New police chief's career highlights
Sean Whent has risen up the ranks of the Oakland Police Department since joining it as a cadet nearly two decades ago:
1994: Whent joins the police force, while a student at then-Cal State Hayward.
1996: Whent graduates the police academy.
2003: Whent wins department's Medal of Valor for pulling woman from a burning car in East Oakland. That same year he is promoted to sergeant.
2005: Whent is transferred to work in Internal Affairs, saying in a 2011 deposition that he would have preferred to stay on the street and "arrest bad guys."
2006: Whent is promoted to lieutenant.
2009: Whent is put in command of Internal Affairs.
2010: Whent is promoted to captain.
2012: Whent is promoted to deputy chief, with authority over Internal Affairs.
2013: Whent is named interim police Chief after Howard Jordan and Anthony Toribio both leave the post the same week.
Source: Bay Area News Group