Published on October 18, 2022
Kim Neal is departing her post as inaugural director of the Office of Police Oversight Monitor to set up a similar program in Virginia.
She joined the City of Fort Worth in early 2020 and was responsible for leading efforts to finalize the model used for independent monitoring of the Fort Worth Police Department.
“We appreciate Kim Neal’s vast experience and insight that led to developing Fort Worth’s program for independent review of the police department in order to increase trust between the community and the department,” City Manager David Cooke said. “We plan to recruit another person with similar knowledge and experience as we move forward to implement best practices for independent review of police.”
Neal was formerly executive director for the Citizens Complaint Authority, an independent law enforcement investigation agency, in Cincinnati. Prior to that, she held public sector senior-level positions in the areas of policy, employment, higher education, compliance, ethics, privacy and information disclosure in several major cities. In the private sector she also worked in the fields of utilities, government contracting and legal.
She will leave the City of Fort Worth in late November.
Fort Worth’s police monitor function stemmed from a recommendation made by the Task Force on Race and Culture.
Photo: Kim Neal