Ready for Emergencies?

Are you prepared for emergencies?  Do you know what Oakland and Alameda County provide for both dealing with emergencies and responding to emergencies?  Check out our reference page on Emergency Preparedness and see what your options are.

Oakland PD Emergency (for cell phones only; from land line call 911) - 777-3211

Oakland PD non-emergency - 777-3333

Oakland Fire Department dispatch center - 444-1616 (MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ONLY!)

Oakland Fire Department Hazmat Unit - 510-444-3322, WILL CLEAN UP LOOSE NEEDLES IN PUBLIC AREAS.

BART Police - 1-877-679-7000

Parking Enforcement - 238-3099

Tennis Shoes on Power Lines - 238-3651 - and email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anonymous drug hotline:   238-DRUG (238-3784)

Contact Oakland Public Works

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Oakland public works call center web site - 311.oaklandca.gov

Use this number, email or web form for numerous reports:

  • Graffiti tagging/abatement
  • Trash dumping and litter enforcement (EXCEPT for loose needles, see above)
  • Pothole and sidewalk repair
  • Street sign or street light repair
  • Storm drain and sewer maintenance
  • Report abandoned vehicles

You can ALSO report public works issues with the SeeClickFix smartphone app for Oakland.

Page last updated:  27 February 2019