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Office of Chief of Police
Our Top Leadership
As the leader of the Oakland Police Department, Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick manages and oversees the planning, development and implementation of all law enforcement and crime prevention programs for the City. She 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.
Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick
AC Downing is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Police Department. He is in charge of the Bureau of Field Operations, the Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Services, and oversees the Ceasefire Program.
|Assistant Chief David Downing|
|Chief of Staff|
Sgt. Eric Milina
Phone: (510) 238-3131
Fax: (510) 238-2251
The best way to contact the Chief's Office is via email: email@example.com.
Media Relations Office
|Officer Johnna Watson|
Officer Marco Marquez
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: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Contracts, and Grants. The False Alarm Reduction Unit is also a part of Fiscal Services (see Burglar Alarm Services).
Ms. Donneshia Nell Taylor leads the Fiscal Services Section.
Internal Affairs Division
The primary function of the Internal Affairs Division is to accept, process, and investigate complaints alleging misconduct by Departmental personnel. Captain Kirk Coleman leads the Internal Affairs Division.
Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General:
Lieutenant Chris Bolton 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.