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HSMI Senior Fellow Dan Oates: Press Conference From Theater - Aurora Colorado

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Daniel J. Oates, M.A., JD Daniel J. Oates is the 10th Chief of Police for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He was appointed Chief on November 28, 2005. The Aurora Police Department currently has 670 police officers and 794 total employees and an operating budget of $94 million. It provides comprehensive police services to a diverse city of 345,000 residents and 172 square miles. During his tenure, Chief Oates has overseen a 30-percent reduction in major index crime in Aurora. Prior to his appointment in Aurora, Chief Oates served for four years as Chief of Police and Safety Services Administrator for the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was responsible for all police, fire and emergency management services for a city of 114,000 that included the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Chief Oates served for 21 years in the New York Police Department. He finished his NYPD career as a Deputy Chief and the Executive Officer and second-in-command of the Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, where he supervised 3,000 patrol officers and 700 civilians and was responsible for all patrol services for 1.4 million residents in the City's largest borough. Between 1997 and 2001, Chief Oates served as the Commanding Officer of the NYPD's Intelligence Division. He was a member of the Police Commissioner's Executive Staff and served as his principal advisor on citywide security and intelligence matters. Chief Oates' prior NYPD assignments also included serving as the chief counsel and Commanding Officer of the Legal Bureau, the 85-attorney law office of the NYPD. Chief Oates is a 1977 graduate of Bucknell University with a B.A. degree in English. He was graduated from New York Law School in 1986 and is admitted to practice law in Colorado, New York and New Jersey. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Management from New York University. He is member and Vice-Chair of the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Board, a Past President of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, and chairperson of the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC), the statewide law enforcement cooperative that manages a state-of-the-art data and records exchange to fight crime. He is also a member of numerous professional associations, including the Police Executive Research Forum and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he serves on the executive committee/governing board. Chief Oates also serves on the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, the national advisory council of police chiefs and sheriffs, created in May, 2004 to advise the U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security on intelligence and security strategies in a post-9/11 world. Chief Oates, who also holds the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium Association's (HSDECA) Subject Matter Expert (SME) credential and is a charter member of HSMI's distinguished Board of Advisors, received national recognition and accolades for his management of law enforcement and public information activities following the Aurora movie theater mass shooting in July 2012.