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Eugene Independent Police Auditor Retires After 12 Years

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Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner will retire at the end of January. Gissiner has served in the position for 12 years.

During his tenure, as an independent auditor, he worked on guidelines related to the use of Tasers and body-worn cameras. He told KLCC he’s most proud of helping change the culture of policing in the city.

“So many oversight agencies, I think they’re all just worried about holding individual officers accountable," Gissiner said.

 

"Which is very important for what we do, but that really calls for holding leadership accountable and outlining what your expectations are for leadership in an organization.”

Gissiner said he’d like to see more trust building with the community and changes to public record laws. Of his retirement, he said he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family and focusing on his health.

 

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Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.