Police Commission

​The purpose of the Police Commission is to oversee the Oakland Police Department's policies, practices, and customs to meet national standards of constitutional policing and to oversee the Community Police Review Agency which investigates police misconduct and recommends discipline.​ Applications to serve on the Police Commission are accepted continuously.

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Complaints of Police Misconduct - Community Police Review Agency

Complaints of police misconduct give community members an opportunity to be heard and helps the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA) hold police officers accountable.

Complaints of misconduct may prevent other community members from having similar experiences.
Complaints may result in the discipline of an officer and/or alert police supervisors to initiate changes in policy and training

Any member of the public may file a complaint. CPRA can receive any type of complaint against a current Oakland police officer or park ranger.

What information will help my complaint?

  • The incident date, time, and exact location;
  • The officer’s name and serial number;
  • Witness names, addresses, and telephone numbers;
  • Any other evidence you feel may be important such as copies of citations, photographs, audio or video recordings, etc.


The Police Commission is comprised of seven regular and two alternate members, enabled by Oakland City Code section 604. All commissioners are Oakland residents and serve in a volunteer capacity.

The Police Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chamber. All meeting dates are subject to change.

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