Oakland, CA —Today Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent were joined by representatives from the community; the California Department of Justice; the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office; the Alameda County Probation Department; the Oakland Housing Authority; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Marshals; City of Oakland councilmembers Desley Brooks and Larry Reid; Bishop Bob Jackson, Pastor of Acts Full Gospel Church; and the California Highway Patrol at a press conference discussing the culmination of a long-term criminal investigation. more »
Oakland, CA— On February 13, 2015 at 9:42 AM, two Oakland Police officers assigned to the Patrol Division in the area of 88th Avenue and E Street were flagged down by a woman who reported her adult son was acting erratically nearby and armed with a knife. The woman advised officers that her son had made comments about committing suicide by forcing police officers to shoot him. more »
Oakland, CA – On February 7, 2015, at 12:14 AM, the Oakland Police Department Communications Section received a call from a concerned family member regarding their 24 year-old son, who they reported was mentally disturbed and armed with a dangerous weapon threatening to hit family members, in the 2100 block of East 17th Street. more »
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent represented the men and women of the Oakland Police Department as an invited panelist at Attorney General Eric Holder’s Building Community Trust roundtable discussion held Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland. Established in September 2014, the Attorney General’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is focused on enhancing community trust and helping repair and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. more »
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 »