Vacaville Police Department
2020 Northern Chapter Secretary

Lauren is a Communications Supervisor for the City of Vacaville Police and Fire Departments. She began an early career in public safety in 1998 as a Police Cadet and Police Intern assigned to Patrol, Records, Property & Evidence, Crime Prevention and Dispatch prior to her full time appointment as a Public Safety Dispatcher in 2003. She was appointed as a Communications Training Officer in 2005 and joined the Emergency Tactical Team in 2008 where she currently serves as the Assistant Team Leader. Lauren has been the primary department CLETS trainer since 2013 and a member of TERT since 2017.

Lauren holds a POST Advanced Dispatcher Certificate, POST Supervisory Certificate and POST AICC Certificate with a concentration in Public Safety Dispatch instructing. Lauren is passionate about training and has been in the in-house coordinator for department DOJ training and has facilitated regional POST Advanced Tactical Dispatching training since 2017.

Lauren attended her first CCUG Conference in 2018 and was elected as the CCUG Northern Chapter Secretary in 2020.

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and trying to keep up with her two German Shepherds, Rebel and Brinks.

Contact Lauren at (707) 449-5200 or e-mail him at lauren.coughlan@cityofvacaville.com