The Oakland Police Department was made aware that Oakland residents are receiving fundraising letters and phone calls from police organizations. These letters may lead the resident to believe that their donation goes directly to the Oakland Police Department. (See sample below.) Even though these may be legitimate organizations that do fundraisers to help Law Enforcement, the donation will not go to the Oakland New Jersey Police Department or to The Oakland Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local 164. Before making any donations we recommend that you do research on the organization prior to sending any money to them so that you know where it goes. If you have any further questions feel free to call the Oakland Police at 201-337-6171.