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.
Detective Zach Wells - Secretary
Detective Zach Wells has been a Peace Officer for 6 years, starting his career with the El Cerrito Police Department. For the past 4 years he has been with the Folsom Police Department. Zach has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, investigations, narcotics, training officer, and SWAT. He is currently assigned to the special investigations unit.
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.
Officer Mitchel Bates
Officer Mitchel Bates began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Santa Rosa Police Department. He has served with the Folsom Police Department since 2006. Officer Bates has worked a variety of assignments including CSI, Driving Instructor, CINT, and Peer Support. He is currently assigned to the Neighborhood Service Bureau as a School Resource Officer.
Detective David Canepa
Officer 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. Officer Canepa has served with the Folsom Police Department since 2012. Officer Canepa has held a variety of assignments in his career including Field Training Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Problem Oriented Policing Officer, and Special Investigations Unit. Officer Canepa is currently assigned to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department Major Narcotics Task Force as a Detective.