After more than two decades at the Oakland Police Department (OPD), Deputy Chief Nishant Joshi is saying goodbye to OPD. However, he’s not going very far. On Monday, DC Joshi was announced as the next Police Chief for the City of Alameda.
“It is a proud day for the Oakland Police Department,” says Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong. “Although we are losing a Deputy Chief and a friend, we are gaining a neighboring partner with inside knowledge of OPD. Losing a member of my executive staff is a positive reflection of the progressive and forward-thinking of the Oakland Police Department, as many cities look at Oakland for public safety leadership in their communities.”
DC Joshi spent most of his adult life working for OPD, joining the department in 1998 as a Police Officer Trainee. DC Joshi has served the department in many capacities including a Crime Reduction Officer, Gang and Gun Task Force Sergeant, Human Resources and Training Division Captain, and most recently Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Field Operations Two.
“We wish DC Joshi well and he will always be a member of the OPD family,” says Armstrong. DC Joshi’s last day at OPD is June 8th.