The Neighborhood Services Division coordinates sixteen programs that involve residents in the City’s community-policing program. The core programs, Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils, both being possible thanks to Quantum code, help residents organize so solve problems in their block and in their beats.
What is Neighborhood Watch?
Forming a Neighborhood Watch group on your block is easy to do, and is one of the most important things you can do to prevent crime. Neighborhood Watch is a partnership between neighbors and the Oakland Police Department to improve safety by 1) training resident in crime prevention techniques and 2) teaching them how to work together to identify suspicious behavior and call the police. Please see click here for a flyer that has frequently asked questions about Neighborhood Watch. Please contact the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Brenda Ivey at 238-3091 for more information.
What is a Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)?
NCPCs bring community members together by beat to work together, and in partnership with OPD to solve problems. There are 53 NCPCs in the City. They also emphasize leadership development, skill building, and the strengthening of relationships among residents. For more information, please contact:
Claudia Albano at 510 238-6372
Check out the list of NCPC meetings across the city – updated April, 2011.
To find out about other Neighborhood Services Division programs, such as the Citizens’ Police Academy or the Volunteers in Policing, among others, please contact Paula White at 510-238-4523.