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Francine Kerridge - Police Oversight Director

Francine Kerridge - Police Oversight Director

Francine Kerridge brings to the City more than 26 years in public safety oversight leadership and law enforcement combined. As a self-proclaimed motivated public servant, throughout her career she has successfully built effective relationships between the community and the City of Sacramento’s Public Safety departments; provided oversight and auditing functions to the internal affairs complaint investigation process; possesses an extensive track record for developing relationships with the community and creating partnerships to improve the understanding of police work and their authority; and exemplifies superior leadership talents in community engagement and transparency.

Prior to joining the City of Long Beach, in her most recent role, Ms. Kerridge served as the Inspector General for the County of Sacramento, where she conducted complex investigations and audits of community complaints of Sacramento County Sheriff deputies. In that role, she prepared annual reports for the public, including statistical information and recommendations for improvement for Sheriff policies and procedures, and worked closely with the Sacramento Community Review Commission to support their goal of building trust between the community and Sheriff Department, among other key responsibilities.

Throughout her extensive career in public safety, Ms. Kerridge conducted complex and sensitive investigations; has audited over 3,500 misconduct complaints against public safety personnel; has participated in over 100 public forums to provide professional recommendations and guidance for complaint resolution, transparency and conflict resolution resulting in reduced police and community tension; and has provided over 35 recommendations to improve public safety policy and procedures following critical incidents such as officer-involved shootings and death in-custody incidents. Additionally, she served as a Governor-appointed Board Member for the California Board of State Community Corrections (BSCC) from 2017 to 2019.

Ms. Kerridge holds a Master of Science in Emergency Management from California State University, Long Beach, and a Criminal Justice degree from Madonna University in Michigan.

Redelia Fowler – Executive Assistant

Redelia FowlerRedelia Fowler is the Executive Assistant to Francine Kerridge, Director of Police Oversight. With over 10 years of experience, Redelia is a skilled Executive Assistant who has worked with C-level Executives in the finance, banking, and technology industries. She studied Business Administration and Communications at California State University Dominguez Hills and holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Administration from West Coast Bible College. Redelia is enthusiastic about contributing to the development of strong administrative support and operational efficiency for the Office of Police Oversight and brings the same level of enthusiasm in assisting the community.
Favorite Quote: “Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.” -Stephen Covey-

Patrick Weithers – Police Oversight Officer, Investigations Division 

Patrick WeithersPatrick Weithers is a Los Angeles native with over 10 years of police oversight and law enforcement experience combined. He began his career in the private sector where he assisted with investigative and security contracts for local, state, and federal agencies in the Washington D.C. area. Patrick later gained knowledge of law enforcement procedures and practices as a Police Officer in Prince William County, Virginia. Patrick started his law enforcement oversight career in 2016 as a Special Investigator, and in 2019 eventually promoted to Manager for the former Citizen Police Complaint Commission (CPCC) with the City of Long Beach. In 2023 Patrick transitioned to the Office of Police Oversight as a Police Oversight Officer. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles.

Patrick enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Kimberly Usher – Police Oversight Investigator, Investigations Division

Kimberly UsherKimberly Usher is a native of Los Angeles with over 18 years of dedicated civil service. Her extensive career has seen her serve at the local, state, and federal levels within Southern California, specializing in investigations and public service. Throughout her career, Kimberly has been instrumental in advancing community relations and engagement, consistently working towards building stronger, more equitable communities.

As a dedicated civil servant, Kimberly has worked closely with municipal agencies to address and resolve community concerns, implementing policies that enhance public safety and trust. Her experience includes collaborating with various departments to develop and enforce regulations that protect and serve the public interest. Kimberly has contributed to national initiatives aimed at improving public safety.
Kimberly’s commitment to public service is driven by her belief in the power of community-driven solutions. She has spearheaded numerous projects and initiatives that provide platforms for citizens to voice their concerns and participate actively in the governance process. Her work has empowered countless individuals and organizations, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility towards communal progress and equity.

Kimberly's academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth." -Shirley Chisholm

Jose Rodriguez Enciso – Clerk Typist II

Jose Rodriguez EncisoJose Rodriguez Enciso is a Long Beach native who grew up in Westside Long Beach where he attended Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School. In 2022, Jose received a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach and is on track to acquire his master’s degree in the same field in 2024. Jose has been a wonderful addition to the Office of Police Oversight, as he brings investigative and clerical experience to the office from his time as a former intern with the Citizen Police Complaint Commission.

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