Commanders

Gene E. Alameda, promoted to Commander in October 2013, was hired by the Police Department on February 15, 1995. During his career he has worked a wide array of assignments, including; Narcotics Investigator (West-NET), Detectives, Training Unit (Defensive Tactics, Baton and Firearms Instructor), Graffiti Unit Supervisor, Code Enforcement Unit Supervisor, Youth and Education Services Unit Supervisor, Team Leader and Tactical Commander for the Special Entry and Apprehension Team (S.E.A. Team) and Patrol Sergeant. Gene was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2012 and to Commander in October 2013.  Gene possesses a P.O.S.T Management Certificate and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI). 

Brian P. Bubar, promoted to Commander in July 2016, was hired by the Police Department on December 9, 2002.  After only having three and half years in patrol, Commander Bubar was assigned to the West Contra Costa County Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (West-NET), as a Narcotics Investigator. He has been recognized throughout the state for his undercover work with large scale narcotics operations. He was selected by his peers as Officer of the Year after he successfully infiltrated a notorious street gang as an undercover officer. In addition to his patrol duties, Commander Bubar successfully implemented a progressive recruitment program seeking out candidates of the highest standards for the position of Police Officer.  He helped formulate the Cadet Program by creating selection and hiring standards, and creating the training matrix and was selected as the supervisor for the Priority Oriented Policing Unit where he excelled at fighting crime and developing positive relationships with the community through our schools and city departments.  He has served as one of San Pablo Police Department’s Hostage Negotiators for more than 10 years. He recently graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, which is an intensive 8 month long law enforcement leadership program.  He was also selected by his peers as the class valedictorian.  Commander Bubar will be receiving his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California Coasts University this year.   

Mike S. Gancasz, promoted to Commander in May 2017, was hired by the Police Department on August 4, 2010.  Commander Gancasz is currently assigned to our Patrol Division.