Reserve Officer Joseph Vegas started the Winters PD Field Training Program in September 2017; after completing the Basic Police Academy at the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center. The state-mandated training requirements for a Reserve Police Officer are the same as a full-time Police Officer. Between his full-time job as a Mortgage Banking Director, he completed the minimum requirement of 400 hours training under the supervision of our certified Field Training Officers and was approved for solo patrol.
Officer Vegas comes from a family dedicated to public service and pursued becoming a Reserve Police Officer to honor his father, Augustine Vegas, who was killed in the line of duty in 2016. Augustine Vegas was a Richmond Police Officer for more than 20 years.