OAKLAND, CA (June 1, 2023) – The Oakland Police Commission is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Mac Muir will serve as the Executive Director of the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA).
Muir was unanimously selected for the role after serving as a Supervising Investigator at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), the nation’s largest civilian oversight agency. Over his seven-year tenure at the CCRB, Muir managed a wide range of complex and politically charged investigations involving fatal shootings, chokeholds, sexual misconduct, and false official statements in every one of the New York Police Department’s 77 precincts. He supervised a team of investigators that handled more than 150 cases at a given time.
Muir was raised in Oakland. “I’m humbled to accept this position,” Muir said. “Oakland is and always has been the most important place in my life. Growing up here shaped my commitment to challenging inequities in policing. As Executive Director of the CPRA, I’m committed to bolstering Oakland as a national leader in police oversight as we weigh serious challenges with real opportunity.”
In 2021, Muir was a finalist to become Inspector General for the City of Oakland and, in 2022, he served as a subject matter expert to the Oakland Police Commission. He is a member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and serves on the Communications Committee and the Investigations, Policy, and Stakeholders Working Groups.
Muir’s appointment comes as the CPRA is slated to assume many responsibilities of the Oakland Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division, a landmark transition that sets a new national standard for independent civilian oversight.
In addition to his work in police oversight, Muir has advised presidential, congressional, and local political campaigns on public safety issues. Prior to his work in New York, he served on the staff of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the architect of the City of Denver’s civilian oversight system.
Muir, who received mediation training from Columbia Law School and the New York Peace Institute, and conducted mediation trainings at the CCRB, will develop a mediation program for the CPRA. He earned his B.A. in from Oberlin College, where his studies focused on the history of the Oakland Police Department and the Negotiated Settlement Agreement.
Upon his selection to the position of Executive Director of the CPRA, Muir said, “Independent civilian oversight is a vital component of city government. I’m honored to serve the Oakland Police Commission’s mission to ensure constitutional policing and reflect the needs of this brilliant community.”
He will assume his new role on June 19, 2023.
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