Daniel J. Oates (born 1954 or 1955) is the police chief in Aurora, Colorado. He was formerly the Chief of Police and Safety Services Administrator for the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Oates was appointed Chief of Police on August 20, 2001 after serving 21 years in the New York Police Department. In August 2002, Oates became Ann Arbor's first Safety Services Administrator. He is a charter member of the federal Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council. His department is responsible for the criminal investigation of the 2012 movie theatre shootings in Aurora, Colorado, one of the largest mass shootings in American history.
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