Oakland Police Department Programs

Community Policing

The Oakland Police Department has partnered up with the neighbors of Oakland through community policing efforts to keep Oakland safe from crime. Learn more about community policing in Oakland here.

OPD Crime Prevention Resources

Check out the OPD Crime Prevention website to find more crime prevention resources.

Citizens Police Academy and Alumni Association

This 14-week program held twice a year provides community members with an overview of OPD functions and a forum for police-citizen dialogue. Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy continue their association with OPD through the Citizens Police Alumni Association where they participate in special projects such as Officer Appreciation Day and fundraising for department needs.

Volunteers in Policing

This program recruits and places residents in volunteer positions within the Oakland Police Department. For information about volunteer programs contact Brenda Ivey at (510) 238-3091 or bivey@oaklandnet.com.