The City of Oakland has been named as one of only 18 new
Bicycle Friendly Communities in the nation as recognized by the League of American
Bicyclists (LAB), the pre-eminent bicycling organization in the United States. The
designation acknowledges efforts by the entire Oakland community: non-profit
organizations, businesses, the City, and other agencies all of which are striving to
create a bicycle-friendly environment.
Oakland (Ca) – On October 22, 2010, 60 fifth grade students from Melrose Elementary School will graduate from the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program. The students received six weeks of instruction from Officer Anthony Castro of the Support Operations Division’s Traffic Operations Section. The GREAT program is designed to prevent violence while also developing a positive bond with law enforcement during the student’s early years.
Oakland (Ca) – CompStat is a multidimensional approach to crime reduction and resource management. OPD has been using CompStat for the last year and Oakland is currently experiencing a 14% reduction in violent crimes. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the analytical and detailed approach OPD personnel take when addressing crime.
The Oakland Police Department and Neighborhood Services Coordinators will be holding a Crime Prevention Workshop. Investigators will be on hand to provide advice for keeping your home, family, and identity safe.
In preparation for the start of the rainy season, the City of Oakland’s Public Works Agency is taking proactive measures to prepare for wet weather. During the last few months crews have been working to remove debris from storm drains and have deployed maintenance crews to address other storm-related issues. In addition, there are opportunities available for volunteers to assist during the rainy season. Sandbags and plastic sheeting offered to residents and businesses.
The innovative violence prevention work in Oakland under Measure Y is garnering national recognition from the federal government and beyond, as demonstrated by the City of Oakland’s recent receipt of two grant awards and a third partnership grant with Alameda County Probation. Measure Y funds served as vital leverage to secure each of these unique funding opportunities.
On September 19th, two robberies occurred in which female victims were targeted as they came home.
During the course of the robberies, the women were sexually assaulted. The incidents occurred in the
Lake Merritt area and may be committed by the same suspect.
This Strategic Plan outlines the Department's vision and strategies for achieving it. Titled a “Working Draft,” the Plan is a living document that will continue to evolve and be refined. The vision and strategies outlined provide Oakland with much needed vision, leadership, and hope. Working toward that vision is an imperative.
—Chief Anthony W. Batts