Rishma Khimji is an advocate for the relationship between technology and a City’s services. She has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years and has worked in public service since 2003.
Rishma comes to SFPD from the City of Reno where she was the Director of Technology. She managed the enterprise and departmental technology portfolios for the City, including the technical platform for public safety and emergency management.
Before Reno, her career in public safety began in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was the Director of Technical Services for the Albuquerque Police Department where she managed and implemented services critical to policing and emergency management.
She has a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico.
It is her goal to ensure that the SFPD’s Information Technology department pursues and invests in technologies that enhances a community’s civic participation with public safety. Rishma believes in the empowerment of our communities through the transparency of data and information lending itself to a connected and mobile policing platform.