San Rafael Police Association

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to the San Rafael Police Association website. The San Rafael Police Association is a group of 75 members representing police officers, supervisors and professional staff. Our mission is to support our members, and members of the community of San Rafael. To that end we support a number of community based organizations, the majority of which focus on our youth. Our broader mission includes supporting legislation and initiatives that promote public safety and support our brothers and sisters in the greater law enforcement community. We are proud to be your community partners and appreciate the ongoing support we receive from the residents of San Rafael. We look forward to working with you to keep San Rafael a thriving community focused on families.

Meet the Board

PRESIDENT:

Zachary Brickell
My name is Zach Brickell and I have worked for the the San Rafael Police Department for three years. I have worked patrol and street operations. I am currently a K9 handler with canine Achilles and a member of the SWAT team. This is my first time time serving on the San Rafael Police Association Board. My hope is for the San Rafael Police Association to be very involved in the community we serve and to continue to give back to the citizens of this great city.

SECRETARY:

Cynthia Morgan
Cynthia Morgan grew up in military family and has lived all over the world. She has lived all over the United States, England and Japan. She started her career at San Rafael Police department in 2016. She is a Records Specialist/Call Taker, and a member of the Crime Scene Investigator Unit.

SERGEANT AT ARMS:

Mark Wilkinson
Originally from the East Coast, Mark moved to California and began his career with the San Rafael Police Department in 2013. He was previously the property crimes detective, and is currently assigned to Team 4, weekend night shift. Mark has served in various board positions with the SRPA since 2014.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Brandon Nail
Brandon Nail has been a police officer since 2017 and started his career at Sausalito Police Department. In September of 2019, he was hired by the San Rafael Police Department. This is Brandon’s first year as a board member of the San Rafael Police Association.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Robert Cleland
Rob Cleland has been with the San Rafael Police Department since 2005. Rob is currently a Sergeant assigned to weekend night patrol. Rob has held a variety of positions with the department including the Street Crimes Unit, Downtown foot and bicycle patrol, a Detective with the Investigations Unit, a member of the Regional SWAT team, and is currently a Self Defense and Firearms Instructor. Rob enjoys golfing, camping, and spending time with his family on his days off.

VICE PRESIDENT:

Christopher Fuller
Chris Fuller grew up in Sacramento, CA. and attended the University of California, Davis where he graduated with BA in Psychology. In 2011, Chris was hired by the Sacramento Police Department and attended the Sacramento Police Academy. In 2012, Chris was hired as an officer with the San Rafael Police Department and has worked with SRPD for approximately four years. Chris is currently the Sex Crimes Detective in the San Rafael Investigations unit. Chris is in his second year as a board member on the San Rafael Police Association.

TREASURER:

Raul Aguilar
Sergeant Raul Aguilar is the Treasurer of the San Rafael Police Association. He joined the San Rafael Police Department in 1999. He has held multiple assignments, including Field Training Officer, Street Crimes Officer, Sexual Assault Detective and Corporal. In 2009, he was promoted to Sergeant and has led Patrol Teams, the Street Crimes Unit, and the Traffic Unit. Sergeant Aguilar is currently in charge of Community Engagement and Social Media for the San Rafael Police Department. Sergeant Aguilar holds a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Sgt. Aguilar volunteers his time in several local non-profit boards and enjoys hiking the emerald hills of Marin County.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Alex Holm
Alex Holm started at San Rafael Police Department as a Cadet in 2003. He is currently a Sergeant in the Patrol Division. He has worked as a patrol officer, footbeat officer, and a detective. Alex also maintains the San Rafael Police Department website, and is part of the crime scene investigation team, and major accident investigation team. He has been on the San Rafael Police Assocation board since 2012.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Trevor Carney
I grew up in Santa Cruz, CA. and attended Sonoma State University where I obtained a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired at the San Rafael Police Department as a Police Cadet and 2012 and attended the police academy in 2015. I am currently a Police Corporal working nightshift patrol. This is my first year on the San Rafael Police Association.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

James Bellamy
Hi, my name is James Bellamy. I’ve been a police officer with the San Rafael Police Department for 18 years. During this time, I have worked as a patrol officer, Footbeat officer, Motor/Traffic Officer and Detective. I am currently assigned to patrol night shift, Team 3. My lateral/extra assignments have included: SWAT, FTO, MAIT Investigator, CSI team, Firearms/SDAT instructor, Drug Recognition Expert and SFST instructor. Prior to joining the San Rafael Police Department, I was employed by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer. I also served for 7 years as a Military Police Officer in the United States Air Force. Aim High!! This is my first year as a Board member with the San Rafael Police Association. I am proud to serve the community of San Rafael as a police officer and as a member of this organization.

PRESIDENT:

Zachary Brickell
My name is Zach Brickell and I have worked for the the San Rafael Police Department for three years. I have worked patrol and street operations. I am currently a K9 handler with canine Achilles and a member of the SWAT team. This is my first time time serving on the San Rafael Police Association Board. My hope is for the San Rafael Police Association to be very involved in the community we serve and to continue to give back to the citizens of this great city.

VICE PRESIDENT:

Christopher Fuller
Chris Fuller grew up in Sacramento, CA. and attended the University of California, Davis where he graduated with BA in Psychology. In 2011, Chris was hired by the Sacramento Police Department and attended the Sacramento Police Academy. In 2012, Chris was hired as an officer with the San Rafael Police Department and has worked with SRPD for approximately four years. Chris is currently the Sex Crimes Detective in the San Rafael Investigations unit. Chris is in his second year as a board member on the San Rafael Police Association.

SECRETARY:

Cynthia Morgan
Cynthia Morgan grew up in military family and has lived all over the world. She has lived all over the United States, England and Japan. She started her career at San Rafael Police department in 2016. She is a Records Specialist/Call Taker, and a member of the Crime Scene Investigator Unit.

TREASURER:

Raul Aguilar
Sergeant Raul Aguilar is the Treasurer of the San Rafael Police Association. He joined the San Rafael Police Department in 1999. He has held multiple assignments, including Field Training Officer, Street Crimes Officer, Sexual Assault Detective and Corporal. In 2009, he was promoted to Sergeant and has led Patrol Teams, the Street Crimes Unit, and the Traffic Unit. Sergeant Aguilar is currently in charge of Community Engagement and Social Media for the San Rafael Police Department. Sergeant Aguilar holds a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Sgt. Aguilar volunteers his time in several local non-profit boards and enjoys hiking the emerald hills of Marin County.

SERGEANT AT ARMS:

Mark Wilkinson
Originally from the East Coast, Mark moved to California and began his career with the San Rafael Police Department in 2013. He was previously the property crimes detective, and is currently assigned to Team 4, weekend night shift. Mark has served in various board positions with the SRPA since 2014.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Brandon Nail
Brandon Nail has been a police officer since 2017 and started his career at Sausalito Police Department. In September of 2019, he was hired by the San Rafael Police Department. This is Brandon’s first year as a board member of the San Rafael Police Association.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Robert Cleland
Rob Cleland has been with the San Rafael Police Department since 2005. Rob is currently a Sergeant assigned to weekend night patrol. Rob has held a variety of positions with the department including the Street Crimes Unit, Downtown foot and bicycle patrol, a Detective with the Investigations Unit, a member of the Regional SWAT team, and is currently a Self Defense and Firearms Instructor. Rob enjoys golfing, camping, and spending time with his family on his days off.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Alex Holm
Alex Holm started at San Rafael Police Department as a Cadet in 2003. He is currently a Sergeant in the Patrol Division. He has worked as a patrol officer, footbeat officer, and a detective. Alex also maintains the San Rafael Police Department website, and is part of the crime scene investigation team, and major accident investigation team. He has been on the San Rafael Police Assocation board since 2012.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

James Bellamy
Hi, my name is James Bellamy. I’ve been a police officer with the San Rafael Police Department for 18 years. During this time, I have worked as a patrol officer, Footbeat officer, Motor/Traffic Officer and Detective. I am currently assigned to patrol night shift, Team 3. My lateral/extra assignments have included: SWAT, FTO, MAIT Investigator, CSI team, Firearms/SDAT instructor, Drug Recognition Expert and SFST instructor. Prior to joining the San Rafael Police Department, I was employed by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer. I also served for 7 years as a Military Police Officer in the United States Air Force. Aim High!! This is my first year as a Board member with the San Rafael Police Association. I am proud to serve the community of San Rafael as a police officer and as a member of this organization.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:

Trevor Carney
I grew up in Santa Cruz, CA. and attended Sonoma State University where I obtained a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired at the San Rafael Police Department as a Police Cadet and 2012 and attended the police academy in 2015. I am currently a Police Corporal working nightshift patrol. This is my first year on the San Rafael Police Association.

Community Involvement

San Rafael Pink PatchPink Patch Project:  In honor and recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the San Rafael Police Department and San Rafael Parking Services will be participating in the Pink Patch Project San Rafael. This project is a quickly growing law enforcement public awareness campaign that has taken hold in Southern California, specifically Los Angeles County. The San Rafael Police Association is leading the effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. For the month of October, patrol and field personnel will wear pink and black uniform patches, in lieu of standard issued patches, to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

Several community partners have joined in support of this program, including Zero Breast Cancer of Marin, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Kaiser Permanente, and Alex’s Dry Cleaning.

The commemorative pink patches are available for purchase online through the San Rafael Police Association, and at the San Rafael Police Department Main Office, during business hours only, for $10 each (cash or check). The proceeds of patch sales will go to Zero Breast Cancer Marin, a local not-for-profit organization, with a mission to help individuals and communities understand scientific research on environmental risk factors and lifestyle variables that influence breast cancers. They promote disease prevention through targeted communication of evidence-based recommendations that support health and wellness at key stages of life.

Click here to get your pink patch today!

No Shave November:  Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle.

In 2019, members of the San Rafael Police Department were authorized to participate in the fundraiser and not shave for the month of November. Members of SRPD also made individual donations and were able to raise $2,125.00 for the No Shave November Fundraiser.

National Police Week in San Rafael:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, law enforcement agencies across the country were unable to honor our fallen brothers and sisters with the same ceremonies we have traditionally used in the past.

In order to make sure these heroes’ memories continue to live on forever, the San Rafael Police Association provided over 20 downtown businesses in San Rafael with their own Thin Blue Line Flag to hang in their store fronts.

Seeing these flags in store windows along our downtown business district provided a sense of inspiration to our officers and a strong sense of togetherness with our community.

Contact

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 151557

San Rafael, CA 94915