Oakland Police Department

Oakland Police Department The Oakland Police Department is the law enforcement agency responsible for the City of Oakland, CA. We are located in downtown Oakland at 455 7th Street.
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Mission: The City of Oakland is committed to delivering courteous, efficient and responsive services. We treat our customers and employees with fairness, dignity and respect. "We will be there when you need us"

Oakland Police Officers are dedicated to keeping our community safe. These are just a few of the 475 guns linked to crim...
07/16/2020

Oakland Police Officers are dedicated to keeping our community safe. These are just a few of the 475 guns linked to crimes, that Oakland officers recovered this year.

07/14/2020
86% of shootings in Oakland are unreported.

News from: Oakland Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 13, 2020

Denver, Chicago, New Orleans, and Nashville are just a few of America's major cities that are experiencing a spike in shootings and homicides. In the first six months of 2020, there were more than 180 reported assaults with a firearm in Oakland, up 34% year to date.

The Oakland Police Department relies on our community members to call 911 and report gunfire. However, roughly 86% of shootings in Oakland are unreported. A major reason OPD utilizes ShotSpotter technology in more than 16 square miles of the city. Less than 30 seconds after the first fired shot, ShotSpotter pinpoints the location and alerts OPD’s Communications Division and Police Officers of an active gunfire scene.

So far this year, there are more than 2,600 ShotSpotter activations in Oakland. A 24% increase over the same time last year. In 2019, there were more than 10 gunfire incidents on an average day in Oakland, with more than 50 shots fired recorded by ShotSpotter.

We ask our community to partner with the Department and the City to reduce violence by helping to provide information: “If you know something, say something.” If you were a witness or have information regarding a crime, you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Oakland TIP LINE (510) 777-8572.

News from: Oakland Police DepartmentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 10, 2020The Oakland Police Department’s Special Victims Se...
07/11/2020

News from: Oakland Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2020
The Oakland Police Department’s Special Victims Section is issuing a public safety advisory to our community members.

The Special Victims Section was made aware of a male individual who is exhibiting aggressive behavior towards women in the areas of West Grand and Broadway, and the 500 block of Thomas L. Berkley Way. It was reported the suspect used threatening sexual language and physically assaulted a woman.

We need our community’s help in identifying the suspect. If you have been a victim or have any information, please contact the Special Victims Section at 510-238-3641.

Safety Tips:
• Always be aware of your surroundings.
• When possible park in well-lit and populated areas.
• If someone attempts to assault you scream and draw attention, defend yourself, create distance, and call the police.
• If you think you’re being followed or watched immediately go to an opened business, security, ambassadors, or other people in the area and call the police.
For more information, please contact the Media Relations Office at (510) 238-7230 or [email protected]

In response to illegal sideshow activity, the Oakland Police Department has dedicated resources to investigate, enforce,...
07/10/2020

In response to illegal sideshow activity, the Oakland Police Department has dedicated resources to investigate, enforce, and prevent activity from occurring in the City of Oakland.

These three vehicles were towed and seized as part of an investigation into recent sideshow activity lead by OPD. Cars were seized in Richmond, San Leandro, and Berkeley.

We will continue to investigate those involved in illegal sideshows for the safety of our community.

OPD Youth Outreach Unit packed and delivered more than 80 meals for seniors in Oakland.  Special thanks to Arsola Distri...
07/10/2020

OPD Youth Outreach Unit packed and delivered more than 80 meals for seniors in Oakland. Special thanks to Arsola Distributions and Supervisor Nate Miley for their support.

News from: Oakland Police DepartmentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 8, 2020Oakland Police See Spike in HomicidesOakland, CA — ...
07/09/2020
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News from: Oakland Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2020
Oakland Police See Spike in Homicides
Oakland, CA — The City has seen a recent spike in homicides, between June 24 to July 2nd, seven lives have been lost to violence.
The Oakland Police Department asks our community to join us as we voice a call to action to “Put the guns down”. As a community, we must come together to reduce violence and improve safety.
On July 2, 2020, at 4:58 PM, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 72nd Avenue and International Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
On July 1, 2020, at 7:34 PM, officers responded to the 2500 block of Embarcadero on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
On July 1, 2020, at 12:11 AM, officers responded to the 2500 block of International Boulevard on an alert from a ShotSpotter activation, regarding gunshots. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
On June 29, 2020, at 2:54 AM, officers responded to the 7700 block of Krause Avenue on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male suffering from fatal stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
On June 28, 2020, at 2:08 PM, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of 42nd Avenue to investigate a report of a fire. OPD officers and the Oakland Fire Department located several burned tents. Officers located a deceased female inside one of the burnt tents. On July 1, 2020, the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Unit deemed this investigation a homicide.
On June 28, 2020, at 1:19 AM, officers responded to the 3500 block of Dimond Avenue on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
On June 24, 2020, at about 2:05 AM, officers were dispatched to the 9100 block of E St regarding a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The Department is seeing a sustained level of inner group and renewed conflicts with gangs and groups, generating gunfire not only at each other but also shootings at residential homes and cars.
The Oakland Police Department Ceasefire Team, the Department of Violence Prevention, and Community Partners continue to work towards reducing gun violence and improving public safety.
We ask our community to partner with the Department and the City to reduce violence by helping to provide information: “If you know something, say something.” If you were a witness or have information regarding a crime, you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Oakland TIP LINE (510) 777-8572.
The Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section (510) 238-3821.
We encourage our community to opt into our camera registry program https://www.oaklandca.gov/serv... .
Get involved in a community lead group, together we can all make a difference.
*ShotSpotter is an advanced system of sensors, algorithms, and artificial intelligence that detects, locates, and alerts police to gunshots in real-time.
Once the analyst confirms the sound was gunfire, police are notified.
For more information, please contact the Media Relations Office at (510) 238-7230 or [email protected] or Visit Nixle.com to receive Oakland Police Department alerts, advisories and community messages, or follow OPD on Twitter, @oaklandpoliceca.

January 1st - June 30th, 36 people were victims of homicides in Oakland. In the first two days of this month, three more...
07/08/2020

January 1st - June 30th, 36 people were victims of homicides in Oakland. In the first two days of this month, three more people were killed in our city. Let's work together to stop the violence. If you have information regarding a crime please call Crime Stoppers TIP LINE 510 777-8572.

07/04/2020

OPD wishes everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July.
‪For the safety of our community, please remember fireworks and celebratory gunfire are illegal in Oakland. Also, OPD will conduct DUI Checkpoints at undisclosed locations within our city this holiday weekend. Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!

07/04/2020
Happy 4th of July

OPD wishes everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July.
‪For the safety of our community, please remember fireworks and celebratory gunfire are illegal in Oakland. Also, OPD will conduct DUI Checkpoints at undisclosed locations within our city this holiday weekend. Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!

07/04/2020

This week multiple fires were started because of illegal fireworks. Celebratory gunfire, explosives, and fireworks are prohibited and can lead to injuries and fatalities. The safety of our community is paramount, and OPD will increase staffing to concentrate on illegal activities.

In response to illegal sideshow activity, the Oakland Police Department has dedicated resources to investigate, enforce,...
07/03/2020

In response to illegal sideshow activity, the Oakland Police Department has dedicated resources to investigate, enforce, and prevent activity from occurring in the City of Oakland.

This morning, with the help of partnering agencies, five vehicles were towed and seized as part of an investigation into recent sideshow activity lead by OPD. Cars were seized in El Cerrito, Sonoma, Oakland, and as far away in Visalia (through the assistance of Visalia PD).

These were seized in addition to several vehicles that were towed this past weekend at a sideshow in East Oakland.

We will continue to investigate those involved in illegal sideshows for the safety of our community.

OPD officers confiscated roughly 110 pounds of high-grade fireworks Tuesday, in the area of 62nd Ave and International B...
07/03/2020

OPD officers confiscated roughly 110 pounds of high-grade fireworks Tuesday, in the area of 62nd Ave and International Blvd. OPD will continue educating our community about the dangers of fireworks. Those caught with illegal fireworks can be cited and/or fined up to $10,000+ imprisonment. To report illegal firework activity at the Fireworks Tip Line 510 238-2373 or OPD Non-emergency 510 777-3333.
In efforts to get illegal fireworks off our streets, and prevent fires the Oakland Fire Department has set up fireworks collection barrels at the following fire stations:
· Station 1: 1603 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
· Station 3: 1445 14th Street
· Station 4: 1235 International Boulevard
· Station 5: 934 34th Street
· Station 18: 5008 Bancroft Avenue
· Station 20: 1401 98th Avenue

07/03/2020
4th of July PSA 2020 Spanish

Mensaje del Departamento de Policía de Oakland y el Departamento de Bomberos de Oakland. El Departamento de Policía de Oakland y el Departamento de Bomberos de Oakland discuta los peligros de los fuegos artificiales ilegales y los disparos de celebración. Como comunidad, necesitamos trabajar juntos para evitar y reducir el uso de fuegos artificiales ilegales y disparos de celebración.

https://vimeo.com/434783043

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The safety of our community members and those visiting Oakland is paramount. Illegal fireworks and celebratory gunfire h...
07/03/2020

The safety of our community members and those visiting Oakland is paramount. Illegal fireworks and celebratory gunfire have no place in our City. Fireworks, explosives, and celebratory gunfire are illegal and can cause injuries, fatalities, and fires, putting those in our community at risk.

Oakland Police Officers and Oakland Firefighters will continue educating our community members regarding safety and illegal fireworks. Those caught with illegal fireworks can be cited and/or fined up to $10,000, plus imprisonment.

During the holiday weekend, OPD will have increased staffing to concentrate on illegal activities. Individuals observed in celebratory gunfire will be arrested.
OFD will have roving patrols to maintain high visibility and deter illegal firework activity.

• To report gunshots or celebratory gunfire call 911, or OPD emergency number at (510) 777-3211
• To report illegal firework activity, sales, or persons with a large cache of fireworks call the Fireworks Tip Line at (510) 238-2373 or OPD Non-emergency number at (510) 777-3333.

In efforts to get illegal fireworks off our streets, and prevent fires the Oakland Fire Department has set up fireworks collection barrels at the following fire stations:
· Station 1: 1603 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
· Station 3: 1445 14th Street
· Station 4: 1235 International Boulevard
· Station 5: 934 34th Street
· Station 18: 5008 Bancroft Avenue
· Station 20: 1401 98th Avenue

‪All fireworks are illegal in Oakland. OPD officers continue to educate our community about the dangers of fireworks. Of...
07/03/2020

‪All fireworks are illegal in Oakland. OPD officers continue to educate our community about the dangers of fireworks. Officers encountered a family who burned their front lawn setting off fireworks. We have increased staffing through the holiday weekend to deter illegal activity and keep our community safe.

07/02/2020
4th of July PSA 2020 English

The Oakland Police Department and Oakland Fire
discuss the dangers of illegal fireworks and celebratory gunfire. As a community we need to work together to deter and reduce the use of illegal fireworks and celebratory gunfire.

https://vimeo.com/434779851

This is "4th of July PSA 2020 English" by KTOP TV-10 on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

07/02/2020
Hate Crime Task Force

The Oakland Police Department will not tolerate any form of hate crime. We are dedicated to serving our community and have created a task force to investigate any claim of a hate crime in Oakland. If a community member is a victim of, or a witness to, what they believe to be a hate crime, we encourage them to call the OPD Hate Crime tipline at (510) 637-4283 or the Department’s non-emergency phone number at (510) 777-3333.

This tipline provides a direct reporting tool for victims and witnesses of hate crimes. Messages left on the hotline are checked daily by OPD staff and will be returned as soon as possible.

06/30/2020

OPD Statement-OPD Officer Arrest

Today, the Oakland Police Department placed one of our sworn officers under arrest. This incident involves another city employee and their former relationship.

The officer was placed under arrest for the following crimes: Annoying and Harassing phone calls, 653 M PC (misdemeanor); Criminal Threats, 422 (a) PC (misdemeanor) and Stalking 646.9 (a) PC (misdemeanor).

The Oakland Police Department immediately initiated several independent investigations: Criminal and Internal Affairs. Separately, there will also be an investigation by the Community Police Review Board.

The Oakland Police Department holds all our officers and professional staff to the highest level of accountability. When that trust and oath of office is broken, we take immediate action.

We share this information with our community and reaffirm our commitment to transparency, accountability and the interest of equal justice. Department members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any criminal and/or policy violations to the Police Department and the City of Oakland.

We know the public’s trust is paramount, and we will continue to work hard to build and maintain this trust.

All members are afforded due process with fair and equal treatment.

We are working closely with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for review and charging.

06/29/2020

Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department was made aware of several troubling incidents over this past weekend involving Hate Crimes and we are actively investigating each incident.

The Oakland Police Department and the City of Oakland will not tolerate any hate crime against anyone in our community. The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating each of these incident as a hate crime.

We hear your concerns and are taking action to ensure the safety of our community. We are dedicated to serving our Oakland community; the Hate Crime Hotline is one of our many efforts to ensure that our community receives the service Oakland deserves.

If a community member is a victim of, or a witness to, what they believe to be a hate crime, we encourage them to call the OPD Hate Crime Hotline at (510) 637-4283 or the Department’s non-emergency phone number at (510) 777-3333.

This hotline provides a direct reporting tool for victims and witnesses of hate crimes. Messages left on the hotline are checked daily by OPD staff and will be returned as soon as possible.

Please see our press release attached regrading Hate Speech and tip line.

Recent Incidents:

Saturday, June 27, 2020- LGBTQ building windows broken-3200 Lakeshore Avenue.

Sunday, June 28, 2020-Mannequin and street sign spray painted- Carmel and Coolidge.

Sunday, June 28, 2020- Residence was spray painted-2500 Maxwell Avenue.

For more information, please contact the Media Relations Office at (510) 238-7230 or [email protected] or Visit Nixle.com to receive Oakland Police Department alerts, advisories and community messages, or follow OPD on Twitter, @oaklandpoliceca.


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06/28/2020

Arrest of a Carjacking Suspect
1200 block of Kirkham

On June 27, 2020, at 9:58 AM, Oakland Police officers were patrolling the 1200 block of Kirkham Street when they observed a parked vehicle stolen in connection with a carjacking. The officers additionally observed a solo occupant in the driver’s seat asleep.

Officers made announcements on the patrol car PA system, activated airhorns and sirens, and successfully woke the driver up. Officers gave verbal directions to the driver to raise his hands and open the door. The driver told the officers the door was broken and could not open. Officers attempted to open all car doors, however, all doors were locked.

Officers communicated with the driver and ultimately had to break the car window to open the door at which time the driver refused to exit. The driver then went limp and actively resisted by attempting to kick, bite and spit on the officers while screaming, “ I can’t breathe.” Officers held the driver by his shoulders while he was being handcuffed to ensure they were not being bit and spit upon. The driver continued to actively resist as the officers put him into the patrol car.

The driver had no injuries. As a precaution he was transported to a local hospital where he was medically cleared prior to being transported to jail.

During this incident officers took time, about 15 minutes to deescalate the situation. A group of 20-25 hostile community members gathered and began filming the officers. We have reviewed the officers Body Worn Camera video at the highest levels to ensure it is consistent with the officer’s report of the incident and that there was no obstruction of the driver’s breathing.

We are sharing this information in an effort to be transparent and accountable to our community and to clarify misinformation posted on personal social media platforms regarding this incident. We are aware of the scrutiny and concern regarding officers actions and want to ensure that we are responsive and transparent to our community’s concerns. The Oakland Police Department welcomes and appreciates the community brining their concerns forward.

Officers assisted with the arrest in order to avoid injury. A high level review of the officers Body Worn Camera video of this incident indicates that at no time was the driver choked or excessive force used by any OPD officer. We certainly encourage the report of any additional concerns brought forward regarding this or any OPD involved incident.

Investigators have determined the driver is possibly connected to a series of robberies.

This investigation continues and we ask our community for any information regarding crimes that may be associated with the carjacking or robberies.

Please contact the Oakland Police Department Robbery Section at (510) 238-3326.

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