Howard Jordan (police officer)

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Howard Jordan
Howard Jordan (police officer) 2012-05-30 cropped headshot.jpg
Chief of the Oakland Police Department
In office
Preceded by Anthony Batts
Succeeded by Anthony Toribio (Interim)
Personal details
Occupation Police Chief, Retired

Howard Jordan is the former Chief of the Oakland Police Department. Jordan was appointed Interim Chief by Mayor Jean Quan in October 2011 after the resignation of Chief Anthony Batts. The appointment was made permanent the following February.[1] Prior to his appointment as Chief, Jordan had accrued over twenty years experience as a member of the Oakland Police Department.[2]

Jordan had previously served as Interim Chief in 2009 following the resignation of Wayne Tucker.[3]

Jordan announced his retirement due to medical reasons on May 8, 2013.[4] Assistant Chief Anthony Toribio became the department’s interim chief in accordance with department policy,[5] replaced by Sean Whent only two days later.[6]


Police appointments
Preceded by
Anthony Batts
Chief of the Oakland Police Department
Succeeded by
Anthony Toribio (Interim)