Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates once worked as Police Chief in Ann Arbor

(WXYZ) - The man in charge of handling the Aurora theater shooting investigation was once the police chief in Ann Arbor, 7 Action News has learned.

Chief Daniel Oates was appointed Chief of Police in Aurora on November 28, 2005.

Prior to his appointment, he served for four years as Chief of Police and Safety Services Administrator for the City of Ann Arbor.

During this time, he was responsible for all police, fire and emergency management services for an area that included the University of Michigan.

Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Chief Oates served for 21 years in the New York Police Department.

The Aurora Police Department currently has 658 police officers and 783 total employees and an operating budget of $87 million.

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