Board of Directors

Detective Jack Schaeffer


Jack Schaeffer joined the San Diego Police Department in 1989. He has worked as a patrol officer at Eastern Division and Mid-City Division. He worked on Northern Division Juvenile Services Team and the Summer Beach Team. Jack’s investigative assignments have included Northern Division, Vice Operations, and the Street Gangs Unit. Jack was also a member of the Emergency Negotiations Team.

Jack was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. He has been active on the Labor Management Committee (LMC), the Political Action Committee (PAC), Budget and Finance Committee, Business and Governance Committee, and Fundraising Committee. He Chaired LMC and Co-Chaired PAC prior to being elected President.

Jack believes that in his role as President, his primary responsibility to our members is to continue leading in the right direction while also raising the bar.


Officer Tom Bostedt

Vice President

Tom Bostedt joined the San Diego Police Department in 1986. He served as a patrol officer in Central, Western and Southern Divisions and is currently assigned to Eastern Division. His special assignments include 10 years as a Field Training Officer, four years as a SWAT officer, three years on the Central Division Walking Team and four years in Training Division. In addition to his service to the SDPOA, he is President of the San Diego Police Athletic Federation.

Tom was elected to the board in 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. His current term expires in January 2020.

Tom chairs the Legal Committee, Member Relations Committee, and the Special Events/ Scholarship Committee. He serves on the Political Action and Labor Management committees and is the SDPOA representative on the SDPD Uniform and Safety Equipment Committee.


Officer Terry Hoskins


Terry Hoskins started his career with the San Diego Police Department in October 2008 after retiring from the United States Marine Corps with 26 years of service. He has worked as a patrol officer at Northeastern Division upon his completion of Phase Training. In August 2009, he transferred to Mid-City Division, where he has since remained. His assignments at Mid-City Division have been Patrol, Mid-City Bicycle Enforcement Team, and the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT). He is currently the Community Liaison Officer for the 820’s Service Area, serving ten communities within the greater City Heights Community. He was elected for a second term to the POA Board in December 2017 and is chair of the Retirement Committee and the Armed Services Liaison Committee. His term will expire in January 2021.


Detective Jim Mackay


Jim Mackay has been a police officer for 26 years, the last 16 as a Detective. As an officer, he has worked East San Diego when it was part of Eastern Division and Southeastern. Jim was promoted to detective in 2000. As a Detective Jim worked Vice, Narcotics, Gangs NTF and is currently assigned to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Jim was elected to the board in 2015 and his term expires in January 2019.

Jim Chairs the Budget and Finance Committee, Co-Chairs the Public Relations Committee with Paul Paxton and sits on the Labor Committee.


Detective Sergeant Brian Avera


Brian Avera joined the San Diego Police Department in 2006 after being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps after five years of service. He served as a patrol officer at Western and Mid-City Divisions. As a detective, Brian was assigned to Mid-City, the Street Gangs Unit, and the Homicide Unit. While serving as a detective, Brian earned his Master of Public Administration at San Diego State University. As a sergeant, Brian has served at Western Division and at the Internal Affairs Unit. In addition, Brian currently serves as Vice President for the National Latino Peace Officers Association’s local San Diego Metro Chapter and the Executive Vice President for the State Chapter.

Brian will be serving our members on the Political Action Committee, Retirement Committee, and Business and Governance Committee. Brian’s main priority will be to work daily to increase the sworn staffing of the San Diego Police Department.


Officer Mike Fender


Mike Fender joined the department in 1990. He has worked Field Training (FTO), and Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT), Beach Team, Bike Team, Walking Patrol, Medical Assistance and currently works in the Wellness Unit.

Mike was elected to the board in 2009. His term expires in January 2019.

Mike is the Chair of the Political Action Committee and also serves on the Labor Management and Legal Committee.

Since SDPOA rejoined PORAC as full members Mike has been the Director-at-Large. In 2016 he was elected the PORAC Region 4 Director representing Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial and San Diego Counties. In 2017 Mike was appointed the position of Secretary of PORAC.


Detective Paul Paxton


Paul Paxton joined the SDPD in 1986. He has worked as a patrol officer at Central, Eastern, Northern, Southeastern, Traffic and Western Divisions.His special assignments and duties have included FTO, TAC Team, Homicide Task Force, Street Crimes Unit and Western Beach Enforcement Team. He was promoted to detective in 1996.As a detective, he has worked Vice Operations and the Narcotic Section. He is currently assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Narcotic Task Force.

Paul was elected in 2004, 2007 and 2010.His term expires in January 2020.

Paul chairs the Public Relations Committee and also is a member of the Business & Governance Committee.


Sergeant Mike Pidgeon


Mike Pidgeon was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from SDSU before starting his career with the San Diego Police Department in 1993. After completing training, Mike was assigned to Eastern Division where he worked in patrol and as a member of the bicycle team before being selected to become a Field Training Officer. Mike returned to patrol and transferred to Central Division in 1999. Mike’s assignments at Central Division included patrol in the Logan Heights Service Area, Crime Suppression Team, and C-Squad. Mike previously was an instructor at the San Diego Regional Training Center teaching firearms and law enforcement information systems.

Mike transferred to the Canine Unit in 2005 where he patrolled the entire city with “Matez”, his assigned Police Service Dog. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and was assigned to Northwestern Division. Mike transferred to Central Division in 2011 before returning to the Canine Unit as a supervisor in 2012. His current partner is a German Shepherd named “Flash”.

Mike is active in the San Diego Irish community and is a member of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and is also the current President of the San Diego Law Enforcement Emerald Society.

Mike was elected to the POA Board in 2011 where he served as treasurer before being re-elected in 2014. He is currently chair of the Memorial Committee and liaison with the Concerns of Police Survivors. His term expires in January 2021.


Sergeant Jared Wilson


Jared Wilson joined the Department in 2004 as a Radio Dispatcher and entered the 69th Regional Police Academy in 2006. He has served as a patrol officer in Eastern, Central, Western, Mid-City, and Southern Divisions. He was promoted to sergeant in 2015 and is currently assigned to Northern Division as a patrol supervisor. His special assignments include peer support, field training officer, field evidence technician, Western Street Crime Unit, and the Gaslamp Bike Team. Jared is a San Diego State University graduate and his wife is a detective with the San Diego Police Department.

Jared was elected to the board in 2017. His term expires in January 2021.

Jared is the Co-Chair of the Labor Management Committee and serves on the Member Relations Committee and the Businesses and Governance Committee.


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