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Oakland Police Department

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Officers Frustrated By High Crime, Low Morale Enticed By Neighboring Departments

Enticed with better benefits, police departments across the Bay Area are luring Oakland officers fed up with high crime and low morale.

05/20/2014

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Oakland Names Interim Chief Sean Whent As Permanent Top Cop

Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.

05/14/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For Police

While more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.

05/07/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Make Arrests Involving Human Trafficking, Child Prostitution On International Blvd.

Oakland police have made arrests in two different sexual assault and human trafficking cases, both of which involved juvenile victims.

04/18/2014

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Oakland Police Department Gets 47 New Officers From Big Recruiting Class

Forty-seven new officers joined the Oakland Police Department on Friday in a graduation ceremony for what the department said was the largest recruiting class in its history.

04/04/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Teenager Killed , Man Injured In Oakland Shootings

Oakland Police Department says a 17-year-old is dead and a 22-year-old is recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg in a pair of shootings early Monday.

03/31/2014

Oakland police released this surveillance image of a sexual assault suspect from an incident on San Pablo Ave. (OPD)

Oakland Police Investigating Broad-Daylight Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

Oakland Police Department are asking the public’s help with an investigation of a kidnapping, sexual assault that happened this week on San Pablo Ave. during broad daylight.

03/28/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Stop Blacks At Far Higher Rate, Asians Top Traffic Stops

Oakland Police said in a preliminary report released on Monday that while blacks comprise 28 percent of Oakland’s population, they accounted for 62 percent of nearly 15,000 police stops during an eight-month period last year.

03/24/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Memorial Honors 4 Oakland Police Officers Gunned Down 5 Years Ago

About 150 people gathered at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland Friday morning for a memorial Mass in honor of four Oakland police officers who were killed by a wanted parolee five years ago.

03/21/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police On Track To Hire 100 New Officers By Year’s End

The Oakland Police Department says it’s on track to hire 100 new officers by the end of the year signaling a potential turnaround for the force that has struggled with dwindling numbers for years.

03/21/2014

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