• Home
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting
Lions Club of Union City

Monthly Dinner Meeting

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
  • 7:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza

Monthly Dinner Meeting. 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presentation by UCPD Chief Darryl McAllister.


Chief Darryl McAllister

Darryl McAllister was raised in Hayward, California from age three.  As a young teen, he joined the Hayward Police Department’s Explorer Scout Program with a desire to learn about police work.  At age 18, he was hired full-time as a police assistant (current-day community service officer) and assigned to work in the jail.  Two years later, at age 20, he was appointed as a sworn Hayward police officer and he served throughout the ranks of the Hayward Police Department for more than thirty years.  In September 2013 he was selected as deputy chief of the Union City Police Department, and on October 1, 2014, he was appointed as Union City’s newest chief of police.  

As a ranking officer in both cities, he 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.

In his spare time he serves as a member of the faculty at University of Phoenix, teaching primarily Criminal Justice and Public Policy courses.  For nearly 20 years he has served as a board member of several community organizations, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Rose Hospital Foundation.  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, and a 2007 Recipient of the “Hayward Pearl Award” honoring volunteer service.  In 2013 he received the Southern Alameda County NAACP’s “Person of the Year” Award, and he was also awarded in 2013 as University of Phoenix’s Faculty Member of the Year for the San Francisco Bay Area Campus region.

His manuscript, Law Enforcement Turns to Face Recognition Technology, was published by Information Today Magazine in May 2007.  

Chief McAllister holds a Master’s Degree in Administrative Development, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Studies.   He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia – a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders.  He is also an alumnus of the     California Command College - a futures study program of the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

© Lions Club of Union City
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software