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April 30, 2013 > Union City P.D. honored at Mission Valley ROP

Union City P.D. honored at Mission Valley ROP

Submitted By Allison Aldinger

The Union City Police Department was honored at the April 18 meeting of the Mission Valley ROP (Regional Occupational Program) Governing Council, for support of the Mission Valley ROP Law Enforcement Program.

Unique, industry relevant, hands-on skills are taught to students in the MVROP Law Enforcement Program through a custom curriculum developed in collaboration with law enforcement professionals from the Union City Police Department and MVROP administration. Students in the program on the James Logan High School campus are team-taught by three active members of the Union City Police Department, while students at the American High School campus are instructed by a retired member of the Oakland Police Department. Students enrolled in the program gain valuable insight into the law enforcement career field, while also being afforded the unique opportunity to experience other aspects of the job via guest speakers, K-9 and SWAT demonstrations, and through the utilization of various police vehicles for training purposes.

Most recently the Union City Police Department donated a police cruiser to the program. The MVROP Auto Body Painting and Refinishing Program gave the cruiser a new paint job and in concert with the donated time, expertise, and skill of Chris Bastan of Vinyl Ink, the car is now ready to be put to work by the MVROP Law Enforcement Program students.

When accepting this award on behalf of the Union City Police Department, Commander Jared Rinetti stated the smooth approval process for the cruiser donation is a testament to Mission Valley ROP, and the reputation it holds in the community. Everyone involved in shepherding the process was one hundred percent on board. The Governing Council commended the UCPD for their support of the program, the school, and for their investment in the students of the Tri-Cities.

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