Captain David Rodriguez was born and raised in Watsonville and graduated from Watsonville High School. After graduating from WHS, David earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University. He later earned his Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California.
David joined the Watsonville Police Department in 2006. During his time here, David has served as a Patrol Officer, Corporal/Field Training Officer, Gang Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Administrative Sergeant.
David is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau and oversees Patrol, Traffic, School Resource Officer, and K-9 Units. Additionally, he volunteers his time and serves on the Board of Directors for the Watsonville Police Activities League. It has always been an honor for David to serve the Watsonville Community as a Police Officer. He has always taken pride in the opportunity to give back to the community that has already given him and his family so much.