Past Events

Past Safe Oakland Speaker Series Events

Justin McCrary: ECONOMICS OF SAFETY & POLICE (PRESENTATION)
Wednesday, April 24th, 7 – 9pm

U.C. Berkeley Law Professor Justin McCrary shares findings from his recent study “The Effect of Police on Crime: New Evidence from U.S. Cities,
1960-2010,” including a cost-analysis of policing.

Robert Wasserman: Policing Oakland (PRESENTATION)
Sunday, February 10, 3-5pm

Robert Wasserman is the Chairman of the Strategic Policy Partnership, which assists public agencies with policing strategy development and performance improvement. He is the author of Guidance for Building Communities of Trust, published by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. His team, which includes former NYPD & LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, is tasked with helping Oakland develop short-term crime fighting strategies, as well as a Comprehensive Community Safety Plan.

Professor Franklin Zimring: NYC Crime Decline (PRESENTATION)
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Franklin Zimring's recent book, “The City That Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control," traces the dramatic 1990-2009 crime decline. The book has been hailed as one of the most important works on criminology in recent memory. He credits NYPD’s large increase in police staffing, the use of "hotspots," management, and data-mapping system called CompStat.

John J. Donohue III: DO LAWS MATTER? (PRESENTATION) (VIDEO1) (VIDEO2) (VIDEO3) (VIDEO4)
Wednesday, May 1st, 7 – 9pm
Stanford Law Professor and renowned empirical researcher John J. Donohue III discusses the data on how certain laws and policies are
succeeding (or failing) to control crime.

Andrew Papachristos: OAKLAND’S VIOLENT SOCIAL NETWORKS (PRESENTATION) (VIDEO1) (VIDEO2)
Wednesday, May 8th, 7 – 9pm
Yale Sociology Professor Andrew Papachristos shares his analysis of Oakland’s street gangs, the nature of interpersonal violence, and its use in
Oakland’s Ceasefire strategy.

Pastor Zac Carey, Akil Truso & Kyndra Simmons: STREET WISDOM (VIDEO)
Wednesday, May 22nd, 7 – 9pm
Oakland Street Outreach Manager & California Peace Prize recipient Kevin Grant; Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere Founder Pastor Zac Carey; and Caught in the Crossfire First Responder Kyndra Simmons share firsthand knowledge of violence from their outreach work on Oakland’s toughest streets.

Gerald Chaleff: CAN CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING MAKE SAFER STREETS?
Wednesday, June 19th, 7 – 9pm
LAPD Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing Gerald Chaleff explains why constitutional policing matters and how it helped, not hindered, reducing crime in tough cities like LA.

Mark Kleiman: CRIME & PUNISHMENT: HOW TO HAVE LESS OF BOTH (VIDEO1) (VIDEO2) Wednesday, June 26th, 7 – 9pm
UCLA public policy professor Mark Kleiman discusses how clear rules and credible sanctions could control crime without crowding the prisons.

Community Events

Wireless Telecommunications Meeting (Telecommunications/Cell Phone Tower Fact Sheet)

State of the District Event - January 26, 2013 (PRESENTATION)

Montclair Town Hall - March 28, 2012 (PRESENTATION)

Allendale Town Hall - April 11, 2012 (PRESENTATION)