Oakland Police Department
If you require immediate information about someone who has been arrested by the Oakland Police Department, we are available 24/7 to answer your most urgent questions at 510-864-2245 or toll-free 888-224-5266.
OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AND JAIL INFORMATION
Oakland Police Department
455 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 777-3333
Emergency Phone: 510-777-3211
The Mission of the Oakland Police Department is to provide the people of Oakland an environment where they can live, work, play, and thrive free from crime and the fear of crime.
Community Policing describes the partnership between the Police Department and the residents of Oakland. They work together to prevent crime and solve neighborhood problems. Community policing is at the heart of the City’s official approach to public safety.
The Oakland Police Department serves the entire Oakland community and seperates its divisions and patrol areas into three sections respectively.
Area 1 includes West and North Oakland and is bordered by the Berkeley Hills on the north, Lake Merritt on the east, the Oakland Estuary on the south and the Bay on the west.
Area 2 is located in Central Oakland and is bordered by the city of Piedmont on the north, the Oakland Estuary on the south, Lake Merritt on the west and Redwood Regional Park to the East.
Area 3 covers High Street to the San Leandro border, from the Estuary to the Oakland Hills.
The Communications Section answers all 911 calls, all seven-digit emergency calls and all seven-digit non-emergency calls. The Section receives all emergency calls for police, fire, and medical service in the City of Oakland. It dispatches all police resources to police calls and forwards other emergency calls to the appropriate agency.
The Records Section processes and maintains the Department’s records concerning reported incidents, including crimes, arrests, towed vehicles, restraining orders, warrants, and teletypes. It provides access to information as allowed by statute to the law enforcement community and the general public.
Animal Services responds to animal-related calls for service in Oakland and enforces animal-related laws. The Animal Shelter houses stray, surrendered, neglected and abused Oakland animals for the period mandated by the City of Oakland.
The Oakland Police Department station does not have its own jail. Defendants will only be held at the station only temporarily. They will eventually be transferred to a different jail facility such as the Santa Rita Detention Center or Glenn Dyer Detention Facility which is Alameda county’s 2nd largest facility. A transfer can result in additional processing.
The defendant’s booking process in either one of these jails can take anywhere from 2 to 12 hours depending on the size of each facility and workload of the staff. Booking typically consists of fingerprinting, photographs, background checks and entering the inmate into the computer system. After processing, the detainee may be bailed out of jail. We always recommend bailing someone out while they are still being held in a smaller jail facility for a much faster release.
Once the defendant is clear, bail can be posted at these facilities 24 hours per day.
OAKLAND BAIL BOND
When you require a bail bond for someone arrested by the Oakland Police Department, our bondsman can guide you through the bail process for Alameda County, Oakland, as well as most of California. We maintain state-of-the-art technology which allows us to post bail bonds virtually anywhere.
We can handle most bail bonds simply by using e-mail or fax. Our company can quickly get you through the approval process over the phone in just a few minutes. We also offer the convenience of meeting with you at the jail the defendant is being held, or we can come directly to your home or office. It’s all up to you.
Many customers are not aware that they can pay for a bail bond by credit card and likely won’t need to leave their home to obtain the bond. We also offer convenient and flexible bail payment plans to those that qualify. Our professional bail agents will work along side with you to have your friend, family member or loved one released from jail as quickly as possible.
Contact one of our knowledgeable, caring agents today for further information in Oakland at 510-864-2245 or toll free at 888-224-5266 or 888 BAIL BOND. We’re here for you.
Last updated: 11/05/2011