On Sunday, January 17th, Mayor Libby Schaaf will present the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Alex McElree for his outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 14th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an extensive civic and cultural event that pays homage through music, to one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. more »
To achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities in Oakland, the City of Oakland is launching a new Department of Race and Equity, as approved by the Oakland City Council on June 30, 2015. more »
Today, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sent a letter to NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman with an update on the progress Oakland has made in the City’s efforts to keep the Raiders in Oakland. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe holiday season in the City of Oakland.
Oakland’s Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory gunfire, any gunfire and the use of illegal fireworks. (See their public safety message at https://vimeo.com/150272375.) more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Friday, January 1, for New Year’s Day. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public aware of a kidnapping, robbery and attempted sexual assault that occurred this past Thursday in the area of Piedmont Avenue and Randwick Avenue. We are asking anyone who may be able to provide information to contact the Special Victims Section or Crime Stoppers of Oakland. more »
Oakland Public Works Department was recently notified that it will receive $4,683,510 in Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding. This federal program funds projects that will achieve a significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. more »
Oakland, CA – As a part of our continued efforts to improve service to the media and the community, the Oakland Police Department is pleased to announce the newest member of our media team: Officer Marco Marquez, PIO.
Officer Marquez has served the Oakland Police Department for the past 9 years in numerous assignments. more »
Oakland, CA – If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, the Oakland Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from December 18, 2015 to January 3, 2016. more »