Oakland, CA — On Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM the 87th Annual OPD Safety Patrol Pass in Review will take place at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612.
Approximately 400 student crossing guards from Oakland Unified School District elementary schools (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) will be at the Pass in Review, celebrating their hard work and dedication. more »
Oakland, CA —Tuesday, May 26, 2015: About 9:00 AM this morning, an Oakland school police officer attempted to make a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The two people in the car appeared to be a match for armed robbery suspects responsible for over half a dozen armed robberies committed earlier in the morning. The officer pursued the suspects; the suspect vehicle crashed. more »
Oakland, CA —In an ongoing effort to increase public engagement, information sharing and transparency, the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department have launched the Oakland Police Department (OPD) Calls for Service Application. This new web application was created by the City’s Information Technology Department and uses Esri technology to provide a 24-hour recap of police activity in the City. Information is updated simultaneously as calls for service are generated by the Oakland Police Communications Section. more »
Oakland, CA — On Monday, May 4, 2015 Oakland Police Department homicide investigators arrested Vicente Prado-Rodriguez, 19, and Cinthia Gabriel-Martinez, 19, for the murder of 38-year-old Basilio Ramirez. The victim and both suspects lived in Oakland. At this time, we are not releasing photos of Prado-Rodriguez and Gabriel-Martinez. Investigators are still identifying additional witnesses. more »
Oakland, CA — On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 the Oakland Police Department launched a new Ceasefire page on the Department’s website.
Ceasefire is the Oakland Police Department’s violence reduction strategy. more »
Oakland, CA —Oakland Police Department homicide investigators worked with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in charging Carlton Broussard, 29, with two counts of murder for the double homicide of Marcus Sims, 29, and Donald Ray Ward Jr., 22. Broussard is one of several suspected gunmen in the shooting of Sims and Ward. Investigators continue to identify other persons of interest in the case. more »
Oakland, CA —Today, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged Donald D. Higgins for the murder of 14-year-old Davon Ellis. Higgins is also charged with two counts of attempted murder for shooting at two friends who were with Ellis. more »
Oakland, CA —On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Oakland Police Department Special Victims Section conducted another of its many anti-human-trafficking operations targeting the “demand” component of this terrible problem. While past efforts have solely focused on the traffickers (“pimps”), the Oakland Police Department is now expanding is efforts to target those who actually create the demand for this modern day slavery (exploiters or “Johns”). more »