One year ago, under the leadership of Chief Anthony Batts, the Oakland Police Department began working on a plan to make Oakland a safer place by addressing some of the challenges that faced the Department. Over the past twelve months, many changes have taken place and we have worked diligently to implement a series of programs to help achieve our goals. more »
Oakland (Ca) – On October 22, 2010, 60 fifth grade students from Melrose Elementary School will graduate from the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program. The students received six weeks of instruction from Officer Anthony Castro of the Support Operations Division’s Traffic Operations Section. The GREAT program is designed to prevent violence while also developing a positive bond with law enforcement during the student’s early years. more »
Oakland (Ca) – CompStat is a multidimensional approach to crime reduction and resource management. OPD has been using CompStat for the last year and Oakland is currently experiencing a 14% reduction in violent crimes. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the analytical and detailed approach OPD personnel take when addressing crime. more »
The Oakland Police Department and Neighborhood Services Coordinators will be holding a Crime Prevention Workshop. Investigators will be on hand to provide advice for keeping your home, family, and identity safe. more »
On September 19th, two robberies occurred in which female victims were targeted as they came home.
During the course of the robberies, the women were sexually assaulted. The incidents occurred in the
Lake Merritt area and may be committed by the same suspect. more »
This Strategic Plan outlines the Department's vision and strategies for achieving it. Titled a “Working Draft,” the Plan is a living document that will continue to evolve and be refined. The vision and strategies outlined provide Oakland with much needed vision, leadership, and hope. Working toward that vision is an imperative.
—Chief Anthony W. Batts more »
Anyone, Law Enforcement, Fire Personnel, friends, family, neighbors… anyone! Officer Young was shot multiple times while making our streets safer. His injuries
required multiple surgeries necessitating 60 units of blood. He is continuing to need
additional surgeries and needs your help. more »