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.

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).

May 21, 2018


​OPD will deploy additional officers during the two-week campaign on special traffic patrols specifically to stop and ticket both drivers and passengers for failing to use the vehicle’s safety belt restraints.

Feb 09, 2018

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.

Jan 25, 2018

Denied U-Visa? Resubmit Your Application

A January 2018 audit found that as many as 25 of 144 U-Visa applicants in 2017 were improperly denied the certification they needed. If you have been denied U-Visa certification, resubmit your application.