Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent was an invited panel speaker at President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century policing hearings held at the University of Cincinnati on Friday, January 30, 2015. Established by Executive Order on December 18, 2014, the Task Force seeks to identify best practices in policing and is dedicated to identifying how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. more »
Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department would like to remind you to plan ahead for a safe and enjoyable Super Bowl Sunday.
The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and police, Sheriffs, the CHP are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely. more »
Oakland, CA – Today, the Oakland Police Department held a press conference at100th Avenue and Longfellow Avenue, requesting assistance from the media and the community in helping to solve a 2014 homicide case. Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roland Holmgren and Homicide Investigator Leo Sanchez were joined by family members of the victims, Lamar Broussard and Derryck Eugene Harris, both 19, who were shot and killed at 2:15 PM, January 19, 2014, at 100th Avenue and Longfellow Avenue. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the community in helping to solve a 2014 homicide case. Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Roland Holmgren and Homicide Investigator Leo Sanchez will be discussing the case, which occurred on January 19, 2014, at 100th Avenue and Longfellow Avenue. Family members of the victims, identified as Lamar Broussard, 19, and Derryck Eugene Harris, 19, will also be present. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the public in locating missing person Davaun McNeal.
McNeal is an African American male, 12 years old, 5’5”, 115 pounds, medium complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a green, blue and white striped polo shirt, camouflage pants and black and white Nike tennis shoes. more »
Oakland, CA – On Friday, January 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Oakland Police Department will be participating in the 9th Annual Battle of the Badges by sponsoring a Community Blood Drive in the lobby area of the Police Administration Building at 455 – 7th Street. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe holiday in the City of Oakland.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate New Years safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory firearm discharges and the use of illegal fireworks. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department requests assistance from the media and the community in identifying and locating the persons in the attached surveillance photos. Investigators have released photos of several people responsible for burglary and vandalism on the night of November 24, 2014 during the downtown Oakland protest events. more »
Oakland, CA – This time of year, with all the holiday office parties and festive occasions with friends and families, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Oakland Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be out in force December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015—actively searching for drunk or drug-impaired drivers.
OPD will be conducting two DUI Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Drivers License Checkpoints and one roving DUI Saturation patrol with the first DUI operations planned on December 19, 2014 and December 31, 2014. more »