Reimagining Public Safety
Operationalizing the Oakland City Council’s commitment to enhancing public safety through more appropriate, efficient & equitable allocation of resources.
The Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Final Report with Recommendations was accepted by the City Council on May 3, 2021.
In addition to the resources on this webpage, public materials related to the recommendations, Advisory Boards, and community engagement can be accessed by clicking here.
About the Taskforce
The purpose of the Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce (active from September 2020 through March 2021) is to rapidly reimagine and reconstruct the public safety system in Oakland by developing recommendations for Council consideration to increase community safety through alternative responses to calls for assistance, and investments in programs that address the root causes of violence and crime (such as health services, housing, jobs, etc), with a goal of a 50% reduction in the OPD General Purpose Fund (GFP) budget allocation.
The Task Force was comprised of two co-chairs, two co-facilitator organizations and 17 appointed members. In addition, there were four Advisory Boards focused on Legal & Policy Barriers & Opportunities, Alternate Responses, Programs & Investments, Budget Data & Analysis, and OPD Organization & Culture.
July 28, 2020
Council vote on authorization of Taskforce
August 31, 2020
Deadline for submitting nominees to co-chairs
September 16, 2020
Kickoff of Taskforce
April 1, 2021
Draft Recommendations Presented to City Council
May 3, 2021
Final Report Presented to City Council
June 30, 2021
Final Day for Adoption of FY2021-2023 Budget
Data and Information
Related data and information that has been requested by the Taskforce.