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 »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department has been awarded a $140,220 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement activity and public awareness efforts aimed at preventing traffic-related deaths and injuries. The Department will use the funding as part of the ongoing commitment of the City of Oakland to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. more »
Oakland, CA — On December 13, 2014, 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 the Oakland Police Department and 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. more »
Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland experienced significant protest events last week. Many of the protesters were peaceful. However, at times numerous groups of people committed acts of violence and vandalism. Individuals have been arrested for a range of crimes, including obstructing highways, burglary (looting), failure to disperse, obstruction, vandalism, and assault.
On Monday, December 1, 2014, the Alameda County DA’s Office charged three men with commercial burglary for breaking into a business in the 900 block of Broadway. 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 this holiday season safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory firearm discharges and the use of illegal fireworks. more »
The City of Oakland has experienced significant protest events for the past two days. In preparation for ongoing actions, our outside agency partners have committed additional resources to assist us and we will work diligently to protect our city. The California Highway Patrol is assigning significantly more officers to maintain control of the freeways leaving additional Oakland Police officers to police the streets. more »
Oakland, CA — On Friday, October 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM, 35 members of the 169th Oakland Police Recruit Academy graduated at the Scottish Rite Center.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent was joined by Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Henry Garner, his command and Training staff. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department realizes that this holiday weekend will be busy with many planned events. Our priority is public safety; therefore, we have increased staffing citywide. We are also directing resources to prevent illegal car stunts and dangerous driving. We want to ensure that everyone has a safe weekend. more »