Alert: An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for the entire Bay Area. The current air quality in Oakland is UNHEALTHY. Stay inside. Limit outdoor activities.

Dec 01, 2018

Practice Physical Agility Test Workshop

Free Practice Workshop for the Oakland Police Department (OPD) Physical Ability Test (PAT) Attendees will have an opportunity to run the actual course and get pointers on proper technique for the various stages of the test. An appointment is not required to attend this practice test.
Dec 02, 2018

Oral Board Interview Workshop

This workshop offers Police Officer Trainee applicants the opportunity to improve their oral board interview skills. Applicants will receive helpful tips and information about how to be more successful with the interview process.
Nov 08, 2018

OPD Hate Crime Hotline

The Oakland Police Department has activated a new Hate Crime Hotline to help combat and investigate hate crimes that occur in the city of Oakland.

Nov 06, 2018

Clarification to Misleading SF Chronicle Article which inaccurately stated, “Oakland police applicants asked to allow disclosure of whether they were sexually assaulted.”

San Francisco Chronicle Makes Clarification to Misleading Readers in October 21, 2018 Article

On October 21, 2018, the San Francisco Chronicle inaccurately published an article entitled, “Oakland police applicants asked to allow disclosure of whether they were sexually assaulted” then published a clarifying article (link below).


Anne E. Kirkpatrick

Oakland Chief of Police

As the leader of the Oakland Police Department, Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick manages and oversees the planning, development and implementation of all law enforcement and crime prevention programs for the City. She provides 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

455 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607