"Stop Data" is the information gathered when police officers make discretionary stops and stops resulting from a dispatched call for service.
The stop data policy and data collection program has been implemented with the intention of creating an internal culture of accountability and ensuring that our policing practices are constitutional. Providing the Oakland community with public safety services in a fair and equitable manner remains our priority. We understand the importance of our responsibility to implement strategies that effectively reduce crime and protect the civil liberties of everyone.
Beginning in 2019, the Department began collecting stop data in accordance with new statewide reporting requirements set forth in California Assembly Bill 953, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA).
Observations on the Sharp Drop in Number of Stops Following the Introduction of Precision Policing in June 2017. Presented on Feb 2, 2018 to the OPD Command Staff and the Independent Monitoring Team by Professor Benoît Monin from the Stanford Technical Assistance Team.
Stanford Reports on Improving Police-Community Relations in Oakland, California
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Stanford University’s independent, 13-month study of Oakland police traffic and pedestrian stop data was released. The report can be accessed through the links below:
- Executive Summary: The Stanford Reports on Improving Police-Community Relations in Oakland, California
- Strategies for Change: Research Initiatives and Recommendations To Improve Police-Community Relations in Oakland, Calif.
- Data for Change: A Statistical Analysis of Police Stops, Searches, Handcuffings, and Arrests in Oakland, Calif., 2013 - 2014
You can also go directly to the Stanford University SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions) webpage.
Continued Stop Data Analysis - How Officers Speak to Those They Stop
On Monday, June 5, 2017, the findings of an important and groundbreaking study were released. The study continues analysis of stop data that Stanford University Professor Eberhardt and her team have done using information captured by body-worn cameras. In this report, researchers looked at how Oakland police officers making vehicle and pedestrian stops spoke to the people they stopped. The information gained will help us improve our service to the community.
- Stanford University Releases Results of Groundbreaking Analysis of Oakland Police Body Camera Footage