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Formerly known as Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
This neighborhood-level program brings community members together by beat to work in partnership with the Oakland Police Department to solve problems that lead to crime. Neighborhood Councils emphasize leadership development, skill building, and strengthening relationships among residents. There are 53 Neighborhood Councils in the City.
For more information, please contact (510) 986-2715.
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about Neighborhood Councils (a.k.a. NCPCs).
Role of Neighborhood Services Coordinator
Neighborhood Services Coordinators (NSCs) are assigned to each of the 57 community policing beats in Oakland. They help residents work together and in partnership with the Police and other City departments.
Neighborhood Councils (NCPCs) have been established in each community policing beat so residents can get to know each other, identify problems, and work together to solve those problems.
The NCPCs are part of Oakland’s community policing program.
What do Neighborhood Services Coordinators do?
1. Work for concrete improvements in their neighborhoods
- Help NCPC leaders identify and prioritize issues
- Provide advice and guidance on how to organize community resources
- Stay in regular communication with the Problem Solving Officer
- Act as the liaison between the police department and the community
2. Help NCPC leaders develop their skills so they can accomplish their goals
- Help NCPC leadership evaluate meetings to determine what worked well and what could to be improved
- Provide training to NCPC leaders so they can hone their skills in areas such as meeting facilitation, agenda setting, and outreach
- Help the NCPC leaders develop a strategic planning process so they can set the overall goals of the organization
3. Help identify leaders and participants for NCPCs and Neighborhood Watch
- Conduct outreach to identify issues and people who might be interested in working together to solve problems
- Go door to door with neighborhood leaders so they can get to know people and identify local interests and issues.
- Conduct one-on-one interviews with potential participants
4. Help NCPC leaders access the City of Oakland and other agencies so they will be more responsive to their neighborhood needs.
- Make contact or refer NCPC leaders to various City staff to help solve problems
- Work with city and other agencies to establish cases, to insure cases progress
5. Help the NCPC develop into a strong neighborhood-based organization that reflects the interests of the neighborhood.
- Make sure the NCPC runs well: help the leadership develop by-laws; ensure election of officers, etc.
- Help the NCPC develop processes for communication, agenda setting, outreach, etc.
- Help the NCPC produce and promote Safety Workshops, National Night Out and other events that help establish the organization’s vital role in the community.