Major Mary O'Connor brings years of experience as a
detective and detective supervisor to her new role as commander of the Criminal
Investigations Division. She has led the Criminal Intelligence Bureau, which is
the driving force behind reducing tax fraud in our city. She has an impressive
track record of solving cases involving some of the city's most prolific
criminals. She helped launch the department's cutting edge crime-fighting
technology, SAFECOP. O'Connor was hand-picked to familiarize officers with the
software that enables them to police smarter using specialized technology. She
also serves as a knowledgeable resource for officers in need of technical
assistance and training on the computerized crime-fighting platform.
During her career, O'Connor has supervised large scale
operations that have significantly reduced crime in Tampa. She has accumulated a
wealth of crime-fighting experience in Field Training, Quick Uniform Attack on
Drugs (QUAD) and Patrol. She also spent three years fighting identity theft,
fraud and economic crimes as a detective.
Major O'Connor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration
from Saint Leo University.
She is married to Major Keith O'Connor and has two