Chief Scott S.G. Vermeer
Scott Vermeer was appointed chief of the Mountain View Police Department on January 2, 2002. Before coming to Mountain View, he served as police chief for the City of Menlo Park. There he was credited with creating a dynamic and cohesive management team, bringing and keeping the agency to full staffing levels, and reversing a long period of low morale, replacing it with a clear direction and an esprit de corps.
Before Menlo Park, Scott served with the Redwood City Police Department, as a patrol officer, detective, juvenile officer, street crimes and narcotics sergeant, watch commander and detective sergeant. Scott was promoted to captain in 1995 and served as division commander of each of Redwood City's three divisions (Patrol, Administrative Services and Investigations). He also formed and commanded the department's SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams.
Chief Vermeer has a B.A. in Management and an M.A. in Leadership from St. Mary's College. He is a graduate of the 189th session of the FBI National Academy. Scott has testified as an expert in gang investigations and crimes against children. He currently teaches leadership and ethics.
Scott was named Redwood City Officer of the Year in 1994 for developing gang prevention programs. The FBI director awarded him a commendation for his successful investigation of a Redwood City child kidnapping for ransom, which resulted in the return of the child to his family, and the arrest and conviction of all three suspects.
Chief Vermeer is a native of Santa Clara County. He lives in Mountain View with wife Kerry and their three children. Scott is active in his church and devotes time as a foster parent as well as volunteering with organizations such as his children's school, Mountain View-Los Altos PONY baseball, NJB basketball and the Police Activities League.
Captain Mick Hamlin
Mick Hamlin joined the Mountain View Police Department in 1987 after spending two years working as a Deputy for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. During his career with Mountain View, he has worked as a Patrol Officer and an undercover Narcotics & Vice Detective. In 1998, Mick was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Mick spent two years in the Field Operations Division (FOD) as a Patrol Supervisor and two years assigned as the Professional Standards Supervisor. In 2002, Mick was again promoted, this time to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned back to the Field Operations Division as a Watch Commander. In 2005, he was assigned as the Investigations Lieutenant. In 2007, Mick was promoted to the rank of Captain and is currently assigned as the Commander of the Support Operations Division.
Mick holds a Bachelor's Degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco. He lives in Brentwood with his wife, Julene, and their two children. Mick likes to spend his free time snow boarding, bike riding, golfing, working out, and river fishing.
Captain Max Bosel
Max Bosel commands the Public Safety Support Services Division. Max started his law enforcement career with the Millbrae Police Department in 1989. In 1995, he joined the Mountain View Police Department where he has risen through the ranks while serving in a variety of assignments in patrol, investigations, SWAT, bicycle patrol, and administration.
Max holds a BA in Management from Saint Mary's College of California, a Master of Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a certificate of completion from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government's Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. Max is an avid runner and enjoys traveling with his family.
Captain Tony Lopez
Tony has been with MVPD for over 24 years as an Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant. During this time he has been a training officer, taskforce detective, recruiting officer, peer counselor, driving training instructor, hostage negotiator, Field Training supervisor, Professional Standards Sergeant, Area Commander, Detective Lieutenant, Patrol Watch Commander, Administrative Lieutenant, and Personnel and Training Lieutenant.
Tony earned a BA in Sociology from San Francisco State and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management from Long Beach State. He is also a graduate of West Point Leadership for Police.
Tony was born and raised in San Francisco until the age of 14 and then moved to El Salvador to attend high school. The experience of living in a country during a revolution and civil unrest made him appreciate the freedoms, rights and privileges that come with living in the USA. This experienced shaped his desire to serve as a police officer, but to do it with the full understanding of the awesome responsibility that comes with this duty.
Lt. Derek Sousa
Oversees the Investigative Services Division and Youth Services Unit. Derek was raised and attended school only a stone's throw from the police department.
Lt. Chris Hsiung
Manages department Social Media efforts, Technology Cadre, Community Action & Information Unit, Training, and also serves as the Tactical Commander for the department SWAT team.
Lt. Keith Plamondon
Commands all four of the weekend patrol teams, fleet, downtown, and the police service dog program (K9's). In his spare time, Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and son.
Lt. Jessica Nowaski
Oversees the weekday swing shift patrol teams as well as the Bicycle Patrol Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, and all scheduling responsibilities for the Field Operations Division. Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as traveling.
Lt. Greg Oselinsky
Assigned to the Field Operations Division, Greg manages the weekday dayshift and nightshift Patrol Teams, the Field Training Program, and the Traffic Unit. Greg has been a member of the SWAT team for 18 years and is now the Tactical Commander.
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