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. You can follow him on Twitter @MtnViewPDChief.
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 Chris Hsiung
Captain Chris Hsiung commands the Field Operations Division at the Mountain View Police Department in California. Through the department Community Action and Information Unit (CAIU), he manages strategy, community engagement, and growth through the police department social media channels. Chris has been serving the Mountain View community for over 19 years and has held a variety of assignments within MVPD. These include detective assignments in Property Crimes, Person Crimes, and High Tech Crimes as well as collateral assignments on SWAT and the Field Evidence Team. He also serves on the planning committee for the Bay Area Law Enforcement Social Media Group (BALESMG). You can follow him on Twitter @chMtnViewPD.
Captain Jessica Nowaski
Captain Jessica Nowaski has been with the Mountain View Police Department since 1995 and has served as a Field Training Officer, Detective, Hostage Negotiator, Bike Patrol Officer, Peer Counselor, and Hostage Negotiator, to name a few. In 2008, Capt. Nowaski was promoted to Sergeant and then to Lieutenant in 2011 where she served as Patrol Watch Commander, Crisis Negotiation Team Commander and most recently Commander of the Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Task Force. At present, she is transitioning to be MVPD's Investigation Services Division Captain overseeing the Investigations, Youth Services, and the Professional Standards Unit which encompasses internal affairs investigations, awards and commendations, policy and procedures and personnel, such as recruitment and hiring. Capt. Nowaski also oversees the Special Operations Unit, which includes special events and planning, permitting and the reserve police officer program. All of the internal training cadre sergeants also report into Capt. Nowaski including MVPD's range program, drivers training and defensive tactics.
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. 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 for 18 years and is now the Tactical Commander.
Lt. Mike Fisher
Assigned to the Field Operations Division, Mike manages the weekend Patrol Teams, Police K9 Team and the Bicycle Team. he has been a member of the department for five years previously serving at Los Angeles PD and Las Vegas Metro. He is a graduate of USC with a degree in Political Science and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University. You can follow him on Twitter at @mfisher4311.
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