The Winters Police Department is pleased to welcome Sgt. Kelly Schroeder to the ranks of our Department.
Sgt. Schroeder has a long and distinguished law enforcement career beginning in 1978 as a police cadet with Concord PD. He began his full-time police officer career in 1981 with the Novato Police Department. He transferred to the Vallejo Police Department in 1986, serving 27 years there before retiring in 2013. Sgt. Schroeder was promoted to the rank of a Corporal in January 1997 and then Sergeant in July 2002.
While at the Vallejo Police Department, Sgt. Schroeder participated in various specialty units, including the Traffic Unit, Crime Suppression Unit and Bicycle Patrol. He also served as a Field Training Officer, Mobile Field Force Member, Peer Support Team Counselor, Force Options Instructor, EVOC Instructor, SWAT Team member and SWAT Team Leader. While in the Traffic Unit, Sgt. Schroeder was a Motorcycle Officer and had substantial training in traffic investigations and traffic accident reconstruction. He received several commendations and the Medal of Merit for his outstanding contributions.
Sgt. Schroeder previously lived in Winters for 4 years. He has come out of retirement to assist the Winters Police Department as an “annuitant” Sergeant until the Department is able to recruit and test for a full-time Sergeant to permanently fill the vacancy left by Sgt. Jeremy Warren, who joined the Novato Police Department in December 2016.