Oceanside Police Department

  • Agency: Oceanside Police Department
  • Address: 3855 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 92054 CA
  • Chief: Frank S McCoy (Chief of Police)

Oceanside Police Department is located at 3855 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 92054 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Frank S McCoy. The Oceanside Police Department phone number is 760-435-4900.

Oceanside Police Department News

OCEANSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE​ Contact: Sgt. Rick Davis, Traffic Services Unit​ 760-435-4906 rrdavis@ci.oceanside.ca.us ​For Immediate Release May 16, 2018 ​ DUI/Driver License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend Oceanside, CA – The Oceanside Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, May 18, 2018 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 pm and 2:00 am. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Oceanside Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public. In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Oceanside PD officers have investigated 287 DUI collisions which have claimed 16 lives and resulted in another 228 injuries. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects. Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Oceanside Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

Occasionally the Oceanside Police Harbor Patrol receives reports of injured sea life and assists Sea World in getting medical aid.

The Oceanside Police Department is looking to identify the male in the pictures. He is a subject of interest only in a home invasion robbery in the Capistrano neighborhood in Oceanside on May 9th 2018. If you recognize this man, please contact Oceanside Police Detective Malone at 760-435-4537.

Thank you Carlsbad Police Department for once again hosting the Annual Police Memorial Run. Eleven Police Officers gave their lives keeping us safe in California this past year. Rest In Peace.

The Oceanside Police Department is now HIRING! Our beautiful and diverse community is seeking Entry Level Police Officer applicants as well as experienced Lateral Police officers. To be considered please apply online by June 1, 2018 at www.JoinOPD.net.

A big THANK YOU to Walmart #5075 for your generous donation to The Oceanside Police Department's Explorer program. Detective Ryan Malone and Explorer Sgt. Andrew Flores accepted this grant at the grand re-opening ceremony this morning.

Coffee with a Cop will be held on Thursday, May 24th, from 8am - 10am at Starbucks 815 College Blvd #108 in Oceanside.

The Oceanside Police Department is partnering with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition, Vista Community Clinic, and the DEA in providing locations to drop off Unused Prescription Drugs, No Questions Asked! To ensure safe disposal, visit Tri-City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Saturday, April 28th, 2018. 10am-2pm.

Thank you to North Terrace Kindergarteners for the kind words, and your wonderful artwork!

Congratulations to Oceanside Police Department's Lt. Valencia Warner Saadat on your 28 years of service to the Oceanside community. Enjoy your well deserved retirement!

This flag was given by our Explorers during Dispatch Appreciation Week. Thank you!

The Oceanside Police Department was pleased to host the semi-annual San Diego County Chief’s Secretary Luncheon. This event was organized by Pamela Woods who serves as the Executive Assistant to Chief Frank McCoy. Events like this help solidify our partnerships throughout the county as we all work to achieve safety and unity within the communities we serve. Over 13 departments took part in a fun filled afternoon around our beautiful town. Participants were able to take a department tour which included stops in the Dispatch Center, Investigations, Patrol, and the Harbor Office. A huge thank you must be given to Harbor officers Dave Cunniff and Chris Ruedi, Resource officers Stephen Link and Rick Gonzales, Harbor Volunteer Don Rodgers, and Harbor Sergeant Josh Morris for taking our guests out on Rescue boats 1, 2, and 3. Oceanside couldn’t have been any more stunning –turquoise waters highlighted by a soft breeze gave our guests an afternoon to remember! ¬

Oceanside Police Department is also accepting applications for Records Technicians. Go to www.JoinOPD.net for more information.

This week is National Police Dispatcher Appreciation Week. It is the one time of year where the Nation recognizes the voices on the other end of emergency and non-emergency needs of our citizens. From April of 2017 to April of 2018 YOUR dispatchers answered 63,211 -911 calls and 210,444 administrative calls. Thank you dispatch for all you do to help keep our community safe.

The Oceanside Police Department would like to remind you of the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. Although our temperatures are relatively mild, the heat inside of a vehicle can be extremely hazardous.

SANDAG has released its most recent CJ Flash focusing on gang association among San Diego County juvenile arrestees. Highlights include: •One in three juvenile arrestees reported a gang affiliation. •One in three of the youth reported their gangs work with other gangs to make money, primarily through drug distribution. •Gang-affiliated youth were more likely to report risk factors (such as parental justice system contact) and other behaviors (such as bringing weapons to school), compared to those without an affiliation. You can find this CJ Flash, as well as other CJ publications, on our website at: www.sandag.org/cj.