As a former California Highway Patrol officer and currently an investigator for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Paul San Gregorio is a veteran law enforcement officer proudly serving the State of California for more than 20 years.
“I started my state career with the California Highway Patrol as a state traffic officer in October of 1989,” said San Gregorio. “I have been a road patrol officer, drug recognition expert, radar instructor, CPR and EMT/EMR instructor, and I worked commercial motor vehicle enforcement, as well.”
In 2005, San Gregorio left State service for a period of five years to be with his family in Spokane, Washington. “In May 2010, I was able to reinstate back to State service and became a senior investigator with the California Department of Food and Agriculture. A job that keeps me very busy.”
Also keeping San Gregorio busy is his role as president of the California Association of Fraud Investigators (CAFI), a role he assumed in 2012. As CAFI president, San Gregorio is one of 18 directors on the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association’s Board of Directors.
“It’s important that our members have a voice and we serve as that voice in solving workplace issues, bargaining, and legislation,” said San Gregorio.
San Gregorio was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and upon graduation from the CHP academy was assigned to the Central Coast to work in Monterey California. Prior to relocating to Washington, he spent time working in Gold Run, California, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
His hobbies include performance cars, diesel trucks, hunting, fishing, horse ownership, and spending time with my wife, Katie of 13 years, daughter, Sierra and his son, Noah. Their home is in Rocklin, California.
“Being a native Californian as well as public safety employee gives me a unique perspective on working within this state as well as working with my fellow CAFI members. ” said San Gregorio.