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 »
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Department and Stanford University will host an all-day round table session to discuss the research, opportunities and challenges of the large amounts of data related to body worn cameras. The session will include law enforcement leaders, federal agency experts, researchers, and private sector innovators. more »
For three-quarters of a century, the City and Port of Oakland Employees’ Chorus has spread cheer and good will with concerts every holiday season. Three free, noontime concerts marking the group’s 75th Season will be held on Wednesday, December 9; Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11. These concerts are open to the public. more »
In December, the library will distribute cards for its second annual “Winter Bingo” game, encouraging children in grades K-5, and parents of younger children and babies, to do activities that stimulate literacy and learning. Any child or parent may return a bingo card with five activities marked in a row to any Oakland Public Library between December 19, 2015, and January 16, 2016, to select a free paperback book to keep, as a prize. more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland police investigators released the attached photo of an individual they believe to be responsible for a bank robbery.
On November 24, 2015 at approximately 10:45am, the suspect entered the Citibank Bank located at 1325 Broadway. He approached a teller and demanded money. After committing the robbery, the suspect fled on foot with the loss. more »