Police

The Oakland Police Department is committed to reducing crime and serving the community through fair, quality policing.

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Portrait of Darren Allison

Darren Allison

Acting Chief of Police

Acting Chief Darren Allison grew up in the department. In 1994, he served as a cadet before becoming a sworn police officer in 1996. Allison worked in various assignments within the department. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s in Leadership and Organizational studies, he graduated from the FBI National Academy and Senior Management Institute for Police. In 2018, Allison was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of the Oakland Police Department. As the Acting Chief, he will manage and oversee the planning, development, and implementation of all law enforcement and crime prevention programs for the City. He will provide leadership, vision, and direction to the Department and its command staff and promotes collaboration, communication, and coordination with other City agencies and community organizations.

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Police Administration Building

Map location for Police, located at 455 7th St in Oakland, CA 94607
455 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607