The Oakland Police Department is the primary agency responsible for providing all police services to the Borough of Oakland. Located in the northwest corner of Bergen County, Oakland is home to a population of over 12,000 residents within a nine square mile area.
Located at 295 Ramapo Valley Road, the Oakland Police Department maintains an active uniformed patrol, investigative services and dispatching facilities for all police, fire and emergency calls. The Oakland Police Department is responsible for handling all calls for service within the town limits. These calls include but are not limited to alarms (burglar and fire), domestic violence reports, assaults, robberies, motor vehicle accidents, traffic enforcement, narcotics violations, welfare checks and assistance calls.
The patrol division is divided into four squads, each squad is overseen by a sergeant who acts as the road supervisor. Officers work rotating 12 hour shifts and are assigned a specific area of town to patrol and maintain a visible presence in that area.