During my 17 1/2 years as Vallejo’s police chief, I saw it all: Serious crime, residents concerned about their safety and the murder of two police officers.
When District Attorney Don du Bain came into office, he quickly focused on neighborhood safety, crime prevention, and helping youth, seniors and victims of violence. He reached out to me in his first days in office to see how we could better work together on crime prevention and strengthen collaboration between the county and its cities.
During the past four years, Don has lived up to his promises, opening the Solano Family Justice Center to assist victims of violence and abuse, establishing a Truancy Court to cut dropout rates and keeping our youth on the right track, protecting seniors through the establishment of the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Unit and, perhaps most important, aggressively prosecuting offenders.
All of these initiatives have been successful in restoring security to our neighborhoods. He has made the District Attorney’s Office a valuable asset for local law enforcement and has ensured access to his staff for those who need it most.
Don du Bain has been a true community leader and prosecutor, and I hope you join me in re-electing him as our district attorney.
Robert W. Nichelini
Retired Vallejo chief of police