New Fire Chief appointed

City Administrator Ed Reiskin announced the selection of Reginald D. Freeman to serve as the next Fire Chief for the City of Oakland. This became effective May 17, 2021. Mr. Freeman most recently has served as the Fire Chief for the City of Hartford, Connecticut since 2016. He will take over for Deputy Chief Melinda […]

Hooray! our New Oakland Police Chief

On February 8, 2021, Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Police Commission Chair Regina Jackson swore-in LeRonne L. Armstrong as Chief of the Oakland Police Department. Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong was born and raised in West Oakland, California, and is a graduate of McClymonds High School. He attended California State University, Sacramento, and graduated with a […]

PG&E Public Safety Shut-Off Program

Facts at a Glance Since its inception as a community response to the 1991 firestorm, the North Hills Phoenix Association worked to provide opportunities for residents of the North Oakland hills area to learn from one another and to work for the common good.  Substantial improvements have been made in the Oakland Fire Department’s vegetation […]

Public Safety Meeting “Power Outages: Lessons Learned”

North Hills Community Association Quarterly Public Safety Meeting. When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Where: Montclair First Presbyterian Church 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland This will not be about PG&E!   This will be about helping ourselves, our community, our neighbors! Did we have any OPD issues during the Power Outages?  OPD crime report […]

Garden Volunteer Work Day

When:  Saturday, November 30, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center & Garden (Tunnel Rd & Hiller Dr) What: Weeding, Planting & Mulching – Rain or Shine! Please RSVP: hillaryconlon@gmail.com Please join us for a fun family volunteer opportunity in our community! Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t […]

Revised Vegetation Management Plan Issued November 1st

The new draft Vegetation Management Plan for Oakland has just been made public. The draft plan (42K KB) can be downloaded at this link, which can be found on this page:  https://oaklandvegmanagement.org/   There will be a meeting on November 20th regarding the Environmental Impact Report, see below for more information: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN […]

Emergency Preparedness

For tips on preparedness go to http://www.readyforwildfire.org Earthquake Preparedness Making an Emergency Kit Communication Trainings Oakland Radio Communications Association (ORCA) – Oakland’s Amateur Ham Radio Club provides trainings and exercises to keep you up to speed. (http://www.ww6or.com) ARES/RACES – is the emergency arm of the Amateur Radio Service. They provide training and support in Oakland during a disaster. […]

How to Stay Safe

The Oakland Police Department is committed to reducing crime and serving the community through fair, quality policing. Here are some tips on staying safe: Personal Safety… Do you have a plan? http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/agenda/dowd005815.pdf Neighborhood Watch: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/NSD/s/NW/DOWD001097 Take a Home Security Survey: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/cityadministrator/documents/form/oak022309.pdf Identity Theft: https://www.identitytheft.gov/

How to Report a Crime

If this is an EMERGENCY, call 911 (on cell phones: 777-3211) Gun Tip Line: (510) 535-GUNS or (510) 535-4867 (tips may be made anonymously) Homicide Tip Line: (510) 238-7950 (tips may be made anonymously) For certain types of crime, you can go to: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/scr/index.htm Under, file a report, select, then file. Open the Citizen Crime Report (“Police Report”). The online system allows you to get anOriginal Report Number (police […]

Fire Prevention Resources

Oakland Firesafe Council – a local 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire prevention tips and outreach to Oakland residents living in the wildland urban interface of the Oakland Hills. Specific information on landscaping in the fire zone, what do to on Red Flag Days and more. http://www.oaklandfiresafecouncil.org Diablo Firesafe Council – a regional 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire […]

Code Compliance: How to file a complaint

Blight, Dumping, Construction Site and Contractor Problems The City of Oakland’s ‘crime and grime’ efforts have put a priority on responding to complaints and tips about illegal dumping, blight, abandoned construction sites or contractors operating unsafely or illegally. Here is the number to call: For construction site blight (trash or debris at a private property […]