OAKLAND (KCBS)— The Oakland Police Department is making a new commitment to share timely crime information with the community. At a town-hall meeting at Castlemont High School, police gave people an in-depth look at their new community-policing strategy.
Part of that effort includes making sure people know when the understaffed department makes arrests.READ MORE: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
Police Chief Howard Jordan said one thing his department is placing an emphasis on is making sure the public knows when important arrests are made.
“We have been criticized in the past, and rightfully so, that we do a terrible job of telling our positive stories and the only people that will be able to fix that is the police department,” Jordan said.
People at the meeting broke up into smaller groups to share their thoughts and concerns about public safety.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released