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Office of Chief of Police
As the leader of the Oakland Police Department, Chief Sean Whent manages and oversees the planning, development and implementation of all law enforcement and crime prevention programs for the City. He provides leadership, vision and direction to the Department and its command staff and promotes collaboration, communication and coordination with other city agencies and community organizations.
Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa and the following divisions report directly to Chief Whent:
Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Police Department.
Captain Ersie Joyner III is Director of Operation Ceasefire.
|Chief of Staff|
Sgt. Holly Joshi
Phone: (510) 238-3131
Fax: (510) 238-2251
|Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police|
Mrs. Yolanda Morris
Phone: (510) 238-3365
The best way to contact the Chief's Office is via email: email@example.com.
Media Relations Office
The Media Relations Office serves as a liaison to all major media outlets, assisting members of the media gather information to report on news events that impact residents and visitors to the City of Oakland. For more information, go to Media Relations.
The Fiscal Services Division is responsible for providing administrative support for the Oakland Police Department in the following areas: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Audits, Budget, Contracting and Purchasing, Financial Reporting, Grants, and Performance Measures.
Ms. Donneshia Nell Taylor leads the Fiscal Services Section.
Three units are managed under the Fiscal Services Division:
- False Alarm Reduction Unit
- Fleet/Warrant Unit
- Project Resource Management Unit
The False Alarm Reduction Unit is also a part of the Fiscal Services Division. If you'd like to know about what you need to do to obtain and maintain a valid permit, see Burglar Alarm Services.
The primary mission of the Project Resource Management Unit is to help ensure that the Oakland Police Department is a leader in the field of technology. It continues to re-engineer business processes through technology to make the Department a more efficient and effective organization.
Internal Affairs Division
The primary function of the Internal Affairs Division is to accept, process, and investigate complaints alleging misconduct by Departmental personnel. 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 Anthony Souza leads the Office of Inspector General.
Research and Planning
Timothy Birch leads Research and Planning.
Research and Planning provides the Oakland Police Department with input including identification of best practices, policy development, and legislative support. The primary focus is on conducting research and providing short- and long-range planning.
Research and Planning includes the Policy & Publications Development Unit, which coordinates the development of departmental publications and revises current publications as necessary.