Khristina L. Smith


Khristina facilitates the POA’s day-to-day operations and serves as the executive assistant to the SDPOA president and board of directors. She also oversees and assists the SDPOA staff with the membership. Her role has expanded to coordinating SDPOA events, activities, and assisting with fundraising. Khristina joined the SDPOA staff in 1996 as a file clerk. She has worked in a number of different capacities and roles on the SDPOA staff. In addition to being the executive assistant, she became the manager in the fall of 2007.

Juliana Jordan

Administrative Assistant

Juliana first came to work with the SDPOA via a temp agency to assist with the front desk duties in December 2021. She was permanently hired by the POA in February 2022, assuming the full-time role of Receptionist. Due to her sharp skills and ability to thrive within our Association, Juliana quickly moved into the role of Administrative Assistant. With a smile and positive attitude, Juliana assists members with their retirements as well as coordinates the Hall of Valor reservations. Additionally, she aids in maintaining new member records and the POA member database. Juliana remains ready to provide support to our members!

Stefanie Tellez

Manager of Communications and Public Relations
Stefanie attended SDSU and majored in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in political science. Prior to joining the SDPOA, she worked at a public relations firm and has extensive experience in political fundraising, social media, public affairs, and crisis management. Her role at the POA includes working closely with our Board of Directors to develop strategies, messaging, and tactics, while also developing content for social media and managing internal and external communication efforts including being the Editor of The Informant.

Sarah Torres

Store Clerk

Bio coming soon.

Alicia Medrano


Bio coming soon.

  • Mission

    The San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) was incorporated in 1953 to assist San Diego police officers in issues related to wages, hours, and working conditions.

  • Board of Directors

    Our board of directors maintains our association's assets and are the go-to decision-makers of member and community concerns.

  • Foundation

    The San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) provides critical assistance. Through its Widows & Orphans and Memorial Funds, the SDPOA directly helps our brave men and women.

  • Events

    We regularly host and participate in community events and fundraisers where we have the chance to talk with local residents and businesses.

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