BART Police Department (PD) Chief Kenton Rainey is announcing retired Police Chief Patrick Oliver, the original lead evaluator of the NOBLE auditing team, will begin an assessment of BART police reforms in July.
"I want to bring Oliver back to conduct an assessment of BART PD’s reforms since 2010,” Rainey said. “Oliver had oversight over the original NOBLE auditing team. When I came on board, my goals were — and continue to be — to improve public safety and increase police visibility, strengthen and empower our organizational leaders so they can ensure accountability and provide proper guidance to our personnel; and strengthen our ties to the community so together we can work toward making BART the safest metropolitan transit system in the nation. This audit will serve as a barometer of our organizational change efforts."
Chief Rainey has asked Oliver to do an assessment on the progress of the following key recommendations made from the original NOBLE audit:
1. Organizational Statements
2. Community Engagement
4. Patrol Priorities
5. Personnel Selection
6. Employee Performance Standards
7. Use of Force
8. Biased based policing
9. Internal Affairs