Joe Allio 1 Feb 2016

Fairfield Chief of Police Joe Allio

Fairfield Police Chief

Joe Allio joined the Fairfield Police Department in 1987 after working for the South San Francisco Police Department, for three years. During his career he has advanced through the ranks to Chief. Allio has worked in virtually every assign-ment including Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Youth Services, Internal Affairs, and Community Services. He was a founding member of the department’s Peer Support Team, participated in the development of “active shooter” response train-ing, and developed and implemented the Police Probation Team.

Chief Allio has earned two “Exceptional Performance Citations”: the first was for his professionalism and persistence during the investigation of a double homicide, which ultimately led to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator for these heinous crimes; and, the second was for his actions during a hostage incident and subsequent interactions with family members of witnesses of the actions taken by responding officers.


B.A., Criminal Justice Management, Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH

President, The Leaven;

California Police Chief's Association;

International Association of Chiefs of Police;

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