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Oakland Police Department CA
Thursday June 27th, 2013 :: 08:48 p.m. PDT


Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent held an urgent meeting with his Command team.

This evening Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent held an urgent meeting with his Command team, Area Captains, Criminal Investigations Division Commander, Intelligence Operations Supervisor and leaders of Special Enforcement Operations to discuss the recent increase of shootings and homicides.

Chief Whent and his team discussed relevant crime patterns and trends, intelligence gained and strategic deployment of resources. Our goal is to quickly identify and arrest those responsible for the violence and prevent future associated or retaliatory crimes.

The Chief has shifted resources to affected areas of the city.

•CHP Units has been directed to areas that have been impacted by recent violent crime.
•OPD’s Crime Reduction Teams and Problem Solving Officers have also been directed to identified areas.
•Captains will be operating OPD’s Mobile Command Post within the identified areas.
•Oakland Housing Authority is working with OPD and will have their Mobile Command Post in identified areas well.
•The Oakland Police Department will continue to work with Probation and Parole to conduct compliance checks on identified individuals.

These enforcement efforts and increased police presence in the identified areas of the city will continue as we work to address violent crime. We encourage the community to report any information they may have related to these crimes to the Oakland Police Department.

Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland offer reward money for information leading to an arrest in cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPD Homicide Division, (510) 238-3821.

Call Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572 or the Tip Line at 773-2850.

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Oakland Police Department CA
455 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607

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