Chief Mattos

Chief MattosWelcome to the Suisun City Police Department web site. It is our goal to maintain the most up-to-date information regarding all facets of your Police Department. It is my hope that you find this site helpful and informative, and that you are able to obtain the information or answers you seek. If after browsing our site, you still have unanswered questions, or you believe we are missing information that would be beneficial to residents, business owners and their employees, or visitors to our City, I ask that you provide that feedback so that we may make the information available.

We are very interested in addressing community and neighborhood issues through a Problem-Oriented Policing and Community-Based approach. As the Chief of Police, I am responsible for providing a method in which information is received by the community and from the community. Your safety and security are the top concerns and priorities for me and my staff. We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for those who live, work and visit in the City of Suisun City. The men and women of the Suisun City Police Department take great pride in the professionalism that they demonstrate in the performance of their duties, and their strong desire to protect and respect the rights of every citizen. An expectation of every employee of the Department is that they demonstrate an unwavering commitment to always providing the highest quality law enforcement services to everyone.

The Department works diligently to accomplish its mission by providing 24-hour police and dispatch services that include: Uniformed Patrol, Investigations, Marine/Boat Team, Code Enforcement, Parking Enforcement, Community Relations and Crime Prevention.

We take great pride in knowing that Suisun City is one of the safest communities to live, work, or visit in Solano County. Our staff works hard to build and maintain strong partnerships with the community and other State, County, and City government agencies, as well as private organizations devoted to solving problems and providing resources to the community.

It is an honor to be the Chief of Police for the City of Suisun City, and I am very proud to have the opportunity to lead the dedicated staff of men and women who are committed to safeguarding our community. Again, we welcome and encourage feedback from our citizens so that we are able to continue developing new ways to better serve this great City. Thank you for visiting our web site.


Tim Mattos

Chief of Police


About Chief Mattos

Tim Mattos was born in Biggs, California, and grew up on a farm just outside the rural community. He learned early on that there are no shortcuts to any place worth going; and that experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, was the best teacher.

Tim had always been interested in law enforcement, but didn’t act on that interest for several years, working instead in other jobs that included the lumber industry, pest control and golf course construction. In January 1990, Tim completed the required testing and was invited to attend the 70th police academy class at Butte College near Oroville.

Tim graduated from the academy in June, and was hired as a patrol officer with the City of Woodland Police Department on July 9, 1990. He served the Woodland Police Department for 16 years, and during this time he rose to the rank of sergeant. He worked in patrol, narcotics, investigations, the department’s problem-oriented policing unit, and as a field training officer. In 2006, Tim left the Woodland Police Department to serve as a District Attorney Investigator with the Marin County District Attorney’s Office, where he worked several high-profile cases and gained invaluable experience in preparing criminal cases for prosecution.

Tim came to the Suisun City Police Department in May 2008 with the goal of getting back into a uniform. He was hired as a Commander to serve as the second-in-command, and be responsible for the daily operations of the Department. On January 6, 2015, Tim was sworn-in as the Police Chief for the City of Suisun City.

Tim met his wife, Valerie, while working for the Woodland Police Department. He has three children – Garrett, who is 27 and working on his Ph.D in Australia; Dustin, who is 25 and is a firefighter; and Madaya who is 7, and a competitive gymnast. Tim also has one granddaughter, Olivia, whom he spoils at every opportunity.