Jayson Wechter

Jayson Wechter
President

Jayson Wechter has over 40 years of investigative experience in the public and private sector and a long history as a civilian oversight practitioner and advocate. In 1982, he worked on the community-based campaign to create San Francisco’s Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC), now known as the Department of Police Accountability. He began working at the OCC on its first day of operation in 1983 as a supervising investigator.

After leaving the OCC, Mr. Wechter worked as an investigator for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and operated his own investigative agency.

Mr. Wechter

Jayson Wechter has over 40 years of investigative experience in the public and private sector and a long history as a civilian oversight practitioner and advocate. In 1982, he worked on the community-based campaign to create San Francisco’s Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC), now known as the Department of Police Accountability. He began working at the OCC on its first day of operation in 1983 as a supervising investigator.

After leaving the OCC, Mr. Wechter worked as an investigator for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and operated his own investigative agency.

Mr. Wechter returned to the OCC in 1998. Over the next 19 years, he conducted hundreds of investigations, including officer-involved shootings, serious use of force, and allegations of biased-based policing. He designed the OCC’s training program for new investigators and wrote many of the criteria used to evaluate investigator performance. He also served as the SEIU 1021 union shop steward for the OCC’s investigators and administrative staff.

Mr. Wechter currently works as a supervising Complaint Investigator with the Oakland Community Police Review Agency (CPRA), which investigates complaints against Oakland police officers.

Mr. Wechter has been an active member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) since 2003. He served on NACOLE’s Board of Directors for seven years and has chaired or served on its Professional Standards, Strategic Planning, Training, Education & Standards and Conference committees. He wrote NACOLE’s Qualification Standards for Oversight Investigators and Supervising Investigators and drafted much of its Recommended Training for Board and Commission Members. He played a major role in writing NACOLE’s Code of Ethics, which has been adopted by dozens of oversight agencies around the U.S.

Mr. Wechter has conducted trainings and delivered presentations at numerous NACOLE conferences since 2004 and has done training on effective oversight practices for board and commission members, elected officials, and community members in California, Iowa, Virginia, and Vermont.

Mr. Wechter earned the Certified Practitioner of Oversight designation from NACOLE. He is also a Certified Legal Investigator, Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, and Certified Force Science Analyst.

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1 Van Ness Ave
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103