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A Message from Chief Sean Whent
Introducing the 2016 OPD Strategic Plan
One of the tasks I first set for myself when I assumed the position of Chief of Police was to create a new strategic plan tailored to the realities of today’s Oakland, one that clearly shows the community and members of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) what our goals and plans are for the next few years. The process has taken longer than I anticipated, but regardless, I am excited to present the Oakland Police Department’s Strategic Plan to you today.
What's New at OPD?
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“What Does It Take to Be a Cop in Oakland?” – A Great Story on Local Public Radio - KALW radio reporter Kyung Jin Lee interviewed new and veteran officers on what it takes to be a cop in Oakland. The story is very positive about the Oakland Police Department. The 9-minute audio interview can be heard on KALW 91.7 FM. (It is recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox rather than Explorer to pull up the link).
From the Daily Log
OPD Officers Quickly Locate and Arrest Bank Robbers – On Monday, January 25, 2016 at approximately 10:00 AM, Oakland Police officers responded to a call regarding a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located in the 3300 block of Lakeshore Avenue. Witnesses were able to provide descriptions of the suspects and the suspect vehicle. At approximately 10:24 AM, OPD officers who were canvassing nearby located the suspect vehicle, conducted an investigative stop, and arrested two male adult Oakland residents for the robbery. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the investigators at (510) 238-3426.
OPD Officers Make Car Stop, Recover Assault Weapon – On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at about 6:23 PM, Oakland Police officers elected to conduct a traffic stop related to a vehicle code violation. During the preliminary investigation, officers discovered an illegal assault rifle. The driver was arrested at the scene. Officers additionally recovered multiple rounds of ammunition.
OPD Arrests 3 for Burglary – On Thursday, January 21, 2016, just after 12:00 PM, Oakland Police officers responded to a residential burglary in the 4700 block of Tompkins Avenue. When the officers arrived on scene, they were able to locate three suspects, who were arrested in connection with the residential burglary. Additionally, the vehicle the suspects were driving had been reported stolen. Investigators are looking into the possibility that these suspects may be connected to other crimes.
Oakland Officers Arrest Suspected Identity Thieves – On January 2, 2016, 9:20PM, OPD officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop for a vehicle code violation. During their investigation they discovered multiple stolen credit cards, checks, gift cards, and personal documents. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested at the scene. Officers and investigators believe the items were taken in recent burglaries. (Identity theft prevention tips can be accessed on our Safety Tip webpage).
OPD Officers Make New Year’s Eve Arrest for Celebratory Gunfire – On December 31, 2015 at 9:15PM, officers responded to the 1200 block of 90th Avenue on a report of a ShotSpotter activation. When they arrived, they located three individuals: two male adults and a juvenile. Officers arrested one male and one juvenile for illegally discharging a firearm within city limits. The other adult was released at the scene. Two firearms were recovered as well as multiple casings. This arrest was made by a Special Enforcement Team specifically assigned to respond to ShotSpotter activation and associated gunfire and fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Charged Ella Coleman, 24, of Oakland With Murder of Emeryville Business Owner Royce V. Vaughn - OAKLAND, CA - On December 21, 2015, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Ella Coleman, 24, of Oakland with the murder of Emeryville business owner Royce V. Vaughn, who died May 29, 2015. The Oakland Police Department initially arrested Coleman on August 25, 2015 on an unrelated robbery charge, and Coleman later admitted to driving over Vaughn in an interview with Oakland Police investigators.
BACKGROUND: On Friday, May 29, 2015, just after 11:00 PM, while in the 800 block of 28th Street, Vaughn was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene (see press release). When OPD officers arrived on scene, they found him on the street, unresponsive. Medical personnel pronounced him deceased.
Tips - Make Anonymous Tips
Make Anonymous Tips
Make an ANONYMOUS TIP by phone:
- CrimeStoppers - 510-777-8572
- Homicide & Robbery - 510-238-7950
- Illegal Drugs - 510-238-3784
- Illegal Firearm or Firearm Offense - 510-535-4867
- Sexual Assault Hotline - 510-637-0298
If You See Crime, Report Crime
The Oakland Police Department would like to remind you: If You See Crime, Report Crime.
If you’re in Oakland, pre-program your cell phone to the Emergency number (777-3211) so that your emergency call will not be routed through the Highway Patrol. Instead, it will go directly to Dispatch.