Public Safety Accountability
In 1999, the Mayor and Sacramento City Council established the Office of Police Accountability for the purpose of monitoring the investigation of citizens’ complaints. In July 2004, the City Manager, with City Council approval, increased the Officer’s responsibilities to include the Sacramento Fire Department. The Office was renamed the Office of Public Safety Accountability (OPSA).
Francine Tournour is the Director of the Office of Public Safety Accountability and has broad oversight authority to evaluate the overall quality of employee performance and the authority to encourage systemic change. The Office specifically tracks and monitors high profile or serious complaint cases to conclusion, reviews completed investigations, and advises the City Manager of any deficient investigations. The Office of Public Safety Accountability is under the direction, control and supervision of the City Manager.