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Bureau of Risk Management
Interim Deputy Chief Danielle Outlaw commands the Bureau of Risk Management, overseeing policy compliance efforts at the top of the organization to ensure that OPD reaches compliance with the NSA memorandum of understanding and policies.
The bureau is composed of four divisions:
Internal Affairs Division
The primary function of the Internal Affairs Division is to accept, process, and investigate complaints alleging misconduct by Departmental personnel.
Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General provides the Chief with analysis of OPD policies & procedures; conducts audits and reviews; ensures compliance with the Negotiated Settlement Agreement; and is a central repository of historical documents.
|The Criminalistics Division, informally known as the Crime Lab, is responsible for the scientific evaluation, analysis and interpretation of physical evidence. The Division also responds to select crime scenes requiring specialized knowledge, skills or abilities. The division is led by Ms. Mary Gibbons.|
Professional Publications from the Criminalistics Division
As an example of the high quality forensic work done in Criminalistics, Criminalistics Manager Mary Gibbons reports that two staff members have recently had scientific articles accepted and published in peer reviewed journals.
Todd Weller published his thesis project research in the field of firearm and toolmark analysis:
Weller TJ, Zheng A, Thompson R, Tulleners F. Confocal Microscopy Analysis of Breech Face Marks on Fired Cartridge Cases from 10 Consecutively Manufactured Pistol Slides, J Forensic Sci 2012 July; 57(4): pp 912-917.
Mark Bennett published an article on trajectory reconstruction in the AFTE Journal, the official publication of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners:
Bennett, M. Measurement of Bullet Hole Locations and Trajectories in Vehicles Using a Planar Project Method, AFTE Journal 2013; 45(1): 52-55.
PAS Administration Unit
The Personnel Assessment System (PAS) Administration Unit, supervised by Ms. Shanda Wright, is responsible for administration of the Department’s Early Identification and Intervention Program, which pinpoints personnel who need intervention or extra supervision. It also identifies and encourages outstanding work
The Training Section is composed of the following units:
Recruit Training / Cadets oversees the Recruit Academy and the Police Cadet Program.
Cadets are college students who receive a stipend while training part time in various aspects of police service. The program is designed for hardworking, ambitious young men and women between 18 and 20 who are considering careers in the field of law enforcement.
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention. The Alameda County CIT Program is a collaborative effort between the Oakland Police Department and Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, and is designed to educate law enforcement officers to interact with individuals with a mental illness. The program improves the safety of patrol officers, consumers, family members, and citizens within the community. To learn more, please visit the Crisis Intervention Training page.
Policy & Publications Development
Policy and Publications Development coordinates the development of departmental publications and revises current publications as necessary.This unit also oversees Power DMS and the OPD Publications Resource Library website.
The In-Service Unit develops, coordinates, implements, tracks and monitors the on-going training and qualifications for all sworn and select civilian personnel. In addition, the unit presents regular training updates on various legal and procedural matters as mandated by State and Federal law as well as Departmental policy and court mandates
In-Service Training oversees three areas of training:
- The Firearms Range
- The Reprographics Unit
- Safety Officer
Interested in joining the Oakland Police Department?
Please visit our recruiting website at http://opdjobs.com, or call 1-888-OPD-JOBS