Police Executive Team

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Chief Darryl McAllister


Chief Darryl McAllister’s career spans 35 years since he was first hired to work in the jail of the Hayward, California Police Department at age 18.  He devoted the first 32 years of service to the Hayward community, eventually rising through the ranks to the level of captain.  In 2013 he migrated to the city next door and now serves as the chief of police in Union City, California.  His primary focus, both in policing and through education, is to redefine the importance of community engagement as a means to promote trust and transparency in today’s policing. 

As a ranking officer in both cities, Chief McAllister has commanded several divisions, bureaus, and functions including Patrol Operations, Investigations, Youth and Family Intervention and Counseling Services, School Policing Services, Gang Violence Suppression, Community Policing Services, SWAT, Canine Units, and Media Relations. He also served four years as the Hayward Police Department’s primary Press Information Officer, dealing regularly with news media.

Chief McAllister served as a member of the faculty at both the University of Phoenix and Chabot College, teaching primarily criminal justice and public policy courses. For nearly two decades he has served as a board member of several community organizations, currently serving on the Board of Directors of the St. Rose Hospital Foundation, the advisory board of the University of San Francisco's International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership, and as a selection panelist for the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training’s Command College.  In his spare time he also serves as a youth mentor with Reality Mentor, Inc.

He is a two-time nominee and one-time recipient of Hayward’s Police Officer of the Year Award, a 2007 Recipient of the “Hayward Pearl Award” honoring volunteer service to the community, and in 2013 he was awarded as University of Phoenix’s Faculty Member of the Year for the San Francisco Bay Area Campus region. He was also selected by the Southern Alameda County NAACP for its prestigious “Person of the Year” Award for 2015.

His manuscript, Law Enforcement Turns to Face Recognition Technology, was published by Information Today Magazine in May 2007.  He authored Hayward PD’s strategic plan, 2008 and Beyond, which was officially adopted and published by the City of Hayward in December 2008 and was the first of its kind for the organization since 1991.

Chief McAllister holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Development from Alliant International University.  He is currently completing coursework for a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary’s College of California.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and an alumnus of the California Command College—a graduate level futures study program of the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Chief Darryl C. McAllister can be reached by phone at 510-675-5250 or email at DMcAllister@unioncity.org

Captain Gloria Lopez-Vaughan

Captain Gloria Lopez-Vaughan has spent 23 years in law enforcement serving with the Union City Police Department.

Her assignments have included patrol, Southern Alameda County Gang Task Force Detective, Community Oriented Policing Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant. She is currently the Support Services Captain with managerial oversight of the Investigations Section and SWAT. 

Prior collateral duties include: Field Training Officer (FTO), SWAT team member, chemical agent instructor, and firearms instructor.

Prior to working for the Union City Police Department, Gloria served as a member of the Security Police, U.S. Air Force.

Captain Lopez-Vaughan can be reached by phone at 510-675-5224 or email at GloriaL@unioncity.org


Captain Jared Rinetti

Captain Jared Rinetti was raised in Fremont, California where he attended Holy Spirit Catholic elementary and middle school. He attended Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. He is married with three children and lives locally in the East Bay.

In 1998, he achieved his childhood dream of becoming a police officer when he was hired by the Town of Atherton. He worked as a police officer in Atherton for about two years while he continued his formal education at California State University Hayward. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice.

In 2000, he was hired as a police officer for the City of Union City. Captain Rinetti spent approximately twelve years as an officer and supervisor in a myriad of operation and support service assignments; such as, patrol, community policing and problem solving, records and communications, investigations, special weapons and tactics, field training, and school resources. During this time period, he received numerous commendations by members of the community, police department, and other entities. In 2005, he was selected as Union City Chamber of Commerce Government Employee of the Year.

In 2012, he was promoted from the rank Sergeant to the rank of CommanderIn 2014, he was again promoted to the rank of Captain where he is one of two serving as second in command of the department.

Captain Rinetti manages field operations which include oversight of patrol, traffic, and school resources. Additional duties include emergency management, special events, trauma support, firearms, fleet, facilities, volunteers, and explorers. 

Captain Rinetti has a reputation for his positive attitude, strong work ethic, and ability to accomplish goals for the community, police department, and City. He is focused on continuing to lead the police department in a progressive and contemporary manner.  

Captain Rinetti can be reached by phone at 510-675-5229 or email at jaredr@unioncity.org

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