In response to the impending cold weather, the City of Oakland, Human
Services Department has established several sites to operate warming centers, which are
open today, December 30, 2014, through Friday, January 1, 2015, in the morning. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe holiday in the City of Oakland.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate New Years safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory firearm discharges and the use of illegal fireworks. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department requests assistance from the media and the community in identifying and locating the persons in the attached surveillance photos. Investigators have released photos of several people responsible for burglary and vandalism on the night of November 24, 2014 during the downtown Oakland protest events. more »
Oakland, CA – This time of year, with all the holiday office parties and festive occasions with friends and families, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, 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 out in force December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015—actively searching for drunk or drug-impaired drivers.
OPD will be conducting two DUI Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Drivers License Checkpoints and one roving DUI Saturation patrol with the first DUI operations planned on December 19, 2014 and December 31, 2014. more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Thursday, January 1, for New Year’s Day. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday. more »
Oakland Animal Services has launched the Home for the Holidays campaign to spur more adoptions, and to welcome the community to Oakland Animal Services. The shelter will waive all adoption fees. Healthy dogs, cats and rabbits will be free to qualified homes through January 1, 2015, and can go to their new homes once they are spayed or neutered. more »
Oakland is a leading city in the United States in implementing body cameras that police officers wear on their uniform. President Barack Obama recently announced his support for the use of these cameras. Oakland leaders agree with the advantages of body worn cameras and began implementing their use at the Oakland Police Department in 2010. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department has been awarded a $140,220 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement activity and public awareness efforts aimed at preventing traffic-related deaths and injuries. The Department will use the funding as part of the ongoing commitment of the City of Oakland to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. more »