The Schaaf-Reid Crime Fighting Measures
On January 22, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved three crime-fighting measures proposed by Councilmember Libby Schaaf and Vice-Mayor Larry Reid.
The Schaaf-Reid measures begin building the adequately sized police force we need as soon as possible. They will:
• Increase Officers: Authorize hiring as many new officers as possible this year, and open new police training academies. Click here to read the City report on this measure..
• Increase Civilian Staffing: Immediately hire 21 civilian staffers—an additional examiner for our crime lab and 20 service techs, to free-up officers in the field so they can spend more time preventing and fighting crime. Click here to read the City report on this measure.
• Secure Temporary Help: Contract for up to 6 months with Sheriffs Deputies to increase the number of officers policing our streets right now. Click here to read the City report on this measure.
Safe Oakland Tip
Program the number (510) 777-3211 into your cell phone for emergencies. 911 calls placed from a cell phone get routed to California Highway Patrol dispatch in Vallejo. You will get a faster response by calling OPD directly.