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 »
Oakland, CA — Holiday shoppers returning to the West Oakland BART Station will have the luxury of an escort from station to car from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 17.
OPD and BART police officers will work side-by-side with the Oakland Police Department's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and OPD cadets to protect holiday shoppers and ensure a positive shopping experience for them. more »
With forecasters predicting strong winter storms generated by El Niño, the City of Oakland is taking steps to prepare for above-average rainfall and strong winds. Residents and business owners also are urged to prepare in advance – before heavy rains begin! more »
Oakland’s Measure FF, a voter-enacted ballot measure passed in November 2014, provides annual increases to Oakland’s Minimum Wage based on the local Consumer Price Index (CPI). Effective January 1, 2016, the rate rises 30¢, from $12.25 to $12.55. The law requires that employers inform employees of the increase by December 15, 2015. more »
Oakland, CA — Mark your calendars! On December 15, the Oakland Police
Department Traffic Section will conduct its annual Motor Santa Operation to
provide toys to children (12 and under) throughout the City of Oakland.
In this Traffic Section tradition, a traffic officer dresses up as Santa and rides his
motorcycle throughout the City of Oakland, passing out toys to children he
encounters along the way. more »