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 »
Oakland, CA — On Monday, November 23, 2015, Oakland Police Department
Homicide Investigators announced that an arrest had been made in connection with
the September 29, 2015 murder of muralist Antonio Ramos.
Today, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and has charged Marquise Holloway with murder and multiple counts of robbery. more »
Oakland, CA — The Thanksgiving Food Project (“turkey basket giveaway”)
begins delivery today. Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Golden State Warrior
Jason Thompson will be personally making deliveries to some of the beneficiaries
of the Thanksgiving Food Project, a holiday charity that has been overseen by Ms.
Maryann Mitchell of OPD for 25 years. It’s still not too late to donate to
www.oaklandpolicefoundation.org. more »
The Oakland Police Department will be holding a press conference this morning. Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent will be discussing this past weekend’s sideshow activity and the officer involved shooting. more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Bureau of Services Deputy Chief John Lois, Criminal Investigation Division Captain Kirk Coleman, Homicide Section Lieutenant Roland Holmgren, U.S. Marshal Donald O’Keefe and an FBI Special Agent Task Force Team member will be available to discuss the recent arrest and charging of Joevan Lopez more »