Quan Pledges Lower Homicide Rate

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan (right) and Mayor Jean Quan. Photo b, Eric K. Arnold, Courtesy of Oakland Local.

William J. Bratton

Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan this week pledged to reduce the rates of homicide and other serious crime in Oakland in the coming year. The police department will hire nationally known police consultant William J. Bratton to institute Bratton’s CompStat data driven management model, which he first introduced in New York City in 1994 as police commissioner. Jordan also announced the department will to return its previous focus on neighborhood policing, dedicating resources to five police districts throughout the city, starting with two between the High Street and San Leandro border.
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