Oakland, CA – On March 21, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., the Marriott Hotel located at 1001
Broadway will open its doors to 1,800 applicants who will participate in the
written exam portion for the position of Oakland Police Officer Trainee. Test times
are scheduled for 8:30a.m. and 1:30p.m.
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan addressed the community in a
Public Service Announcement about the important role the community plays in
keeping the City safe. Chief Jordan said, “during this time of limited resources and
other challenges, it is no secret that we need the community’s support.”
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public
aware of a reported sexual assault. A 25-year-old female reported that on March
17, 2012, at 1:00 a.m., she was walking in the 1900 block of Broadway when she
was approached by two strangers. Both strangers physically forced the victim at
gun point to a nearby, isolated location, where they sexually assault her at gun
point. After the sexual assault, both suspects fled the scene on foot.
Oakland, CA – On March 17, 2012, a team of Oakland police officers, family, and
friends, shaved their heads to raise money in St. Baldrick’s Fifth Annual fundraiser
at Children’s Hospital. Participants received pledged donations in support of lifesaving,
childhood cancer research.
The City of Oakland today announced the temporary street closures
and parking restrictions in effect for the 3rd Annual Oakland Running Festival which
takes place on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The 26.2 mile marathon starts at 7:30 a.m.
from 19th and Harrison (Snow Park). In addition to much of downtown, the marathon
course will take runners through Broadway Auto Row, Piedmont Avenue, Temescal,
Rockridge, Upper Rockridge, Fernwood, Montclair, Oakmore/Upper Park, Dimond,
Fruitvale, San Antonio, Eastlake, West Oakland, Northgate and Lake Merritt.
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is looking for community members to become involved in the hiring of future police officers for the City of Oakland. Community volunteers are needed participate as evaluators during the oral interview phase of the recruitment process.
Oakland, CA - On March 13, 2012, at approximately 9:00 p.m., two uniformed
officers assigned to a Crime Reduction Team were patrolling the area of 90th
Avenue and Birch Street as a result of recent shootings and robberies that have
occurred in the area. The officers observed an adult male whom they believed was
armed with a firearm. The man fled from the officers’ attempts to detain him for