Brian Buchner

Vice President

Brian is the Chief of Homelessness Operations and Street Strategies for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, where he manages and oversees the City’s homeless outreach, engagement, law enforcement, sanitation, and emergency response protocols. Prior to this, he worked directly in civilian oversight of policing for more than a decade before becoming the Mayor's Public Safety Policy Director. Brian currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Integrated Recovery Network, a nonprofit homeless service agency in Los Angeles that provides people experiencing homelessness access to housing, health care, and employment. Additionally, he serves as a senior fellow with the New York University School of Law’s Policing Project; as a senior fellow with the University of California, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs; and as an advisor to the American Law Institute's Policing Project. Brian is a past president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, the nation’s largest civilian oversight organization, and he has testified before President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the United Nations, as well as blue ribbon commissions, local governments, and community groups across the United States. He served for ten years, from 2005-2015, as a commissioner on the Santa Monica Social Services Commission, including serving for more than two years as chair. Brian obtained his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and his master’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.

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