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When Crime Occurs

If you see a crime in progress, call the police!

Only call 911 from a land line!

From a cell phone call 777-3211 which routes directly to OPD dispatch.  For MEDICAL OR FIRE EMERGENCIES ONLY, you can call the Fire Department directly at 510-444-1616.

To report a crime that has already happened, call the non-emergency number 777-3333, or fill in OPD's Online Crime Reporting form.  You'll find the link on their Report a Crime page.

Send OPD an Anonymous Tip

Crime Stoppers of Oakland 
    (510) 777-8572
Homicide / Robbery Tipline
    (510) 238-7950
Illegal Drugs
   (510) 238-3784
OPD Sexual Assault Hotline
   (510) 637-0298



Next NCPC Meeting

The Greater Rockridge NCPC meets on the 2nd Thursday of even numbered months:  February, April, June, August, October, and December.  Next meeting:

Date: June 13, 2019
Time:  7:30 PM
Location:  Rockridge Library, College and Manila

Email the NCPC at if you have items you'd like to add to the NCPC agenda.  Click here to see the current agenda.

What Beat do I Live In?

To see a map of all of Oakland's police beats, check the Police District Locator.  Enter your address and the map will show what beat you're in.

To find the Neighborhood Council (or Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council) for your beat, check the Neighborhood Councils page on the city web site, where you'll find a map of Neighborhood Councils and a Neighborhood Council meeting schedule.

PayPal Scams through Craigslist

I recently read a discussion on FaceBook started by a friend who is trying to sell a motorcycle on Craigslist, and who got some odd-sounding offers from people out of state.  His friends (including me) all insisted that it sounded fishy, and one poster shared a link to this article about a number of known scams on Craigslist, all of which involve PayPal.  You should read this - you will learn things about doing business through PayPal that you didn't know. I certainly did.  Here's the article link:

Commerce on the internet can be risky.  Be safe out there.

That Call is NOT From Life Alert

A resident recently reported getting numerous calls from different numbers, always offering a "free Life Alert."  

Here is the message on this from the actual Life Alert web site:

Read more: That Call is NOT From Life Alert

Upcoming 2019 Meetings

Date Location
June 13, 2019 Rockridge Library, College & Manila
August 8, 2019 Rockridge Library, College & Manila (tentative)
October 10, 2019 Rockridge Library, College & Manila (tentative)
December 12, 2019 Rockridge Library, College & Manila (tentative)

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