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Becker named interim Oklahoma City Police Chief
City Manager Craig Freeman has named Jeff Becker as Oklahoma City’s interim Police Chief effective May 2.
Becker is a Deputy Chief and began his career with the Police Department in 1988. He has worked at the former City jail, the Oklahoma County jail, the Crime Scene Unit, the Office of Media Relations, Offender Registration, Training and Recruiting and the Operations and Administration Bureaus. In addition, he’s worked in units investigating sex crimes, domestic violence and crimes against children. He currently oversees the Investigations Bureau.
Becker has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He’s a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
The City Manager is in the process of hiring a permanent Police Chief, who reports to one of the three Assistant City Managers.