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May 15, 2020

The Oakland Police Department is Releasing the Police Discipline Disparity Study along with The Department’s Response.

The Oakland Police Department has taken actions to measure the presence of internal disparities. The Department is unique in conducting this study. We are committed to working toward equitable outcomes and ensuring policies and practices safeguard against bias and disparate treatment internally and within our community based on race and gender. This is paramount to maintaining trust within all of our employee groups, and credibility within the communities we serve.

May 17, 2020

1600 Wood Street Incident

As part of our dedication to providing equitable public service, On May 16, 2020, at 5:39 p.m. OPD officers were patrolling in the 1600 block of Wood Street, when they came upon a vehicle believed to be stolen. The patrol car’s computer database alerted the Officer of a “possibly stolen property." History has informed us that stolen vehicles can be used in connection with other serious crimes.

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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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