Oakland, CA —Today, the 51 recruits comprising the Oakland Police
Department’s 167th Recruit Academy began their 27-week training. Police Chief
Howard A. Jordan, joined by his command staff, addressed the recruits, welcoming
them to the law enforcement family and emphasized how important the role and
responsibility a police officer has in the community.
Oakland, CA — Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM, the 166th Oakland Police
Academy graduated at the Scottish Rite Center. This is the first Oakland Police
Department graduation in over four years.
On March 20, 2013, at 3:15 PM, Oakland Police responded to the 4100 block of
Foothill Boulevard on a report of a robbery in progress. The caller witnessing the
robbery provided suspects’ descriptions to the dispatcher. These were corroborated
by another witness at the scene. When officers arrived they were able to safely
arrest the two suspects, an adult male and female, in connection with the robbery.
On March 18, 2013, at 11:25 AM, Oakland Police Officers responded to the 4100
block of Lincoln Avenue on a report of a residential burglary in progress. The
caller provided suspect activity and descriptions to the dispatcher including a
description of the vehicle used as a getaway car.
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.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department requests assistance from the
media and the community in identifying a burglary suspect. Police have released
this photo of the person they believe to be responsible for committing a residential