The Oakland Police Department Detective Bureau coordinates and conducts all criminal investigations within the Borough of Oakland. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to, general criminal investigations, background investigations, criminal warrants, surveillance operations, juvenile matters and narcotics investigations. The Detective Bureau is also responsible for the collection, submission, and analyzation of all evidence.
The Detective Bureau works closely with other local law enforcement agencies, as well as most county, state, and federal agencies serving on various task forces and information sharing groups. The Detective Bureau staff regularly attends in-service training in order to keep up to date with new case law, investigative techniques and policy and procedure updates.
The Oakland Police Detective Bureau consists of two full time detectives. The Detective Bureau, upon request, utilizes patrol personnel occasionally when conducting covert operations and special details that would require the use of manpower.
All persons who wish to report an anonymous tip or report any information regarding any crime or suspicious activity are urged to email the Detective Bureau here. We assure you that your concern or tip will be kept strictly confidential.