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Vallejo PD Hosts Community Clean-Up Day in the Heart of South Vallejo
Posted on 03/30/2021

This past weekend, the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) Operation PEACE Community Taskforce (OPCT) hosted a special Community Clean-Up Day to help foster community engagement, bring awareness to illegal dumping and beautify the City of Vallejo. 

The event brought together OPCT members, department personnel, City officials and other community organizations, partners and residents to participate in the clean-up. Following a team meeting over coffee and light snacks, volunteers were divided into three teams to cover major ground in the heart of South Vallejo. 

Clean-ups were conducted on 5th Street, Grant Street, and Lincoln Streets, going as far as the top half of Sonoma Blvd. Every step of the way, VPD code enforcement officers, patrol officers and the Public Works street team leader were there to keep volunteers safe, distribute water and facilitate trash pick-ups for transportation back to the main Recology dumpster located at the Norman King Community Center. Together, nearly 30 volunteers were able to pick-up at least 30 bags of trash and debris. 

Department personnel, peace officers, city officials, community leaders, residents and volunteers come together for OPCT's clean-up day in South Vallejo!

The VPD would like to sincerely thank City of Vallejo volunteer coordinator Shelee Loughmiller, Community Services Section (CSS) Sergeant Wanzie, Police Clerk Pamela Gallardo, Code Enforcement Officers James Nielsen and David Gomez, Officer Glick, Officer Ulaga and Public Works team leader Jose for their contributions and support.

We would also like to thank all of our OPCT members and volunteers, District 6 Council-member Tina Arriola, Greater Vallejo Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and Watch Me Grow organizations for joining in the effort to see Vallejo become a safer and more beautiful place.

Youth volunteers and Greater Vallejo Jack and Jill members beautifying the city during Community Clean-Up Day

Public Works team leader Jose, District 6 Councilmember Tina Arriola, Code enforcement officers and OPCT volunteers cleaning the city.

This day served as OPCT’s second event since its formation in the Fall of 2020. The first event was the groups’ 1st Annual Virtual Community Day. OPCT’s goal is to host at least one event quarterly to continue its overall mission to build community through prevention, intervention and awareness. 

The department encourages community members interested in serving on the task force to complete the survey or contact OPCT team leader and organizer, Brittany K. Jackson at [email protected] for more information.

Stay tuned for another Community Clean-Up Day near you! 

For media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer, Brittany K. Jackson by email at [email protected] or by phone at (707) 651-7147.

About OPCT: The Operation PEACE Community Taskforce (OPCT) represents diverse community members working to identify the contributing factors of crime and violence, mitigate their effects and create long term solutions for a safer Vallejo. The Operation PEACE Community Taskforce will achieve these goals by building community partnerships and increasing awareness about the programs, services and resources available to the public.