Fresno OIR

Fresno Office of Independent Review (OIR)

The mission of the OIR is to strengthen community trust in the Fresno Police Department by providing neutral, third-party review of police policies, procedures, strategies and internal investigations.

The OIR works independently of the Fresno Police Department and provides the City’s leaders and the public with objective analysis of policing data, actions and outcomes.

This section provides details about the OIR and its work. We welcome input from members of the public and interested organizations. To contact our office, call (559) 621-8614 or email us

Office of Independent Review Webpage

Office of Independent Review Webpage

Richard Rasmussen

Rick Rasmussen joined the Office of Independent Review in September 2012 after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His 21+ years of law enforcement experience all took place in the Salt Lake City Division of the FBI, where he supervised the Violent Crimes Major Offenders Squad. His experience includes violent crimes, drug investigations, gang …

Mark Scharman

Mr. Mark Scharman, Director of Internal Audits, Fresno OIR Mark Scharman has over 28 years of law enforcement experience for several organizations to include the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and most recently, the Salt Lake City Police Department. In those roles, Mr. Scharman was assigned to units of varying capacity such …

Office of Independent Review Reports

OIR Reports are produced quarterly as follows: January 1 – March 31 Report Filed in April April 1 – June 30 Report Filed in July July 1 – September 30 Report Filed in October October 1 – December 31 Report Filed in January 2015 Fourth Quarter OIR Report