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Oakland Police Seeking Public Input On Anti-Crime Strategy

At a town-hall meeting, the OPD said making important arrests known to the public will be a part of their community-policing strategy.

03/21/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Top Commanders To Play Key Role In New Oakland Police Strategy

Following reports that the Oakland Police Department will divide patrolling the city into five districts from the previous two, Chief Howard Jordan announced police commanders will be more accountable as part of a new community policing strategy.

03/18/2013

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Phil Matier: OPD Crime Strategy Shrinks Districts, Doesn’t Add Officers

This weekend Oakland’s Police Department is changing its strategy per the recommendation of consultant team on fighting crime by shrinking police districts. Critics say it doesn’t add more police.

03/15/2013

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2 Facing Charges After Shooting Of Undercover Oakland Officer

Court documents are shedding new light on the details surrounding last week’s shooting of an undercover Oakland police officer, allegedly by a 23-year-old man who has been identified as Damien McDaniel.

01/29/2013

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Retirement, Disability Further Thinning Oakland Police Officer Ranks

The department has lost 16 officers since the beginning of December, with many retiring and others by disability.

01/16/2013

Oakland police officers form a line to block protesters in downtown Oakland during the May Day protest on May 1, 2012. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Motion Asks Feds To Take Over Oakland Police Dept.

Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from an Oakland police corruption lawsuit have filed a motion requesting that the federal government take over the department.

10/05/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland Mayor On Teen ‘Loitering Law’ Proposal: ‘Don’t Call It A Curfew’

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she’s working with the city’s police chief on crafting what she’s calling a “loitering law” that would target getting teenagers off the streets.

08/06/2012

Oakland police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Grapple With Deadliest Week In Recent Years

The city of Oakland has seen seven homicides in as many days.

07/13/2012

May Day Activists Mark International Worker's Day In California

Oakland Mayor Quan Pleased With Police Tactics During May Day Protests

Mayor Jean Quan is pleased with the police department’s new strategy in de-escalating protest crowds and says it resulted in less vandalism and arrests during Tuesday’s May Day demonstrations.

05/05/2012

Protesters from Occupy Oakland

Deadline Extended For Oakland PD’s ‘Occupy’ Misconduct Investigation

It promises to be a working weekend for Oakland city leaders who now have until Monday from a federal judge who says they’re taking too long to present an internal affairs investigation dealing with police misconduct.

05/05/2012

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