About the OPA Team

Jesus Jara
Jesus Jara

Jesus Jara, Director

Jesus Jara was confirmed by the Boise City Council on August 31, 2021 as the Director of the Office of Police Accountability. Jara has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and training and development both in the non-profit and public sectors.

Prior to joining the City of Boise as the Director of the Office of Police Accountability, Jara worked with a strong HR professional team in Benton County, Oregon, where he served as a senior analyst.

Jara has additional experience with the City of Boise and former Office of Police Oversight, having worked as a human resources compliance specialist and a police oversight investigative analyst.

From 2005 to 2014, Jara dedicated his time and knowledge while working with an Idaho-based, federally funded non-profit organization to provide social services in education, health, housing, and emergency services to migrant/seasonal agricultural working and other low-income families throughout the state.

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John Meyer

John served with the Sheriff’s Department in Orange County, California for over 30 years. As Sergeant, John oversaw Patrol Operations in the Cities of Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo. John was then appointed as the Administrative Sergeant for the City of Mission Viejo and assisted the Chief of Police Services. As Lieutenant, John was assigned to Watch Commander for the maximum-security county jail in the City of Orange. In 2011, John was appointed as Chief of Police Services the City of San Juan Capistrano. After retiring from the Sheriff’s Department, John briefly worked for the City of Anaheim, and then returned to law enforcement in 2016 as Chief of the Irvine Valley College Police Department in Irvine, California. John retired in December 2019 and relocated his family to Idaho.

John is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Police Chiefs Association and holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement: Supervision from Irvine Valley College in California.

Diane Loos

Diane has over 30 years of law enforcement experience in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. She served as a uniform officer, Commander of the Special Investigations Unit, and Captain over the Training Division/Academy, where she obtained multiple GA POST and national instructor certifications. Diane was promoted to Deputy Chief over the Support Services Division, where she retired after 25 years of service. After her career retirement, she began teaching at a local technical college law enforcement academy as the lead instructor. She later joined Lexipol/Police One as a law enforcement policy developer.

Diane has a BA in Human Services from the University of Alabama and graduated in 2005 from the FBI National Academy, Session 222.

Kai Ngo

Kai has approximately 12 years of continuous law enforcement service. He served for local, state and federal agencies. During his career, he has served in the capacity of Patrol Officer, Patrol Investigator, Criminal Investigator, Administrative Investigator, Field Training Officer, Instructor, SWAT, Undercover Officer, Deputy Chief and Interim Chief. Kai is currently an active and sworn police officer within the State of Idaho.

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