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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:
|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.
Internal Affairs Division
The primary function of the Internal Affairs Division is to accept, process, and investigate complaints alleging misconduct by Departmental personnel. Acting Captain Oliver Cunningham leads the Internal Affairs Division.
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audits and reviews; ensures compliance with the Negotiated Settlement Agreement; and is a central repository of historical documents.
Acting Lieutenant Michelle Allison leads the Office of Inspector General.
Personnel & Training Division
The Personnel Resources & Training Division is led by Acting Captain Donna Hoppenhauer. The Division is composed of the following units:
The Personnel Section is managed by Ms. Cee Belue. Personnel is responsible for daily processing of all personnel-related matters. It maintains individual personnel files for everyone who works for OPD.
The Personnel Section recruits qualified people who are capable of providing outstanding police services to the citizens of Oakland. It maintains a constant flow of information to the public concerning employment opportunities within the Police Department. It coordinates the extensive selection processes for Police Officer Trainee and lateral Police Officer. And it conducts extensive background investigations on perspective personnel.
Personnel is divided into three units:
- Medical Unit
- Personnel Administrative Services / Payroll Unit
- Recruiting & Backgrounds Unit
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The Training Section is managed by Lt. Sekou Millingham.
The Training Section is committed to providing the best law enforcement training available — utilizing the most effective and efficient technologies and up-to-date methodologies that are relevant and instructionally sound.
Training is divided into five units:
- Recruit Training - Prepares trainees and ensures that each student graduates with the demonstrated character, problem-solving abilities, human relations and communication skills and physical ability necessary to meet the professional standards required of a peace officer.
- Cadet Program - Designed for hardworking, ambitious young men and women who desire to explore and develop careers in law enforcement while attending college.
- Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) - Designed to educate law enforcement officers to interact with individuals with mental illness. For more information on this innovative prograee the Crisis Intervention Training page.
- Policy & Publications Development - Coordinates the development of departmental publications and revises current publications as necessary.
- In-Service Training - Provides on-going training and qualifications for all sworn and select civilian personnel.
iPAS Administration Unit
The Personnel Assessment System (PAS) Unit, supervised by Ms. Shanda Wright, is responsible for administration of the Department’s Early Identification and Intervention Program.
iPAS is a pro-active, non-disciplinary, early identification and intervention program designed to identify and positively influence conduct, correct performance-related problems and to recognize exemplary performance.
The iPAS program has enhanced the Oakland Police Department’s ability to assess and evaluate its personnel, units and subunits. PAS data is used by supervisors commanders/managers and executive command staff.