Cindy began her 25-year career with the San Jose Police Department in 1990. She worked as a patrol officer, and later, as a detective in the Sexual Assaults Unit, Burglary Unit, and Financial Crimes Unit, where she specialized in elder financial crimes. She eventually finished her career in the Field Training Program. Cindy is a founding member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 52, and has supported the FOP by delivering a series of lectures on elder fraud at various community centers in San Jose. Cindy became an FOP board member in 2018, and continued to expand her responsibilities when she was elected Vice President in 2019. Cindy’s goals for the FOP are to continue to improve the organizations visibility and services for our members, and bring greater attention and appreciation to our fallen officers.
Tim is a 25-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department. He has enjoyed several different assignments within the SJPD including Patrol, Charter Member of Special Operations VCET Unit, Gang Investigations, Background/Recruiting Unit, Police Activities League and the Domestic Violence Unit. Tim also brings several years of Police Association experience. He served 3 years as a Director for the San Jose Police Officers Association under President Robert Lopez, and is currently the President of the San Jose Black Police Officers Association, where he has served for the past 5 years. He is also a Founding Board Member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 52. Tim continues to work with community leaders as well as city leaders to strengthen the work force and better the community.
Sal has been serving the Law Enforcement community since 1990. His career started as a police officer at the age of 20 with the Hampton Police Department and North Andover Police Department on the East Coast. In 1993 he was hired as a San Jose Police Officer and served over 25 years with them. He has been a member of the FOP since 2013. and a board of director since 2015. Sal is also the CEO of his company The Car Consultants Sales and Leasing which he has owned and managed for over 18 years. Sal’s goal is to use his knowledge and experience to help build and strengthen the business and operations of the FOP Lodge 52 and the relationships between police departments and their communities through community policing ,educating the public about our organization.He believes in using outreach strategies to build public confidence and strengthen community ties. He commits to being there for our members, law enforcement agencies as well as families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty theough the Fallen Officer Memorial Program. He believes that we need to instill in other agencies that we cannot individually fight battles but we need to come together as a family and protect our officers .We need to fight for our pensions, retirements, salaries and benefits,and build a foundation for the next generation of law enforcement.
I have been serving the public, in one form or another, for the past 40 years.
My first stint in a public service role was with the United States Marine Corps from 1974 to 1977, at which point I was honorably discharged.
In 1984, I began my career in law enforcement with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department where my assignments included Detention, Transportation, and Court Security.
Then, in 1990, I was hired by the San Jose Police Department where I served for the remainder of my career. My assignments there included Patrol Division, Traffic Enforcement and Investigations, Background Investigations, Permits Unit, Airport Division, and the Field Training Program.
Finally, in 2013, I officially retired from the San Jose Police Department after 30 years of combined service.
Burga Santiago is a retired Supervising Probation Officer with the County of Santa Clara Probation Department. She also was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for several years, becoming a member of the Crowd Control Unit, and assisting with performing numerous law enforcement functions. Prior to pursuing a career in public safety, Burga worked in the banking industry, acquired skills in accounting and other financial related concepts. She graduated with a degree in political science and minor in international relations from Santa Clara University.
My name is Bill Waggoner and I’m a retired San Jose Police Officer. I started with the department in January of 1976 and retired in July 2006 with over 30 years of service. During that time, I worked Patrol Division, Tactical Team, Field Training Officer, Street Crimes
Unit, Special Investigations – Vice / Intelligence, Traffic Enforcement, Traffic Investigations, Homicide – Crime Scene and was a Blood Spatter Expert and Background Investigations. I serve on the board to offer my knowledge from the last 30 years and assist the current
working officers in dealing with these difficult times.
Eric Emmanuel grew up in Milpitas and began his career with the Milpitas Police Department in 1990. During his tenure, Eric has worked in Patrol, Investigations, K-9 Unit, Arson/explosives investigations and as a Field Training Officer. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s in organization development from the University of San Francisco.
Eric has become a regionally recognized expert in the investigation of arson, explosions, and environmental crimes. Eric is a certified fire and explosion investigator, a certified vehicle fire investigator and a certified fire investigator at the state, national and international levels.