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|Area 3 (orange, Beats 15 - 22) is commanded by Captain Ricardo Orozco. Area 3 is centrally located within the City of Oakland. It is bordered by Area 1, Area 2, Lake Merritt, and the City of Piedmont on the west, Redwood Regional Park on the north, Area 4 to the west, and the estuary to the south. Area 3 is a diverse community with several thriving business districts: Lakeshore, Eastlake, Park, Dimond, Laurel, and Fruitvale.|
Area 3 comprises thirteen community policing beats. If you would like to find the officer who is assigned to your neighborhood or business location, click on the map to find out what area and beat you live in. You can enlarge the map to read street names.
Problem-solving officers have been assigned to work with community members to help solve neighborhood issues. The Problem-Solving Officer Directory lists the commanding sergeant and specific problem-solving officer assigned to every community policing beat and corresponding Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils.
Area 3 Leadership
Area 3 Command Staff
Captain Ricardo Orozco, Area 3 Commander
|The Operations Commander is responsible for the deployment of Patrol resources to accomplish specific crime reduction objectives.|
Lt. Henderson Jordan, Operations Commander (AM)
|A/Lt. Steve Paich, Operations Commander (PM)|
|(510) 238-3956||(510) 238-3828|
The Special Resource Commander is responsible for the deployment of the specialized units to accomplish specific crime reduction objectives:
Acting Lt. James J. Bassett, Special Resource Commander
|Officer Michael Igualdo, Burglary ||email@example.com|
|Officer Omar Daza-Quiroz, Robbery|
Area 3 Weekly Crime Statistics
ShotSpotter technology helps police fight gun violence, delivering instant, precise and detailed data that alerts them to gunfire and helps them respond more quickly, more safely and more effectively.
For the 2013 ShotSpotter reports, go to the 2013 Crime Statistics page.
Tweets from Capt. Rick Orozco
In the Community
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, the community group EBAYC (East Bay Asian Youth Center) was taken on a tour of the OPD Communications Division as a part of an effort to strengthen our relationship with the Latino and Asian Community. The group is very proactive and involved in our crime reduction efforts. Police Communication Dispatcher Antoinette Garcia was their guide and did a fantastic job answering questions and providing information. My hope is to educate the group on how to report crimes, about some of the challenges with the 911 system, how to better use the non-emergency number, and how to be our voice in the community.
- Captain Ricardo Orozco, Area 3 Commander
EBAYC with Dispatcher Antoinette Garcia and Captain Ricardo Orozco (next to the flag)
Area 3 Neighborhood Services Coordinators
Find Your Neighborhood Services Coordinator
If you know what area and neighborhood you live in, you can find your Neighborhood Services Coordinator in the linked table. (If you do not know, use this map of the City to find what area and beat you live in.)