Burbank Police Department
200 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
T: (818) 238-3333

Police Administrator Josephine Wilson


Police Administrator Josephine Wilson has been with the City of Burbank since 2002, working in the Management Services Department and serving as the Deputy City Clerk before assuming her current position with the Police Department in September 2010.  Her employment, prior to joining the City of Burbank, was in the private sector in the fields of human resources and banking.    

As the commanding officer of the Budget and Finance Division, she is responsible for the fiscal operation of the Police Department.  As an internal service unit, the primary goal of the Budget and Finance Division is to provide financial stewardship to the department and to manage all resources very efficiently and effectively.  The Division oversees four key components which include: budget management - developing the annual budget, tracking annual expenses and revenue; payroll; contract management and procurement of a wide range of supplies and equipment; and, grants management for numerous Federal and State grants as well as Asset Forfeiture.  In addition, the Division manages several special revenue funds which are comprised of restricted resources for specific programs. 

Ms. Wilson holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge.  She also participated in the Leadership in Crises Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School.  She is a member of the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

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