Thursday, February 2, 2012

Congratulations to Chiefs Jordan & Reed

The Chamber salutes Police Chief Howard Jordan and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed for their appointments to Oakland’s public safety departments. Mayor Quan has taken the “interim” tag off Chief Jordan while at the same time naming Reed, the former San Jose Assistant Fire Chief, to head the Oakland Fire Department.

Chief Jordan is a 24-year veteran on Oakland’s Police Department and the city’s first homegrown police chief since 2004. He has worked as patrol officer, watch commander, SWAT team member, criminal investigator and head of the school police department since joining the force in 1988.

When Chief Reed takes over the Fire Department in March, Oakland will join a growing list of Bay Area cities, including San Francisco and Berkeley, to have female fire chiefs. She had spent her entire career in San Jose where she worked alongside Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana.

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