A Vallejo police officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Oakland police on three felony charges stemming from alleged domestic violence, public records show. 

Ronald Maurice Dupree, a 29-year-old Vallejo patrol officer, stands accused of inflicting corporal injury on a current or former romantic partner, terrorizing the person with criminal threats, and stalking, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. 

Records show that Dupree is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful. 

Sgt. Rashad Hollis, a spokesperson for Vallejo police, said the department is aware of the incident and collaborating with law enforcement partners. 

“The employee is on paid administrative leave, and this remains an ongoing personnel matter,” Hollis said. He declined to provide any further details. 

“The Oakland Police Department is investigating a report of domestic incidents involving an off-duty officer from an outside agency,” department spokesperson Paul Chambers wrote in a statement to Open Vallejo. Oakland officers met with the alleged victim, according to the statement, before obtaining a warrant for Dupree’s arrest.

Dupree joined the Vallejo Police Department in October of 2020. He briefly left the agency for the Napa Police Department but soon returned, sources said. 

While a Vallejo officer, he has earned several commendations for his work. Last July, Dupree received a Mothers Against Drunk Driving award for making 19 impaired driving arrests the previous year, according to Vallejo police. The Vallejo Police Department also awarded him a Medal of Courage during an April 2023 awards luncheon.

Dupree’s arrest comes amid ongoing upheaval in the department, including the impending departure of interim police chief Jason Ta, who recently accepted an offer to become the police chief of Salinas, Calif. And in October, the California Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Vallejo that aims to reform the agency, which first came under scrutiny by the state in 2020 for the “number and nature” of its shootings.

Anna Bauman is an investigative reporter with Open Vallejo.