EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Sergeant Jacob Verhalen - President
Sergeant Jake VerHalen began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department. He has served with the Folsom Police Department since 2007. Sergeant VerHalen has worked a variety of assignments and he is currently a Sergeant in our Patrol Division. He is also a firearms instructor.
Sergeant Brandon Monsoor - Vice President
Sergeant Brandon Monsoor has been a Peace Officer for 12 years where he started his career with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. 10 years with Folsom Police Department, he has held a number of positions within the department, most notably Detectives, SWAT, training officer, and now the rank of supervisor.
Officer Patrick Thibeault - Treasurer
Officer Patrick Thibeault began his Law Enforcement career in 2014 with the Belmont Police Department. He has served with the Folsom Police Department since 2017. Officer Thibeault has worked a variety of assignments including Honor Guard, Crisis Negotiation Team, Field Training Officer, and Firearms Instructor. He is currently assigned to the Operations Division as a Patrol Officer.
Officer Wesley Howard - Secretary
Officer Wesley Howard began his Law Enforcement career in 2013 with the Santa Clara Police Department. He has served with the Folsom Police Department since 2019. Officer Howard has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, Field Training Officer at both agencies, Citizens Police Academy Instructor, and a PEPRA (Public Employees Pension Reform Act) advisor. Officer Howard holds an Accounting degree for CSU Chico. He is currently assigned to the Operations Division as a Patrol Officer.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Detective Melanie Catanio
Officer Melanie Catanio began her law enforcement career in 2013 with the Anderson Police Department. She has served with the Folsom Police Department since 2016. Officer Catanio has worked a variety of assignments including Crisis Negotiations Team, Domestic Violence Intervention Committee, and Field Training Officer. She is currently assigned to the Investigations division as a Detective.
Sergeant David Canepa
Sergeant David Canepa began his Law Enforcement career in 1998 with the Sacramento County Probation Department and eventually transferred to the Sacramento Police Department in 2005. Sergeant Canepa has served with the Folsom Police Department since 2012. Sergeant Canepa has held a variety of assignments in his career including Field Training Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Problem Oriented Policing Officer, Special Investigations Unit Detective, and Task Force Officer with the Sacramento County Regional Narcotics Task Force. Sergeant Canepa is currently assigned to the Operations Division as a Patrol Sergeant.
Dispatcher Ashlee Antonelli
Dispatcher Ashlee Antonelli began her career with Folsom Police Department in 2018. Prior to her career she volunteered for a non profit in Napa County after receiving certification as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor. Professionally she has served as the Judicial and Executive Administrative Assistant for Yolo Superior Court, as well as a Legal Process Clerk for the Solano County District Attorney's Office Felony Division. She is currently one of the Communications Training Officer's in dispatch.