The Ad Hoc Committee held a public forum on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The intention was to share an overview of the Committee's work and progress, hear directly from subject matter experts and invite members of the public to review and weigh in on the draft policy the Committee has put together.
You can watch the recording and read the transcript of Michelle Lazaneao's Committee synopsis.
Police policies are designed to provide the rules, guidance and instruction for Oakland’s police officers to do their duties.
We'd like to hear from you. Click on the link to review the draft policy and weigh in and share your ideas, comments, suggested language or edits for consideration by this Ad Hoc Committee.
In April 2020, the Oakland Police Department provided an informational report to the Public Safety Committee of the Oakland City Council about the work of the OPD Missing Persons Unit (MPU), along with a checklist detailing the steps that the Department follows for missing persons investigations.
OPD Missing Persons Informational Report - April 2020
OPD Missing Persons Investigation Checklist - April 2020
OPD policy governing missing person cases is contained in Department General Order O-6. That policy can be found at:
OPD DGO O-6 Missing and Abducted Persons
The California Department of Justice Missing Person Report and the OPD manual for reporting on missing persons can be found at the following links:
OPD RWM G-1 Missing Person/Runaway Report
CA DOJ Missing Person Report
In preparation for the work of the Committee, the Chair solicited a policy brief, best practices and sample policies from other jurisdictions. Those materials are included here for interested members of the public.
Missing Persons Policy Brief
Sample Policies from Other Jurisdictions