Mountain View, Calif. (March 1, 2019) — Pete DeLaOssa is one of the recipients of the volunteer of the year award given by Mountain View Chamber of Commerce at their annual Celebration of Leaders Dinner.
Each year, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce honors companies, non-profits, and individuals who have made exceptional contributions and service to the Mountain View Community in a festive dinner and awards presentation. MVPSF is honored to celebrate our Board President, Pete DeLaOssa.
Pete was born and raised in Mountain View and has had a life of service in the Mountain View area.
His parents instilled in him the value of serving others. Pete knew early on he wanted to serve the community as a police officer.
Pete is a Mountain View High School alum and started his police career in 1980 joining the Mountain View Police Department. He held assignments as a Field Training Officer (FTO), traffic/motorcycle officer, robbery/homicide detective, narcotics/vice detective, personnel & training, Police Sergeant and Department of Justice (DOJ) Major Crimes Unit Supervisor in Santa Clara County. Pete held all leadership positions within the Mountain View Police Officer’s Association including serving as President from 1992 to 1994.
Pete understands the challenges and needs of public safety departments: resources, training, development, equipment, and the need for communities and businesses to support and fund additional programs.
Pete’s devotion to the public safety life and his career inspired the inception of MVPSF. Pete and the founders believe that community and corporate support provide the availability of additional resources, training, programs and equipment vital to providing quality service to the community they serve.