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A Message from Chief Sean Whent
Introducing the 2016 OPD Strategic Plan
One of the tasks I first set for myself when I assumed the position of Chief of Police was to create a new strategic plan tailored to the realities of today’s Oakland, one that clearly shows the community and members of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) what our goals and plans are for the next few years. The process has taken longer than I anticipated, but regardless, I am excited to present the Oakland Police Department’s Strategic Plan to you today.
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“What Does It Take to Be a Cop in Oakland?” – A Great Story on Local Public Radio - KALW radio reporter Kyung Jin Lee interviewed new and veteran officers on what it takes to be a cop in Oakland. The story is very positive about the Oakland Police Department. The 9-minute audio interview can be heard on KALW 91.7 FM. (It is recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox rather than Explorer to pull up the link).
From the Daily Log
OPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspects – On Tuesday, April 19, at about 10:00 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 5700 block of Bancroft Avenue. The victims reported that three suspects had walked up to them and robbed them at gunpoint. Two of the suspects were armed. Officers canvassed the area and located two men who matched witness descriptions. The suspects fled on foot; after a perimeter was set, one suspect was located and arrested. Investigators continue the investigation to identify and locate other suspects involved.
On Sunday, April 17, at about 7:26 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 600 block of Valle Vista Avenue on a report of a shooting. Officers met with the victim, who had been robbed at gunpoint. During the robbery, one of the suspects had discharged a firearm, not injuring the victim or anyone else. The two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers located the suspect vehicle in the 800 block of Peralta Street a short time later, conducted a vehicle stop, arrested the two suspects, and recovered the victim’s loss.
Dispatcher Appreciation Luncheon 2016 – On Friday, April 15, Oakland Police Department Communications Division dispatchers and operators were guests of honor at a special luncheon held in appreciation for their service to the community and the Department. As National Dispatcher Appreciation week drew to a close, Police Chief Sean Whent and Bureau of Services Deputy Chief Danielle Outlaw expressed their gratitude for the excellent service provided by the Communications Division. Thanks to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators for their hard work and dedication.
Oakland Police Department Helps Department of Justice Nab An Escapee – On Thursday, April 14, the Oakland Police Department assisted the Department of Justice apprehend a wanted man who had fled to Oakland from the state of Oregon. Thanks to help from Kaiser the K9, OPD patrol officers and DOJ officers were able to locate the wanted escapee in the general region surrounding Holy Names College. The suspect was serving time for armed robbery and assault on a police officer.
OPD Makes Arrests – On Tuesday, April 12, at about 12:30 a.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 8100 block of International Boulevard on a report of a robbery. Officers located the suspect vehicle and arrested an Oakland man in connection with the robbery.
On Monday, April 11, at about 7:15 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to the 7700 block of MacArthur Boulevard a report of a shooting. Officers located the victim, who had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The suspect was arrested in connection with the shooting and a gun was recovered.
Police Confiscate Illegal Firearm, Make Arrest – On Sunday, March 20, at about 1:00 a.m., Oakland Police officers responded to call of a person with a firearm in the 10400 block of MacArthur Boulevard. Witnesses directed the officers to a loaded, high-capacity-magazine, illegally owned firearm under a vehicle; they also identified the suspect, whom the officers arrested.
Two Suspects Arrested for Kidnap and Robbery – On Monday, March 21, at about 5:10 p.m., Oakland Police officers were flagged down in the 8600 block of International Boulevard by a woman who stated that she had just been robbed by three males (two juveniles and an adult), who were standing nearby. The woman told the officers that the three suspects had dragged her and then taken her purse. Two suspects were arrested for robbery and kidnapping, and the third, a juvenile, fled on foot. The loss was recovered.
Firearm Recovered in Traffic Stop, Driver Arrested – On Tuesday, March 22, at about 5:00 p.m., Oakland Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the 7800 block of Ash Street on a vehicle in connection with a shooting that had occurred earlier in the day. The officers recovered a firearm from the vehicle and arrested the driver.
Police Make Arrest in Attempted Home Invasion Robbery – On Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 11:15 PM, an attempted home invasion robbery occurred in the 2600 block of 14th Avenue. Two male adults forced their way into a residence and demanded money. The victim was able to flee and flag down an Oakland Police officer. One of the suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The other suspect, an adult Bay Point resident, was detained, identified by the victim as one of his assailants, and arrested.
Robber Returns to Scene of the Crime and Is Arrested – On Sunday, March 6, 2016, Oakland Police officers responded to a caller in the 1900 block of Castro Street who reported that the person who had assaulted and robbed him in February was currently inside his apartment building. The officers were able to locate and detain the suspect, an adult Oakland resident, and placed him under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and robbery.
OPD Arrests Two for Illegal Possession of Firearms – On Sunday, March 6, 2016, at about 10:40 PM, Oakland police officers responded to the 6400 block of Telegraph Avenue to investigate a report of subjects armed with firearms and creating a disturbance. When the officers located the suspect vehicle, they were able to recover two illegally possessed firearms and placed the two adult male suspects under arrest.– On Monday, April 11, Oakland police officers made a key arrest involving a suspect who was connected to multiple home burglaries over a several-day time span. After the investigator reviewed the cases, the beat officer re-contacted victims and witnesses and gathered additional video footage. As it turned out, the suspect was already wanted on a $50,000 warrant for burglary and assault. The combination of high technology camera footage, neighbors sharing information with each other and the police, and old-fashioned beat work resulted in a good arrest.
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- CrimeStoppers - 510-777-8572
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- Illegal Drugs - 510-238-3784
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- Sexual Assault Hotline - 510-637-0298
If You See Crime, Report Crime
The Oakland Police Department would like to remind you: If You See Crime, Report Crime.
If you’re in Oakland, pre-program your cell phone to the Emergency number (777-3211) so that your emergency call will not be routed through the Highway Patrol. Instead, it will go directly to Dispatch.