Oakland, CA — Today, September 22, 2014, the Oakland Police Department accepted 20 new police recruits, a welcome addition to the Department that increases current staffing to 684. When the 170th Academy graduates on October 31, 2014, the Department will have over 700 officers. We continue our efforts to grow the Police Department and increase public safety in the City of Oakland. more »
The Oakland Public Library (OPL) and Oakland Parks and Recreation Department (OPR) have partnered with Oakland-based nonprofit, Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (BRL) to offer a series of Hip Hop Therapy programs and community workshops to youth in East and West Oakland. more »
The City of Oakland has issued a Notice of Parklet Opportunity (NPO) to bring additional parklets to Oakland’s various commercial corridors. Parklets are the latest trend to improve an area’s pedestrian friendliness by creating publicly accessible spaces to sit and interact. This round of proposals, announced on PARK(ing) Day, follows the initial launch of the pilot program in September 2011 and will result in up to 15 parklets being selected from all complete submissions received by November 17, 2014. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in an effort to lower the number of motorcycle-related deaths and injuries and increase public awareness. more »
Oakland, CA – Friday, September 26, 2014 (11:59 PM) is the deadline to apply for the 173rd Oakland Police Recruit Academy to pursue a career as an Oakland Police Officer.
The ideal candidate has an education and experience demonstrating personal motivation, cares about others, can deal effectively and fairly with residents and co-workers, can identify problems and resolve them quickly while under pressure, and wants to work in a fast-paced, urban environment. more »
Waste Management has recently begun collecting signatures on three petitions seeking to pass a referendum which would invalidate the City Council’s recent decision to award three Zero Waste contracts to California Waste Solutions (for collection of mixed materials and organics, collection of residential recycling and landfill disposal). Significant misinformation is being communicated to potential voters by signature gatherers about this issue and the impact a referendum would have on the City Council’s decision to award the contracts to CWS effective July 1, 2015. more »