Major Keith OíConnor has played a critical role in the departmentís crime reduction success as a supervisor in patrol and the former street level drug unit, QUAD. He most recently served as a patrol Captain where he was instrumental in creating a new enforcement program to prevent violent crime in the cityís entertainment districts. The 18-year veteran also sprearheaded the creation of the departmentís first homeless liaison position that has been a resounding success. The new liaison officer has made great strides connecting homeless people with the social services needed to get them off the streets.
During the Republican National Convention, OíConnor served as a
Commander of the Crowd Management Team that worked to diffuse potential conflicts with demonstrators and helped showcase the agency in a positive light nationally.
The TPD veteran helped the department implement the Rapid Offender Control Program in 2010. As a lieutenant, this aggressive crime fighter was also the driving force some of the Departmentís successful holiday crime reducing operations. He also served as a Field Training Officer for six years.
Major OíConnor earned his BA from the University of South Florida and is married to the newly appointed Captain, Mary OíConnor. They have two children, eleven year-old Ryan and six-year-old Natalie.