure SMPOA members are represented fairly and their constitutional rights are protected. Growing up in the Bay Area, Josh always looked at policing as a noble profession. He values his career and enjoys problem solving and interacting with the community.
Josh has worked in law enforcement for 13 years. Before becoming a police officer, he spent time life-guarding and working as a probation counselor while getting his bachelors in psychology. In his 13 years, Josh has been a detective, field training officer, tactical flight officer, crisis negotiator, and has worked on the San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force.
He loves his family, likes to go snow skiing, and has a couple favorite places in the world – Lake Tahoe and Turks & Caicos. Josh told us, “My Grandpa George is my hero. He’s the nicest guy in the world and would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat.”
Shanna serves as board secretary to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. She dedicates herself as secretary because she is detail oriented and ensures no stone is ever unturned. Shanna improves everything she's ever been part of and is extremely organized, which helps make the SMPOA a well-oiled machine.
Growing up in the Bay Area, Shanna became a police officer to be the positive change she wants to see in the world. She says, “In order to make a change, you have to get outside of your comfort zone.” Shanna served as a clerk for the local district attorney, has a degree in fashion merchandising, and is a big fan of reading. She has worked in law enforcement for 15 years and dedicated herself to positions in the Downtown Unit, Homeless Outreach Team, and Crisis Intervention Team.
Shanna is passionate about doing the right thing, regardless of popularity, and told us her favorite place in the world is right next to her family. Shanna’s heroes are both of her grandmothers.
Jeff serves as board treasurer to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. He devotes himself as treasurer to ensure the financial wellness of SMPOA is sustainable and strong for years to come. Jeff became a police officer to protect the good from the bad. In his 15 year career in law enforcement, he has enjoyed working as a canine handler and field training officer. Jeff values his family and couldn’t live without a nice big piece of steak. Put them both together and Jeff is one happy guy!
Alison serves as board welfare officer to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. She devotes herself ensuring injured or sick SMPOA members are not left behind or fall through the cracks. Alison’s intuitive nature and dedication to member wellness has proven time and time again to carry members through their darkest hour. Her ingenuity and unwavering commitment to members deserves a stack of awards. Alison is in her third year of law enforcement. She comes to SMPOA with a doctorate in law and was a successful attorney before becoming a police officer. Alison’s heart is in public service and she truly enjoys bringing criminals to justice.
Jason serves as director at large to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. He devotes himself as a director with a passion to serve SMPOA membership and the San Mateo community. Hailing to us from Southern California, Jason moved to the Bay Area and has been serving as a police officer for 18 years.
While obtaining his bachelors in psychology, Jason worked as an EMT on an ambulance and in the emergency room. In his 18 years as a police officer, Jason has served as a motor officer, range master, EVOC instructor, less lethal instructor, first aid/CPR instructor, field training officer, cadet coordinator, and canine handler.
He values his family and identified their well-being as his top priority. Jason is a big fan of playing ice hockey and traveling the world. You just may see him vacationing at one of his favorite destinations, Hawai’i!
Dorrin serves as director at large to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. He became a police officer because he thrives on the excitement and satisfaction the job brings when serving the public. In his career in law enforcement, Dorrin has enjoyed working patrol and traffic.
Freddy serves as director at large to the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association. He has been dispatching for 22 years, and the last 16 of those have been with SMPD. He was a police explorer when he realized dispatch was his calling because it made him feel like he was helping not only his co-workers and the community. Freddy truly values time with his family and has become a strong advocate for his colleagues in dispatch. When it’s time to retire, you just may see Freddy living on the beaches of Mexico!
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