The Operations Division is led by Captain Jason Salazar and is comprised of the Special Enforcement Bureau & the Patrol Bureau.
Captain Salazar began his career with the Visalia Police Department in 1993 as a Community Services Officer. In 1996, he was hired as a full-time Police Officer. He was promoted to Agent in 2002, Sergeant in 2004, Lieutenant in 2007, and Captain in 2011. In 1999, Captain Salazar was recognized as the Department's Latino Peace Officer of the Year and, in 2002, as the Department's Police Officer of the Year.
During his employment, Captain Salazar has been assigned to Patrol, DUI, and Violent Crimes. He also served on SWAT, Rapid Response Team, and the Honor Guard.
Captain Salazar holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mountain State University and a Master's Degree in Leadership Studies from Fresno Pacific University. He is also a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Point Leadership program and the Senior Management Institute of Police. He is currently attending POST Command College.
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