OPD Chief Howard Jordan’s Plans Make Sense

Over the past few years, the Express has published several reports noting that OPD has repeatedly failed to emphasize basic investigative police work, and that it has one of the worst records in the nation when it comes to solving crime. And while these problems persist, it’s also clear that OPD is severely understaffed. A force of six hundred or so police officers is simply not large enough for a city with so much violent crime.

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