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.

Sergeant Keelan McCullough

Vice President

Keelan McCullough joined the SDPD in 2009 after graduating from San Diego State University.

He has served as a Patrol Officer at the Mid-City Division. His special assignments have included Mid-City CST, Mid-City Investigations, Gangs, Vice, and his current assignment as a Detective in the Child Abuse Unit.

Keelan has been awarded two of the department’s highest honors, the Medal of Valor and the Life -saving medal. Keelan was promoted to Detective in 2018 and was elected to the board in 2019. His term expires 2022.

Keelan serves on the Political Action Committee, Special Events, Memorial committee, Public Relations, Scholarship, Fundraising, and the Budget and Finance Committee.

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 Mid-City Division as a Patrol Supervisor. He previously was assigned in Northern Division as the Crime Suppression Team Supervisor. His special assignments include peer support, field training officer, field evidence technician, Western Street Crimes 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 Chairperson of the Labor Management Committee and Business and Governance Committee. He and serves on the Political Action Committee and the Budget and Finance 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.

Lieutenant Brian Avera


Brian Avera joined the San Diego Police Department in 2006 after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a patrol officer at Western and Mid-City Division. As a detective, Brian served at 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 served at Western Division, Internal Affairs, and Vice Administration. In addition, Brian currently serves as the Executive Vice President for the California State Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

Brian will be serving our members as the Chair of the Political Action Committee and as a Director at Large for PORAC. In addition, he will be serving as the Chair of the Retirement Committee. He will also continue to serve on the Armed Services Committee and the Business & Governance Committee. Brian’s main priority will be to work daily to increase the sworn staffing levels of the San Diego Police Department through leading on innovative projects and working to increase our members’ overall compensation.

Officer Joe Clark

Bio coming soon.

Detective Kayla Evans


Kayla Evans moved to San Diego to attend SDSU and later joined the San Diego Police Department in 2013.

She served as a Patrol Officer as Eastern and Northern divisions. Her special assignments have included working on the Northern Night Beach Team, Northern Investigations, and currently Vice.

Kayla was elected to the board in 2019. Her term expires on 2022.

Kayla serves on the legal, special events, labor management, and memorial committee.

Detective Jim Mackay


Jim Mackay has been a police officer for 29 years, the last 18 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 re-elected to the board in 2018 and his term expires in January 2022.

Jim Chairs the Charity Foundation, Budget and Finance Committee, Co-Chairs the Public Relations Committee with Paul Paxton

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.

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