Oakland, CA — On March 15, 2013, the Oakland Police Department participated in
a statewide Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation. OPD was one of over 100 law
enforcement agencies participating in the operation, conducted statewide for the
second time ever. The Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation program is intended to reduce
the availability of alcohol to minors.
Oakland, CA - Recent news accounts and events have caused community concern regarding the adequacy of investigations conducted by the Oakland Police Department (OPD). As Chief of Police, I am responsible for the effective, professional, and lawful delivery of police services under my command.
Oakland, CA, March 13, 2013 - Today, the Oakland Police Department announces names and charges resulting from warrants served last Friday in connection with the Ceasefire Initiative, Oakland’s central violence reduction strategy.
Oakland, CA - On Friday, March 8, 2013, Oakland Police Chief Howard A. Jordan was joined by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Mayor Jean Quan, and City Administrator Deanna Santana to discuss an extensive 30-day Oakland Police Department (OPD) investigation of Oakland gangs and groups thought responsible for many recent shootings and homicides. The investigation culminated with pre-dawn warrant services this morning.