Oakland, CA — Today, January 8, 2016, at 10:00 AM, 33 members of the 173rd Oakland Police Basic Academy graduated at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. Celebratory cheers from family and friends rang out as Lieutenant Sekou Millington announced the names of our new officers and welcomed them to the ranks of the Oakland Police Department. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe holiday season in the City of Oakland.
Oakland’s Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory gunfire, any gunfire and the use of illegal fireworks. (See their public safety message at https://vimeo.com/150272375.) more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public aware of a kidnapping, robbery and attempted sexual assault that occurred this past Thursday in the area of Piedmont Avenue and Randwick Avenue. We are asking anyone who may be able to provide information to contact the Special Victims Section or Crime Stoppers of Oakland. more »
Oakland, CA – As a part of our continued efforts to improve service to the media and the community, the Oakland Police Department is pleased to announce the newest member of our media team: Officer Marco Marquez, PIO.
Officer Marquez has served the Oakland Police Department for the past 9 years in numerous assignments. more »
Oakland, CA – If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, 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 actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from December 18, 2015 to January 3, 2016. more »
Oakland, CA — Holiday shoppers returning to the West Oakland BART Station will have the luxury of an escort from station to car from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 17.
OPD and BART police officers will work side-by-side with the Oakland Police Department's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and OPD cadets to protect holiday shoppers and ensure a positive shopping experience for them. more »
Oakland, CA — Mark your calendars! On December 15, the Oakland Police
Department Traffic Section will conduct its annual Motor Santa Operation to
provide toys to children (12 and under) throughout the City of Oakland.
In this Traffic Section tradition, a traffic officer dresses up as Santa and rides his
motorcycle throughout the City of Oakland, passing out toys to children he
encounters along the way. more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Department and Stanford University will host an all-day round table session to discuss the research, opportunities and challenges of the large amounts of data related to body worn cameras. The session will include law enforcement leaders, federal agency experts, researchers, and private sector innovators. more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland police investigators released the attached photo of an individual they believe to be responsible for a bank robbery.
On November 24, 2015 at approximately 10:45am, the suspect entered the Citibank Bank located at 1325 Broadway. He approached a teller and demanded money. After committing the robbery, the suspect fled on foot with the loss. more »
Oakland, CA — In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the
Oakland Police Department Ceasefire Team and 14 Bay Area law enforcement
agencies served 20 search warrants.
Fourteen warrants were served in Oakland. Other warrants were served in Antioch,
Dublin, Sacramento, San Lorenzo, Stockton, and Tracy. The warrants were issued
for crimes such as double homicide (September 2015), shooting, robbery, and weapons violations. more »