From an early age, Vacaville Police Sgt. Dave Spencer wanted to be a police officer. It’s in his blood.
Spencer followed in the footsteps of his father, who worked for the Hercules Police Department, and who retired as a Lieutenant in 1994.
Growing up in Fairfield, he started his career in law enforcement as a cadet with the Fairfield Police Department, before getting hired as a reserve officer with the Hercules Police Department at the age of 18.
After graduating from the Napa Valley Police Academy at 19, he looked for an agency that would take a chance on a young officer and the Pinole Police Department gave him an opportunity.