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Bureau of Field Operations
The Bureau of Field Operations is the biggest part of the Oakland Police Department. Every day, patrol officers respond to emergency calls for service. They go into harms' way to help. They work with the community to solve problems.
The Bureau of Field Operations is divided in two:
- BFO One is commanded by Acting Deputy Chief Darren Allison. It is made up of:
- BFO 1 Neighborhood Services Section (Beats 1 - 22);
- Bureau of Field Services Administration Division;
- Areas 1, 2, and 3.
- BFO Two is commanded by Deputy Chief Oliver Cunningham. It is made up of:
- BFO 2 Neighborhood Services Section (Beats 23 - 35);
- Support Operations Division;
- Areas 4 and 5.
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Find Your Area
The Bureau of Field Operations provides day-to-day police services, including response to emergency and non-emergency calls, preliminary investigations and evidence collection, community-oriented problem solving, and crime-fighting efforts.
An interactive version of the Oakland Police Areas map is accessible here. By entering any Oakland address, you can learn its Police Area and Community Policing Beat.
click on this map to see Oakland's 5 police areas
Each Area has its own webpage, accessible through the links below.
Find Your Officer - Map & Directory
If you would like to find the officer who is assigned to your neighborhood or business location, use this Community Policing Beat Map of the City to find 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 Community Resource Officer Directory lists the commanding sergeant and specific problem-solving officer assigned to every community policing beat and corresponding Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils.