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Apr 20, 2024

In Loving Memory of Officer Jordan Wingate

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Officer Jordan Wingate, a dedicated public servant, and a cherished member of the Oakland community.

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Mar 29, 2024

OPD Spring Eggstravaganza: Fostering Community Celebration in Oakland Schools

This week, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) held our sixth annual “OPD Spring Eggstravaganza” celebrations. As part of OPD Acts of Kindness, the National Latino Peace Officers Association-ACC, the Oakland Asian Police Officers Association, and the Black Officers Association hosted this year’s events at three schools.

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Darren Allison

Interim Chief Of Police

Over a 25-year career, Interim Chief Darren Allison has served in many of the Oakland Police Department's assignments commensurate with his increasing rank. His assignments include Patrol, Community Policing, the Crime Reduction Team, Criminal Investigations, the Inspector General’s Office, Special Operations, the Tactical Team (SWAT), Internal Affairs Division, and Area Command.

In 2016, he was assigned as the Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Field Operations, in charge of patrol, community policing, and crime reduction for three districts. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Chief, responsible for overall Department operations. He oversees the Bureau of Field Operations, Bureau of Investigations, Bureau of Risk Management, Bureau of Services, and the Ceasefire Strategy.

Assistant Chief Allison earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in Leadership and Organizational Studies. He completed the CA POST Management Course, graduated from the FBI National Academy (236), and attended the PERF Senior Management Institute for Policing. He is a graduate of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, Police Executive Leadership Institute (Session VII), and FBI National Executive Institute (Session 43).

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