Oakland Police Department

  • Agency: Oakland Police Department
  • Address: 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, 94607 CA
  • Chief: Anthony Batts (Chief of Police)
Phone: (510) 238-3254
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Oakland Police Department is located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, 94607 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Anthony Batts. The Oakland Police Department phone number is (510) 238-3254.

Oakland Police Department News

OAKLAND POLICE ARREST HOMICIDE SUSPECTS / DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARGES - On September 11, 2017, at approximately 7:13 p.m., Oakland Police officers responded to a report of a man down in the area of Davenport Avenue and Calaveras Avenue. In the area, responding officers located Jesus Martinez, 38 of San Leandro, suffering from gunshot wounds. Martinez was pronounced deceased at the scene. During the investigation, Oakland Police homicide investigators subsequently developed information, including video surveillance and witness statements that led to the arrests of Jose Alas and Chris Yen on October 26, 2017. On Monday, October 30, 2017, the Alameda County District Attorney charged Alas, 37 of San Leandro and Yen, 36 of Oakland, with the murder of Martinez. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or Tip Line at (510) 238-7950.

THE PINK PATCH AND BEYOND - Oakland Police Officer Christi Amaral went on set with KTVU and shared her involvement with the Pink Patch Project, her passion for the cause, and the story/significance behind it all.

Press Conference - 2015 Homicide Case Solved Thursday, October 26, 2017

MUTUAL AID / RESPONSE EFFORTS - The Oakland Police Department joins state agencies in response efforts during the Northern California wildfires. OPD is honored to help. #FirstResponders

OPD PAL CAMPGROUND CLEAN-UP - The OPD Youth Outreach Unit (Y.O.U.), PG&E, Rebuilding Together Oakland, and the Oakland A’s came together on September, 29 to help revitalize the OPD Police Activities League (P.A.L.) campground. Almost 150 volunteers helped the Y.O.U. paint walls, clear brush, and even expand the kitchen. The campsite hosts several outdoor events, including P.A.L. camping trips, youth day trips, and the annual Oakland School Safety Patrol Summer Camp. This event was just another example of our community coming together for a better Oakland! #ForOakland #RootedInOakland

OCTOBER IS HERE AND PINK PATCHES ARE ON - During the month of October, members of the Oakland Police Department are participating in the #PinkPatchProject. You can spot the colorful patches on uniforms. Members of the Department wear the patches to support the fight against breast cancer, to honor and encourage those who struggle with the disease, and to raise funds for research.

Thank you to all first responders during yesterday's fire in the Oakland hills. Collectively responding and serving Oakland. 📷 Credit: #OurCommunity

“The Barbershop Forums were designed with the intensions to build relationships with the community and restore public trust. These forums are a place and space where members of the community respect each other, listen, learn, and work collectively towards solutions. The theme of this Barbershop Forum was accountability. We wanted to stress the importance of both the police and the community holding themselves accountable. As law enforcement, we recognize that we are held to a higher standard. This higher standard comes with great responsibility, which demands that we hold ourselves accountable. Mista Fab was able to speak upon his experiences and what he felt was needed to bridge this communication gap between the community and law enforcement. With us coming upon the one year anniversary of the forums in November, I couldn’t be more pleased to the response that we have been receiving from the community and other agencies wanting to participate in these dialogues. This is a great start to achieving greater community involvement and building public trust.” - OPD Lieutenant Bobby Hookfin

SUSPECT SENTENCED TO 33-YEARS IN PRISON FOR SHOOTING OAKLAND POLICE OFFICER – On September 20, 2017, the United States Federal Court sentenced Damien McDaniel, 27, of Oakland, for shooting and wounding an Oakland Police officer on January 21, 2013. United States Attorney Brian Stretch said, “Today’s sentence assures the public that this violent criminal will be off the streets for the next three decades.” McDaniel was sentenced to 33-years in a federal prison. All press inquiries to the U.S. Attorney's Office should be directed to Abraham Simmons at (415) 436-7264 or by e-mail at Abraham.Simmons@usdoj.gov. Background: Please see 2013 OPD Press Release (http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/pressrelease/oak039404.pdf)

OPD ARRESTS HOMICIDE SUSPECT; DA CHARGES - On September 14, 2017, at 11:13 a.m., Oakland Police officers responded to a fatal shooting in the 600 block of 42th Street. Responding officers located a man who had been shot. The victim, Jason Coleman, 44, of Oakland, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Soon after the shooting, Oakland and Bay Area Rapid Transit police officers located the suspect, Curtis Standley, 28, and took him into custody. A firearm was recovered. On September 18, 2017, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Standley with the murder of Coleman. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

OPD AND THE SF JUNIOR GIANTS SEASON - The OPD Youth Outreach Unit (YOU) and Police Activities League (P.A.L.) concluded another successful SF Junior Giants season with a celebration at Eve’s Waterford in Jack London Square. Players, coaches, and parents enjoyed the beautiful view and great food supplied by Eve’s Waterfront and their community partners. This year’s Junior Giants Program provided a free baseball program to almost 200 Oakland children. Kids were given uniforms and equipment along with a positive curriculum which included lessons about confidence, integrity, leadership and teamwork. A huge thanks to all of the volunteers who made this happen!

OAKLAND POLICE ARREST HOMICIDE SUSPECTS; DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARGES – On August 31, 2017, the Oakland Police Department arrested Dorsey Howard, 26 of Oakland, and Zuberi Steel, 29 of Oakland, for the murder of Joachim Hanwright, 46 of San Francisco. Hanwright was murdered on August 24, 2017, at 12:27 p.m. in the 1700 block of 7th Street. On September 5, 2017, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Howard and Steel with the murder of Hanwright, with special circumstances during commission of robbery. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

OPD BACKPACK GIVEAWAY – On Thursday, August 24, 2017, the Oakland Police Department and community partners hosted a backpack giveaway in the Fruitvale Night Market. Now, 500 more Oakland children have the supplies they need to do well in school. This event was organized by the OPD Neighborhood Services Unit and involved the participation of several other OPD units and groups, including walking unit officers, mobile command, traffic division, recruiting, cadets, tactical response, and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. We would also like to thank our community partners, without whom this event would not have been possible: Nieves Cinco de Mayo, the Oakland Police Foundation, Unity Council, Oakland Food Truck Association, and National Latino Police Officers Association.

OPD AND MULTIPLE AGENCIES CONDUCTING MORNING INVESTIGATIONS ON INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH GANGS AND VIOLENT CRIMES - At this time, we can advise that at least nine arrests have been made and a number of firearms have been recovered as a result of this morning’s investigation. Each arrested individual had a criminal arrest warrant issued for them prior to this morning's operation. The warrants were served in Oakland and additional cities. No injuries have been reported associated to this morning’s investigation. This investigation identified individuals involved in criminal activity, which include murder, conspiracy to commit murder, shootings, robberies, home burglaries and gun possession. The department’s strategy in identifying these individuals was based on data collection and intelligence driven information. Additional detailed information will be provided by the OPD Media Unit after the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has had an opportunity to review and charge each individual case.

POLICE REQUESTING COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE IN UNSOLVED HOMICIDES – The Oakland Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in helping us to solve the homicides of Terrence McCrary, Jr., 22, and Craig Fletcher-Cooks, 20. We know there were hundreds of people at the location where the shooting occurred. We believe someone saw the suspects responsible for the shooting. At this time, we would like to speak to anyone who has information pertaining to this incident, no matter how insignificant it may seem. A little over a year ago, at 12:53 a.m. on August 14, 2016, McCrary Jr. and Fletcher-Cooks were shot and killed, while attending a block party in the 300 block of 15th Street in Oakland. Fletcher-Cooks was with his girlfriend when a group of suspects in their 20’s grabbed her. When Fletcher-Cooks stepped in to defend his girlfriend, he was physically assaulted by a group of males. During this altercation, Fletcher-Cooks was shot and killed. At the time of the incident, it was estimated there were approximately 300 people were on block, located between Harrison Street and Webster Street. As the initial gunshots began, the large crowd began running in all directions. As a result of the shooting, 22-year-old Terrence McCrary Jr. was struck by a stray bullet. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. There was a third victim, a 24-year-old male, who was shot several times but survived his injuries. The tragic loss of McCrary Jr. and Fletcher-Cooks leaves both families and the community with a loss. The Department and the family want to identify and locate those responsible for this crime and bring closure to the families and community. The McCrary Family shared, “Terrence was a thoughtful, warm, loving son, brother, and friend. He was a talented skateboarder and aspiring artist. His death leaves a void in the lives of his family, friends and artist community.” Oakland Police Department Homicide investigators are requesting the community’s assistance and encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

OPD & OAKLAND SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL SUMMER CAMP - The OPD Youth Outreach Unit and the OPD Explorers hosted the Oakland School Safety Patrol Summer Camp at the beautiful Police Activities League (PAL) campsite this month. 50 School Safety Patrol members had a great time swimming, hiking and enjoying the outdoors. The Youth Outreach Unit is excited for the possibility of some of these motivated kids joining the Mayor's Law Enforcement Pipeline Program in the future!

700-27th Street-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served a federal criminal search warrant Today, August 16, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served a federal criminal search warrant in connection with human trafficking of juveniles in our city ( 700 block of 27th Street). HSI is conducting a criminal investigation, not a civil immigration or deportation action. This branch focuses on Transnational Gangs, Human Trafficking, Human Smuggling, Child Exploitation and Narcotic Enforcement. Yesterday, HSI headquarters in San Francisco contacted Oakland Police Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick and requested two police officers to assist with traffic control. Chief Kirkpatrick gave strict instructions to the commander and officers that they may not assist HSI with any enforcement efforts. The officers’ only role was that of traffic control and neighborhood safety. Although the Oakland Police Department no longer has a contract (MOU) to actively participate in investigations with HSI, the Department may assist our local, state, and federal agencies when requested as it pertains to traffic control, community safety and officer safety. HSI is the primary investigating agency. For additional information please contact: James Schwab Public Affairs Officer/Spokesman - San Francisco U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Desk: 415-844-5059 Cell: 415-305-1833

CITY OF OAKLAND'S 2017 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - Mayor Libby Schaaf and OPD Chief Kirkpatrick will gather with near 100 Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and other City and County employees on Tuesday, August 1st, to fan out to neighborhoods throughout the City of Oakland to visit 570 block parties taking place around the City. “National Night Out is an opportunity for people to help support police-community partnerships and raise crime prevention awareness in their neighborhood by having residents get to know each other through events like barbecues or ice cream socials,” said Libby Schaaf. It’s these connections that build communities block-by-block. This is important because the best crime prevention tool ever invented is a good neighbor.” National Night Out empowers people and provides an opportunity for communities to heal and foster peace in our neighborhoods. A powerful and profound message is “When neighbors know each other, neighborhoods are safer.” The City not only encourages neighbors to have a block party, but also to start a Neighborhood Watch Group on their street and to participate in their Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council where they can work in partnership with the City’s Neighborhood Service Coordinators and the Community Resource Officers assigned to their neighborhood. The Oakland A’s donated 1200 baseball tickets for party hosts to show their appreciation for stepping up and providing leadership on their block. Throughout Oakland, from east to west, north to south, more people than ever before are coming out to make their neighborhood safer and stronger.

The Oakland Police Department serves all of our community. We welcome the LGBTQ members to apply to our family and serve.

SKETCH: PERSON OF INTEREST IN HOMICIDES Public Safety Advisory Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department investigators have released this sketch of a person of interest in connection with the homicides of Lee Weathersby III, Lamar Broussard and Derrick Harris. The suspect is described as an African-American male, late teens to thirty years old, 5’8” to 6’tall, 180 – 200 pounds. Investigators have provided a photo of the victims (below, second page) and are requesting help from anyone who may have: •Seen victim Weathersby III in the 1400 block of 104th Avenue on the evening of the shooting (December 31, 2013) prior to 9:26 p.m. •Seen victims Broussard and Harris in the area of 100th Avenue and Longfellow Avenue on the day of the shooting (January 19, 2014) prior to 2:15 p.m. •Witnessed the shootings. •Seen suspect(s) fleeing the scene after the shooting. •Has any information on the suspect vehicle pictured below (Silver Dodge Durango). Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to arrests in these cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the Tip-Line (510) 238-7950. BACKGROUND: On December 31, 2013, at 9:26 p.m., 13-year-old Lee Weathersby was murdered in the 1400 block of 104th Avenue. On January 19th, 2014, at 2:15 p.m., Derrick Harris and Lamar Broussard were murdered in the 10000 block of Longfellow Avenue. Weathersby and Broussard were brothers. The suspect vehicle is a Silver Dodge Durango (shown below). For more information, please contact the Media Relations Office at 510-238-7230 or opdmedia@oaklandnet.com. or Visit Nixle.com to receive Oakland Police Department alerts, advisories and community messages, or follow OPD on Twitter, @oaklandpoliceca.

OPD YOUTH ACADEMY GRADUATION – On Thursday, July 13, the young people attending the Oakland Police Department Youth Academy graduated from the class. During the four-day class, the 20 students learned more about the Department and law enforcement careers. This program is coordinated by Officer Charles Stone of the Youth Outreach Unit (YOU). His excellent work is producing graduates who are our future leaders.

OPD ARRESTS DOUBLE HOMICIDE SUSPECT / D.A. CHARGES - On July 12, 2017, the Oakland Police Department arrested 37-year-old homicide suspect, Antonio Belvine. Belvine was arrested for the murders of Jose Gameros-Alvarado, 27, and Pedro Gonzalez, 32, that occurred in the 9500 block of Birch Street on June 11, 2017, at 5:44 p.m. On July 14, 2017, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Belvine with the murders of Gameros-Alvarado and Gonzalez. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

POLICE SEEK COMMUNITY HELP IN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE - The Oakland Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in solving the homicides of Lee Weathersby, Lamar Broussard and Derrick Harris. On December 31, 2013, at 9:26 p.m., 13-year-old Lee Weathersby was murdered in the 1400 block of 104th Avenue. On January 19th, 2014, at 2:15 p.m., Derrick Harris and Lamar Broussard were murdered in the 10000 block of Longfellow Avenue. Weathersby and Broussard were brothers. The suspect vehicle is a Silver Dodge Durango (Pictured). Investigators have provided a photo of the victims and are requesting help from anyone who may have: • Seen victim Weathersby III in the 1400 block of 104th Avenue on the evening of the shooting (December 31, 2013) prior to 9:26 p.m. • Seen victims Broussard and Harris in the area of 100th Avenue and Longfellow Avenue on the day of the shooting (January 19, 2014) prior to 2:15 p.m. • Witnessed the shootings. • Seen suspect(s) fleeing the scene after the shooting. • Has any information on the suspect vehicle pictured (Silver Dodge Durango). Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to arrests in these cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the Tip-Line (510) 238-7950. For more information, please contact the Media Relations Office at 510-238-7230 or OPDMedia@oaklandnet.com.

SUMMER NIGHTS MARKET / FRUITVALE DISTRICT – Oakland police officers from the Area 2, District 5, Foot Patrol Unit (FPU) interacted with area merchants and community members at the “Summer Nights Market” at Avenida De La Fuente (Fruitvale District). The foot patrol unit looks forward to this event for the remainder of the summer! #OaklandPolice