Oakland, CA — On Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Oakland Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. more »
"I want to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback concerning events associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement occurring in Oakland. We have received a large amount of feedback in the form of phone calls and emails from concerned residents as well as individuals across the country and around the world. more »
Oakland, CA – City officials continued to monitor overnight demonstrations. At approximately 10 pm last night, a group of approximately 300 protesters in the area of Frank Ogawa Plaza began throwing large rocks and bottles at officers after receiving multiple orders to disperse. more »
Oakland, CA. At 9:15pm, Police Chief Howard Jordan addressed members of the press to provide an update on the “Occupy Oakland” Operation in the City of Oakland. “The City is committed to facilitating peaceful protests and constitutional policing” stated Chief Jordan. more »
Oakland, CA: At approximately 4:00pm this afternoon, “Occupy Oakland” protesters began convening in front of the Oakland Library located at 125-14th Street. The group of approximately 400 – 500 protesters began to move in the direction between 14th and Broadway, and 7th and Broadway. Protesters in the area of 7th and Broadway began throwing paint or other hazardous material at the officers who deployed gas as a defense tactic. more »
The Oakland Police Department placed 2nd among SWAT teams in the recently completed Urban Shield 2011 Training Exercise.
In its 5th year, Urban Shield is the nation’s premiere tactical training exercise competition that tests the capabilities of first responders. The event is hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and has obtained international recognition with representatives coming as far away as Israel and Jordan. more »