COMMISSION ITEM SUMMARY

Condensed Title: A resolXion consentrnS to the appointment of Daniel J. Oates as the Chief of Police for the City of
Miami Beach.

lntended Outcome of Su
lnsist on Police Department accountability and skilled managemenuleadership.

Supporting Data (Suweys, Environmental Scan, etc.): The 2012 survey data shows that 66% of our residents rite the quality of the Police Department as excellent or good, an 18Vo decline when compared to the 84olo rating in 2009; 85% of resident felt very safe and somewhat safe in business commercial areas during the evening/night, compared to 88% in 2009, a 3% decline. The environmental scan of 2013 shows
a total Part I crimes (violent and property) decrease oI 21 .8o/o when compared to the 2012 data.

Item Summary/Recommendation:
The Police Department is tasked with providing and enhancing quality police services to the Miami Beach community by promoting a safe environment through police and citizen interactions with an emphasis on integrity, fairness, and professionalism.
Daniel J. Oates, a career law enforcement professional and a lawyer by training, began working in the field as a police officer in '1980 and today is the Chief of Police of the City of Aurora, Colorado. The Aurora Police Department has 670 sworn personnel and 124 civilian employees, with an operating budget of $94 million. As Chief, he is responsible for providing law enforcement services to a city with a diverse population of 345,000 residents and covering 172 square miles.

After many conversations and appropriate inquiries, I have reached the conclusion that Chief Daniel Oates is the besi person to meet the City of Miami Beach's needs in terms of a Police Chief. Chief Oates will make an outstanding member of my management and executive teams and contribute greatly toward meeting your expectations from the administration of the City of Miami Beach. Pursuant to the requirements of Article lV, Section 4.02(b) of the City Charter, it is recommended that the Mayor and the City Commission adopt the attached resolution consenting to and confirming Daniel J. Oates as the Police Chief for the City of Miami Beach.

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City of Miomi Beoch, 1700 Conveniion Center Drive, Miomi Beoch, Florido 33139, www. miomibeochfl.gov

SSION MEMORANDUM
TO:

Mayor Philip Levine, and Members City Manager

the City

FRoM: Jimmy L. Morales, DATE: April 30, 2014
SUBJECT:

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAY
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OATES, AS CHIEF OF POLICE

AND THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE GITY OF ENTING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL J. THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH

ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDATION

Ever since my memorandum of March 6, 2014, when I communicated to you that Chief Raymond Martinez intended to retire effective April 4, 2014,I have been actively reaching out to or responding to individuals who could effectively fulfill the role of Chief of Police for the City of Miami Beach. I also enlisted assistance from the Police Executive Research Forum in
identifying potential candidates.

After an extensive process, it is my pleasure to introduce and recommend Daniel J. Oates, for appointment as the new Chief of Police for the City of Miami Beach. ANALYSIS
Daniel J. Oates is currently the Chief of Police for the City of Aurora, Colorado, and has served in that capacity since 2005. The Aurora Police Department currently has 670 police officers and 794 total employees. lt 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 going to Ann Arbor, Chief Oates served for 2'l 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 responsiblefor 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 lntelligence Division. He was a member of the Police Commissioner's
Executive Staff and served as his principal advisor on citywide security and intelligence matters. and Commanding Officer of the Legal Bureau, the 8S-attorney law office of the NYPD.

Chief Oates' prior NYPD assignments also included serving as the chief counsel

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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's of Science Degree in Management from New York University. He is a 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 lnternational Association of Chiefs of Police, where he serves on the executive committee/governing board. Chief Oates also serves on the Criminal lntelligence 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-g/1 I world.
I have had an opportunity to speak with people in and out of law enforcement who have worked with Dan in Aurora, Ann Arbor and New York. The assessment has been the same: he is a great cop, a fine leader and knows how to work with all communities. He is focused on integrity and transparency, and has been a game changer wherever he has gone. Finally, you may recall that Chief Oates was Chief in Aurora during that horrific movie theater shooting incident. He received local and national praise for how he handled that difficult period, and his strength and leadership reassured his community. I think we will be fortunate to have a police chief of his caliber to call our own. Chief Oates' resume, with significantly more information on his accomplishments, is attached. CONCLUS!ON

After many conversations and appropriate inquiries, I have reached the conclusion that Chief Daniel Oates is the best person to meet the City of Miami Beach's needs in terms of a Police Chief. I believe he will make an outstanding member of my management and executive teams and greatly assist me in meeting your expectations from the administration of the City of Miami
Beach.

Pursuant to the requirements of Article lV, Section 4.02, of the City Charter, it is recommended that the Mayor and City Commission adopt the resolution consenting to and confirming Daniel J. Oates as the Chief of Police for the City of Miami Beach.

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DANIEL J. OATES 24601 E. Ontario Drive, Aurora, Co. 80016 (303) 263-72s8
E-mail : doatcs'4,atrroragor'.9t9

WORK

HISTORY CITY

OF AURORA, COLORADO

Nov. 2005

- Present Police

Chief

Chief Executive of Aurora's nationally accredited Police Department and manager of a $94 million annual budget and795 employees Responsible for all police services in the 56th largest U.S. city, with 345,000 residents and a service area of 172 square miles that includes Buckley Air Force Base and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Led the Department in reducing Major Index Crime by 30 percent in eight years, including reductions in every category measured nationally by the F.B.I. Brought stable leadership and new vision to the Department following demotion of former chief and awkward 1O-month period of interim leadership In first year in office, revitalized police-community relations in the aftermath of several negative, high-profile police incidents; engaged officers and citizens in "community forums" that built mutual trust and led to action plans for improving citizen interaction and police department recruiting and diversity Led formation of and currently serves as chairperson of the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC), a collaboration ofchiefs and sheriffs that has built a state-of-the-art network for sharing and analyzing law enforcement data to fight crime across Colorado Implemented a comprehensive anti-gang initiative that gathers, analyzes and integrates gang intelligence with coordinated street operations, leverages state and federal partners and resources, and offers an annual, transparent report on gang activity to the community Successfully pursued creative changes in city charter and personnel rules, thereby achieving reform in long-criticized Civil Service processes for hiring and promotion; changes have included greater flexibility in recruit testing and in the appointment and removal of Civit Service commissioners, an improved oral assessment process, added recognition for second-language skills and a process for merit selection in executive ranks Created a police/citizen mediation process to resolve complaints against officers Created and published a comprehensive annual public report on police discipline, working in cooperation with union leadership and in response to community demand

CAREERHIGHLIGHT
Elected President of the 150-member Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police in 2009 and recipient in 2008 of the CACP's Ralph Smith Professional Innovation Award, a coveted peer honor for statewide leadership efforts on behalf ofthe profession.

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2OOI-2005 CITY

OF ANN ARBOR. MICHIGAN

Safetv Services Administrator/Police Chief

Chief Executive of City's Police, Fire, Emergency Management, Code Enforcement and Public Safety Communications services Responsible for $35 million annual budget and 325 employees Service area included 26 square miles, with 114,000 residents, 37,000 University of Michigan students and a total dalime population over 200,000

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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Appointed Safety Services Administrator within a year of hire as Police Chief (retaining Police Chief title and responsibilities) and given a lead role in a new senior management team charged with making sweeping change to downsize and improve city govemment Cut costs and streamlined police, fire and emergency management by merging administration, budget, palT oll, purchasing, technology and other support services Reduced major index crime by l3 percent and violent crime by 24 percent in three years; implemented COMPSTAT crime-reduction strategies throughout AAPD Reduced complaints against police officers by 26 percent in three years, and markedly improved the AAPD's standing with all elements of the community Balanced the Police FY 01-02 budget, despite $1.1 million in unbudgeted costs due to early retirements and contract settlements; saved $700,000 more in PD/FD 02-03 budgets Served twice as Interim Fire Chief, implementing long overdue reforms and cost-cutting measures (upheld in subsequent arbitrations) that closed one fire house and reduced daily staffing without diminishing essential services Totally revamped emergency management, installing new leadership and overhauling security and threat planning; implemented new, comprehensive all-hazards response plans for emergencies, natural disasters and threats to the City's critical infrastructure Successfully led the AAPD through a comprehensive racial profiling study, conducted by a nationally recognized expert, which found no evidence of profiling and was deemed among the best results ever achieved nationally in such a study Achieved a cost-cutting merger of Police and Fire radio operations; built a $1.3 million state-of-the-art 911 Public Safety Communications facility, opened in February, 2005 Created a new Community Standards Unit to perform all city code enforcement (e.g., parking, garbage, sidewalks, vegetation, cabaret, snow and ice, etc.), providing "one-stop shopping" for council and citizen complaints and prompt, consistent response Successfully negotiated a breakthrough agreement with the firefighters' union, achieving new language on staffing, discipline, promotions, mufual aid, etc., that saved $800,000 a year; eliminated wasteful Fire Department runs, reducing calls for service by 17 percent

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J. OATES, page 3

1980-2001 NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

2001

Deputy Chief, Executive Officer, Patrol Boroueh Brooklyn South
Second in command of 3,000 police officers and 700 civilians Responsible for all patrol services for 1.4 million residents, including all crime-reduction and community-policing initiatives Service area included 49 square miles and 13 police precincts Retired after 5 months in this assignment and 2l-year NYPD career to accept

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appointment as Chief of Police in Ann Arbor

1997-2000

Deputy Chiefi Commandine Officer. Intellieence Division

. o r o o . o . o .

Commander of 365 police officers, detectives, supervisors and civilian staff Reported directly to the Police Commissioner, serving on his Executive Staff as the principal advisor on citywide security and intelligence matters Planned and implemented NYPD's security for the President of the United States, all world leaders, dignitaries, VIP guests and highthreat visitors to New York City, and coordinated appropriate security for all major public events Served as the NYPD's principal coordinating official and liaison to foreign governments and to the United Nations' diplomatic corps Served as the NYPD's principal liaison on all security and intelligence matters to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. State Department, Interpol and other local, federal and international law-enforcement agencies Conducted the NYPD's most sensitive investigations into threats to public security and to the Mayor, public officials and police officers Coordinated a.nd supervised the 24-hour protection for the Mayor and his family and for other high-ranking government officials Designed, staffed and maintained an innovative new 24-hour Regional Intelligence Center with personnel from the NYPD and local, state and federal law enforcement Designed and implemented new systems to collect, analyze and disseminate criminal intelligence on violent street gangs and on organized crime and criminal enterprises Worked with U.S. State Department and New York City Commission for the United Nations to update, redesign and implement a comprehensive new NYPD training program on privileges and immunities of diplomatic and consular personnel working in New York

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Designed and oversaw the successful implementation of the NYPD's comprehensive security plan for the United Nations Millennium Summit (September, 2000), the largest gathering of world leaders in history; subsequently recognized by the U.N. Secretary General, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Secret Service for this achievement.

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Totally re-engineered the NYPD's Intelligence Division, modernizing and vastly expanding the Division's data systems, reshaping its investigative, threat-assessment and dignitary-protection functions, building a new $3 million headquarters, and creating a 24hour Intelligence Center, a modern Gang Intelligence Unit, and a paperless process for all 41,000 police officers to report criminal intelligence.

1994-1996

Deputy Inspector: Commanding Officer. Legal Bureau

o . r . r o o r

Director of the NYPD's law office, including its 85 lawyers and 40 support staff Served as counsel to the Police Commissioner and his Executive Staff Initiated and supervised the litigation of approximately 1 ,500 actions annually in forfeiture and nuisance abatement Served as the Department's expert on criminal procedure and First Amendment law Prepared and/or approved all legal training for the agency's 41,000 swom ofhcers Prepared and/or approved all agency correspondence on legal matters Supervised the Legislative Affairs Unit, which oversaw the NYPD's local, state and federal legislative agenda; briefed and prepared the Police Commissioner and other NYPD witnesses appearing before the City Council and other legislative bodies Represented the NYPD in sensitive negotiations with other govemment agencies and the private sector; served as in-house counsel on all civil law issues, including: human rights and equal employment litigation; hiring, discipline, termination and other personnel matters; contract negotiations; defense and disclosure of sensitive records, etc. CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Led the successful campaign to win the Ford Foundation's 1995 Innovations in American Govemment Award for the NYPD's "Civil Enforcement Initiative." Raised the number ofnuisance-abatement actions and court-ordered closings ofgambling, auto chop shop, prostitution and narcotics locations from less than 50 to nearly 500 annually.

1980-1994 OtherNYPDEmployment

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Varied field and staff assignments in the ranks of police officer tlrough Captain, including patrol in three Manhattan precincts, community relations, law, personnel management, teaching in the Police Academy, supervising narcotics investigations and coordinating training for the 1,000-member Narcotics Division.

EDUCATION 9/82-5186 9/91-9/93

NEWYORKLAWSCHOOL
Degree: Juris Doctor, cum laude, June, 1986

NEW YORK LINIVERSITY
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Degree: Master of Science (Management), September, 1993

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9173-5177 1993

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY Degree: Bachelor of Arts (English), cum laude, May,1977 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Business: "The Police Management Institute," an eight-week certificate program in progressive management theory that serves as the NYPD executive corps' elite leadership training
F.B.I. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE INSTITUTE
State of Colorado State of New York State of New Jersey

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ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Courts for the Southem and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey

NATIONAL

Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council The national advisory council of law enforcement executives, created in AFFILIATIONS 2004 to advise the U.S. Auomey General and Secretary of Homeland Security on intelligence and security strategies in a post-9/l I world International Association of Chiefs of Police Member, Executive Committee (IACP's Goveming Board) Member, IACP Police Investigative Operations Committee Member, IACP Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Committee Police Executive Research Forum Board of Advisors, Long Island University Homeland Security Management lnstitute, and adjunct professor of constitutional law

PROFESSIONAL

AFFILIATIONS

COLORADO

Vice-Chair, Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board Member, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP); Past President and Past Chairperson of Legislative Committee Chairperson, Colorado Information Sharing Consortium Chairperson, Board of Directors, Denver-Area Metro Gang Task Force Member, Executive Board, Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
Board Member, Aurora Symphony Orchestra Board Member, Open Door Youth Gang Altematives Member, Aurora Rotary Club

CNIC
ASSOCIATIONS

PERSONAL DATA
REFERENCES

Birth date: January 2, 1955, in Hackensack, N.J. Married: Nancy Boecker Oates in 1978; two children
Fumished upon request

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RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, CONSENTING TO AND CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL J. OATES AS THE
CHIEF OF POLICE FOR THE GITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA.

WHEREAS, current Chief

of

Police, Raymond Martinez, announced his

retirement from the City of Miami Beach; and

WHEREAS, Chief Oates' track record in law enforcement demonstrates that he has the leadership skills necessary to lead the Police Department; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the recruitment process undertaken by the City Manager himself, Chief Oates has emerged as the person best suited to lead the City of Miami Beach Police Department; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Article lV, Section 4.O2 ot the City of Miami Beach Charter, the City Manager has the power to appoint directors of the City departments with the consent of the Mayor and the City Commission;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DULY RESOLVED THAT THE MAYOR AND CIry COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, consent to and confirm the appointment of Daniel J. Oates as the Chief of Police for the City of Miami Beach. PASSED and ADOPTED this 30th day of April, 2014. ATTEST:

Philip Levine, Mayor Rafael E. Granado, City Clerk

APPROVEDASTO
FORM & LAI{GUAGE UTION

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