The purpose of the Office of Police Oversight is to provide functional support to the Community Police Oversight Board (CPOB).
Directs and manages the Office of Police Oversight staff
Provides Functional Support to the CPOB
Ensures that the CPOB can fulfill its duties
Accepts complaints filed by members of the public against Dallas police officers
Explains police complaint procedures and process to members of the public
Facilitates mediated resolution process between a complainant and Dallas police officers
Monitors Internal Affairs Division investigations into external administrative complaints against Dallas police officers
Initiates independent investigations, when necessary, of complaints against Dallas police officers at the conclusion of an Internal Affairs' Division investigation
Monitors the Police Department's investigation of a critical incident involving a Dallas police officer l0. Makes such reports as may be required by the City Manager and the CPOB
Performs such other duties as may be required by the City Manager, by ordinance of the City Council, or the Community Police Oversight Board in accordance to Article III of Chapter 37 of the Dallas City Code
Develops community outreach programs to engage the community and to create awareness of the CPOB, the OPO, and the complaint process
Supports the CPOB's efforts to promote transparency and accountability and to foster community relationships with the Dallas Police Department
Makes presentations before the CPOB, City Council, and community organizations
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Bachelor's degree and law school graduate from an accredited law school. Licensed by the State Bar of Texas, in good standing.
Must possess a minimum of 7 years of progressive experience serving as trial attorney in the practice of criminal law, civil rights, criminal justice or other relevant legal specialties.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Texas-licensed attorney also Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Five (5) years of experience in leading and overseeing complex organizations with demonstrated success supervising staff, developing budgets, and reporting to a board.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Experience as a professional in the field of civil rights issues.
Ability to conduct impartial and fair administrative and/or criminal investigations.
Community engagement experience with success in working with diverse communities and citizen groups. Experience working with various governmental entities, boards, or elected officials.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other government agencies, other employees and the general public.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing and negotiate with technical staff, consultants, contractors, governmental agencies, city management, and citizens.