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When Crime Occurs

Report a crimeIf you see a crime in progress, call the police!

Only call 911 from a land line!

From a cell phone call 777-3211 which routes directly to OPD dispatch.  For MEDICAL OR FIRE EMERGENCIES ONLY, you can call the Fire Department directly at 510-444-1616.

To report a crime that has already happened, call the non-emergency number 777-3333, or fill in OPD's Online Crime Reporting form.  You'll find the link on their Report a Crime page.

Send OPD an Anonymous Tip

Crime Stoppers of Oakland 
    (510) 777-8572
Firearm Tip Line
    (510) 535-4867
Illegal Drugs
   (510) 238-3784
OPD Sexual Assault Hotline
   (510) 637-0298



Next NCPC Meeting

The Greater Rockridge NCPC meets on the 2nd Thursday of even numbered months:  February, April, June, August, October, and December. 

Date: June 11, 2020

Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  TBA depending on the pandemic

Email the NCPC at if you have items you'd like to add to the NCPC agenda.  Click here to see the current agenda.

Please note:  in 2020 we are changing the start time of our meetings from 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

What Beat do I Live In?

To learn what police beat you're in, check the Police District Locator.  Enter your address and the map will show:

  • what policing area you're in,
  • what beat you're in,
  • the name and meeting address of the local NCPC,
  • dates and times of the meetings,
  • the name and email of the Neighborhood Services Coordinator (NSC)
  • an address where you can reach your beat's Community Resource Officer (CRO)


The Race to An Emergency

KALW News has created an hour long video documentary on how 911 works, and doesn’t work, in Oakland.  I’ve been listening to audio excerpts the last couple of days on the radio station, and this is a fascinating account, well worth an hour of anybody’s time who is interested in the subject.  Here’s the link to the documentary on KALW’s site:

We've also posted a link to this documentary on our web page, Calling 911.

New Beat Email Addresses

Our PSOs have always been very willing to get email from citizens, and have given out their personal email addresses freely.  But what happens if a PSO is injured or ill, or on vacation, and someone else needs to manage his beat? 

To make this easier, OPD has created email addresses for each beat.  These mailboxes are shared among officers who may need to work on the problem at different times.  Here are the beat addresses for our PSOs:

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Emails sent from this site will copy the NCPC.

OPD's Anonymous Tip Line

OPD has recently announced an anonymous tip line, so citizens can call in data about crimes without leaving a name.  It works any of 4 ways:

  1. Text TIP OAKLANDPD to 888777 from your cell phones
  2. Click on the “Tips button” now placed on OPD's webpage; this will direct you to a tip submit form.
  3. Call our Tip Watch hotline at 855-TIPS-247
  4. After signing up for community messages and alerts at, each received message or alert comes with the recipient's ability to reply with a related tip.

Tipsters cannot be identified by either the Oakland Police Department or Nixle. All information regarding the tipster is encrypted and never available to any party when the message is sent.

Upcoming 2020 Meetings

Date Location
June 11, 2020 TBA depending on the pandemic
August 13, 2020 Rockridge Library, College & Manila (tentative)
October 8, 2020

Rockridge Library, College & Manila (tentative)

December 10, 2020

Rockridge Library, College & Manila (tentative)

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