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Mildred Oliver was inducted into the Business & Professions category in 2009.

My Story

As an officer with the Oakland Police Department, Mildred Oliver works not only to protect the people in her community - but to enhance their opportunities and improve their lives as well. Mildred is executive director of Oakland's Police Activities League (PAL), which opens doors to positive experiences for disadvantaged youth by sponsoring leadership activities, field trips, sports programs, and numerous other safe alternatives to crime and violence. Under her direction, the PAL Program has strengthened the bonds between law enforcement and the young people in some of Oakland's toughest neighborhoods. This success has come in spite of the PAL Program's limited staffing and minimal resources. Mildred also teaches Administration of Justice at Merritt College, volunteers with many community organizations and is an active member of her church.