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Support Operations Division
The Support Operations Division is led by Captain Darren Allison. Support Operations consists of:
Under the management of Director David Cronin, Oakland Animal Control has the dual responsibility of maintaining public safety and supporting animal welfare. The Section regulates animal-related activities within the City of Oakland and responds to a variety of animal-related calls-for-service (e.g., vicious and injured animals, animal cruelty, dead animal pick-up, barking dogs). Animal Services investigates and provides follow-up on violations of both penal and Oakland municipal animal-related code violations. Finally, the Oakland Animal Services operates a robust shelter that houses abandoned animals, facilitates adoptions, and controls dog licensing.
Oakland Animal Services
Phones are answered 9am - 11am Monday - Friday. You may leave a message during other times or call (510) 777-3333 for Field Service. Go to Oakland Animal Services to find out more.
|Under the command of Lieutenant Blair Alexander, the Special Operations Section coordinates a variety of specialized units within the Department. Special Operations provides the Department with expertise, selection processes, training and specialized equipment. The coordinators are assigned to the Special Operations Section Administrative Unit. However, the individual members/employees provide the capability to work under their assigned commander in their designated Bureau, Division and Section.|
Under the command of Acting Lt. Steve Paich, the Traffic Operations Section (TOS) focuses on vehicle enforcement and traffic safety. The TOS provides support to area commanders through traffic enforcement (motor vehicle violations and DUI checkpoints), traffic investigations, and vehicle abatement. The TOS receives traffic concerns from a variety of sources, including community members, accident data, and officer observations. In 2012, the City’s Parking Enforcement was moved to Departmental authority and placed under the Traffic Operations Section.