Jason Potts

Jason Potts is a Captain with the Vallejo Police Department where he has served for 20 years. He is presently the Operations Bureau Commander where he leads and manages the department’s patrol division, emergency services unit, and community services section. He previously led the department’s Investigations Bureau along with the field training program, special projects, and youth services section. Jason is also a military Reserve Special Agent with the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) and routinely travels to Fort Leonard Wood Missouri to assist with the instruction of trauma-informed interviewing techniques to military agents.
Jason is a strong advocate for evidence-based policing (EBP) and serves on the executive board for the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP). He has unique experiences implementing practitioner-led trials and EBP research at his agency.  He is also a National Police Foundation Fellow, and a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) LEADS alumni.

He has written and presented nationally about his experiences implementing EBP.  Jason earned a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California - Irvine. He holds a certificate of completion from the Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute of Police #68-2018. He is presently in the California POST Command College Program.