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Interim director selected to head Grand Rapids Oversight and Public Accountability Office

Posted at 7:54 PM, May 12, 2020

The City of Grand Rapids named Brandon Davis the Director of Oversight and Public Accountability Tuesday night.

The position is designed as a bridge between Grand Rapids police and fire departments and the people of Grand Rapids.

“[Davis] has a high level of understanding of public safety operations and their challenges and a proven ability to build community relationships and maintain public trust." City Manager Mark Washington said. "He is well-positioned to help community members understand when officers do their job well and follow policy and help our police and fire departments improve policies and hold employees accountable when needed.”

The Detroit native has held the position on an interim basis since August of 2019 and was selected after the cit held a townhall with the three final candidates. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and Wayne State University.

“I look forward to continuing to help to create and improve just outcomes and respectful relationships between public safety and community,” Davis said. “I am proud of the strategic framework the Office of Oversight and Public Accountability has created in partnership with stakeholders and I look forward to leading this pivotal office in our safe community efforts.”