Oakland, CA — Illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire are two major
complaints received by the Oakland Police Department at this time of year.
Ushering in the New Year is a joyous tradition. We want you to celebrate safely.
Celebratory gun fire and the use of fireworks are illegal and extremely dangerous.
Setting off fireworks and shooting guns pose a great risk for injury and even death
and as such, they have no place in our City. more »
Oakland, CA — On December 19, 2013 at about 7:15 PM, Oakland Police officers on patrol responded to the 2900 block of Foothill Boulevard to a report of an armed robbery in progress. Upon arrival, the officers spoke to four victims who had just been robbed at gunpoint by two suspects. The suspects fled in a vehicle with the loss. more »
Oakland, CA— On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at about 12:40 PM, the Area 2 Crime Reduction Team (CRT 2), led by Sergeant Curtis Worcester, executed a search warrant on the 700 block of 55th Street at an illegal marijuana operation running out of a gift shop. more »
Oakland, CA — Holiday shoppers using BART will have the luxury of an escort from station to car at three locations on Friday, December 20: the West Oakland, Fruitvale and San Leandro BART stations. Oakland Police officers, joined by volunteers from the Oakland Police Department's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and OPD cadets, continue their tradition of escorting holiday shoppers to their cars at West Oakland BART. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Gun Buyback event held Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Youth UpRising on 8711 MacArthur Boulevard resulted in the collection of 147 firearms – 75 handguns, 68 rifles, and 4 assault weapons. more »
Oakland, CA — On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Oakland PAL will be
hosting its 24th Annual Christmas Dinner. This invitation-only event will
take place at Shiloh Christian Fellowship - 3291 School Street in Oakland.
Dinner will be provided for over 500 guests and gifts will be distributed to the
children in attendance. There will be special performances and fun for all. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact the PAL
Center at 510-615-5758. more »
Oakland, CA — The holidays are wonderful, but this is the time of the year that
criminals take advantage of our residents and shoppers. The Oakland Police
Department has patrols in key areas of Oakland and will continue to partner with
other law enforcement agencies and members of the community to reduce crime
during the holiday season. more »
Oakland, CA — On December 14, 2013, an Oakland Gun Buyback event will be held at Youth UpRising on 8711 MacArthur Boulevard. Part of a statewide gun buyback initiative, the event is co-hosted by Youth UpRising in partnership with Gun by Gun, an organization founded in 2013 to prevent gun violence by reducing the number of unwanted and illegal guns in the community while creating an outlet for community action on the issue of gun violence prevention. Chief Sean Whent will be there to kick off the event at 9:00 AM. more »