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| Info Memo

Info Memo - Unpaid Leave Questions

Can the City place Oakland police officers on leave without pay immediately following
uses of lethal force against unarmed persons?


The City has a longstanding practice of placing permanent public employees on
administrative leave with pay following serious incidents while the City investigates.
The City’s practice results from the 1975 California Supreme Court decision in Skelly v.
State Personnel Board, and subsequent court cases and is memorialized in the
Administration Instruction No. 521 (“AI 521”). This policy 

 and practice extends to all of the City’s permanent employees, not just police officers.

 Under AI 521, any termination or disciplinary suspension that might subsequently result from the
incident is subject to the Skelly procedure. Accordingly, after the shift in question, the
City would place the employee on paid leave if the City determined the employee should
not return to work pending the investigation and discipline process. 





| Press Release

OPD Alcoholic Beverage Action Team and CA Alcoholic Beverage Control Post Notice

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Oakland Police
Department Alcoholic Beverage Action Team (ABAT) and agents of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a 20-day to Indefinite Notice of Suspension at “Sportspage Bar,” an ABC-licensed business located in the 10000 block of Macarthur Blvd in Oakland. During the 20-day
suspension, the owner will not be able to sell any alcohol at the location.


| Press Release

The Oakland Police Department Is Arresting Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

This holiday season, the Oakland Police Department will work around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired
drivers.


| Press Release

Oakland Police Department to Conduct 11th Operation Motor Santa

The Oakland Police Department Traffic Operation Section will conduct its annual Motor Santa Operation to provide toys to children (12 and under) throughout the City of Oakland.


| Press Release

Oakland Police Department’s 177th Basic Recruit Academy Graduation

Today, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., 11 members of the Oakland Police Department’s 177th Basic Recruit Academy graduated at the Scottish Rite Center.


| Press Release

Stay Safe During New Year’s Eve Celebrations: No Celebratory Gunfire and Avoid Illegal Fireworks

The Oakland Police Department encourages everyone to celebrate this New Year’s Eve safely and not participate in celebratory gunfire and avoid illegal fireworks.


| Press Release

U-Visa Certifications: If You Have Been Denied U-Visa Certification During The Application Process, We Encourage You To Resubmit Your Application To The Oakland Police Department

During the week of January 15, 2018, the Alameda County public
defender brought to the attention of the Oakland Police Department two cases of
U-Visa certifications that were improperly denied. Upon learning this, OPD
immediately conducted an internal audit, reviewing U-Visa certifications starting
from 2007, the first year the visas were made available. 


| Press Release

Media Announcement: Additional PIO Joins the OPD Media Team

As a part of our continued efforts to improve service to the media and our community, the Oakland Police Department is pleased to announce the newest member of our media team: Officer Felicia Aisthorpe, PIO.


| Guide

OPD Phone Directory

Use this telephone directory as a guide to contact top level leaders. It gives an overview of the Department.


| Fact Sheet

Alarm Services FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Police Department's Alarm Services Program