Command Staff

Chief Dan Bellini has been with the Woodland Police Department since 1985.  He began his career assigned to the Patrol division and subsequently was assigned the position of K-9 officer. He was later assigned to YONET, a countywide task force responsible for investigating mid to high range narcotic dealers in the Yolo County area. As a Sergeant, he was responsible for supervising the Department's Gang Task Force as well as the Department's Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP team).  As Captain, he oversaw the Patrol Division.

In 1995 and 1999, he was the recipient of the Ben Ali Jay Reynolds Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. In 1997 he was selected as the department's Officer of the Year by his peers. 
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He completed his West Point Leadership Program in 2001 and was a graduate of the 213th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  He graduated in 2006 with Class 39 of the Law Enforcement Command College through the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Chief Bellini graduated with honors from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics. Additionally, he received a Master's degree in Biological Science with a concentration in Molecular Biology from California State University at Sacramento.

Chief Bellini assumed the position of Interim Police Chief in July 2010 and was officially promoted to Police Chief in October 2010.  In July 2011 Chief Bellini was appointed as Public Safety Chief which now includes oversight and management of the Fire Department.

Captain Derrek Kaff joined the Woodland Police Department as a patrol officer on July 17, 2000. He was appointed to the position of Corporal in August of 2002 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August of 2003 in the Patrol Division.  He has also served as the Professional Standards Division Sergeant, assistant team leader of the SWAT team, Bike Patrol Sergeant and as a Lieutenant, he served as the SWAT Team's Tactical Commander.  He is an instructor with the Department in a variety of training areas.. 

Captain Kaff received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology from Arizona State University. He has also attended the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute graduating in March 2005. 
Lieutenant Anthony Cucchi joined the Woodland Police Department as a patrol officer on June 24, 1998, one week after graduating from the Sacramento Public Safety Center Basic Police Academy.  Lt. Cucchi has had assignments in Patrol; as a School Resource Officer; Bike Patrol and as assistant team lader on the SWAT team from 2001-2009.  He has been awarded with the 10851 pin and the Distinguished Unit Award with SWAT.  He was appointed to Corporal in January 2006 and promoted to Sergeant in July 2006.  Lt. Cucchi received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership at St. Mary's College in Moraga. 

Lt. Cucchi is currently assigned to the Investigations Division.  He has also served in the United States Army with assignments in Ft. McClellan in Alabama; Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia; Giessen, Germany; Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY; Bosnia and Ft. Hood, TX.   He was honorably discharged in March 1997.

Lt. Heath Parsons began his law enforcement career with the Albuquerque Police Department from 1999-2002.  After relocating to California with his family, he attended and completed a P.O.S.T. requalification Basic Course at the Yuba College Police Academy in Marysville and was then hired by the Woodland Police Department in April 2003.   In January 2005, he was chosen to be the DUI Enforcement Officer for the department as designated by grant funding from the Office of Traffic Safety.  He was a member of the department’s SWAT team for many years and in charge of the bike patrol team.  Heath was promoted to Sergeant in September 2006 and was assigned as the Sergeant in command of the Yolo County Gang Task Force in January 2011.  

Lt. Parsons graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry.  He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.   
   
Lt. Aaron Delao joined the Woodland Police Department in 1998 as a patrol officer. He worked as a patrol officer until 2003 when he joined the Woodland Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU). Lt. Delao worked as a detective for the GVSU until 2008. In July of 2010 he was appointed to the position of Corporal and in August he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In 2015, Lt. Delao served as the Sergeant in command of the Yolo County Gang Task Force until his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in 2016. Lt. Delao was a member of the department's SWAT team for 10 years. He has also served as a Field Training Officer and use of force instructor.

Lt. Delao graduated from California State University in Sacramento in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. In 2015 he graduated from Brandman University in Irvine, CA. with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development. Lt. Delao is currently assigned to the Investigation Division.