Burnham Brown Supports Oakland Police Foundation
The Oakland Police Foundation is an important non-profit charitable organization founded and supported by concerned Oakland residents, business owners, civic leaders and strategic partners to respond to the impact of Oakland's fiscal crisis upon the Police Department and its officers. This foundation raises private money to provide direct funding to the Oakland Police Department for necessary training and equipment to enhance the safety and effectiveness of its officers, especially in the areas supporting their efforts to reduce violent crimes against Oakland youth and families. Burnham Brown partners Gregory Brown and Jimmie Williams have been instrumental in the successful formation and launch of this foundation's active operations, working in close concert with the Oakland Police Officers Association, the Chief and command staff of the Oakland Police Department and many community, religious, and business leaders. Mr. Williams continues to provide important legal support to the organization and its operations. Mr. Brown has been elected to a two year term on the Board of Directors and to serve as the Chair of the foundation, the civilian counterpart to the Vice-Chairman, Captain Ersie Joyner of the Oakland Police Department.