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Jul 28, 2020

National Night Out 2020 Postponed

In the interest of community safety, National Night Out has been postponed, due to COVID-19 conditions and restrictions. The tentative date for the event is October 6th, 2020.

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Jul 13, 2020

86% of shootings in Oakland are Unreported.

Denver, Chicago, New Orleans, and Nashville are just a few of the nation’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.

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Portrait of Susan E. Manheimer

Susan E. Manheimer

Interim Chief of Police

Interim Chief Susan E. Manheimer comes to the Oakland Police Department with nearly four decades of law enforcement experience.

Chief Manheimer served as the Chief of Police at the San Mateo Police Department for 19 years before coming to OPD. In San Mateo Chief Manheimer created and implemented award-winning programs that have improved the quality of life in the communities she has served. Investing heavily in neighborhood policing partnerships, leading a coalition of public, private and community-based organizations, she was at the forefront of developing several groundbreaking initiatives: Homeless Outreach Team, Quality of Life Beat Policing and a Juvenile Diversion and Referral Center. Chief Manheimer had a 16 year career with the San Francisco Police Department before joining the San Mateo Police Department.

Chief Manheimer has accumulated prestigious accolades at the state, regional and national levels, receiving recognition from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Anti-Defamation League, the California Police Chiefs Association and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center. Chief Manheimer has also received a Presidential appointment to the Office of Violence Against Women under the United States Department of Justice.

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