Board Members

President - Tony Becker

Prior to coming to Palo Alto, Tony served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 years, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged and began his career as a police officer in 2002 with the City of Palo Alto. Tony has been a Patrol Officer, K-9 Officer, Field Training Officer, member of the Critical Stress Debriefing Team, Designated Rifle Officer, Firearms Instructor, a Supervisor of the Mentor team and a Supervisor in the Personnel and Training Unit.
As a member of the K9 team, Tony and his canine partner ARIS had countless arrests of dangerous felons. One of Tony’s proudest moments came in 2007 when Tony and ARIS were recognized by the Peninsula Lions Club with the of Valor for apprehending an attempted murder suspect.

When not working Tony likes to lift weights, golf, BBQ, and spend time with his family.


Secretary - Agent Aaron Sunseri

Bio coming soon.


Treasurer - Joel Hornung

Bio coming soon. 


Board Member - Sergeant Ken Kratt

Bio coming soon.


BenitezBoard Member - Sergeant Wayne Benitez

 Sergeant Wayne Benitez has been with the Palo Alto Police Department for 13 years.  He is currently the assigned to special operations where he assists in dignitary protection details and security for large scale public events.  He is in charge of the reserve program, an academy instructor, and is a Board member and participant in the newly formed North Santa Clara Country Gang Task Force.  He is a Terrorism Liaison Officer, has a secret clearance through the FBI, and has been a POA Board member consecutively for the past 12 years; including 5 years as president.  His prior assignments include patrol, FTO, SRO, and Team Leader of the SWAT Team.  

 


Board Member - Sergeant Alex Afanasiev

Bio coming soon.

 

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