Mission Statement


The mission of the Oakland Police Department is to work harmoniously with all the citizens to create and augment a work environment, mutual respect, trust and dignity. We will protect the lives, property and rights of all people; proactively address the social issues that create the opportunity of crime and to be sensitive to the needs of the community. With unwavering faith and honor, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the safety and posterity of our community. Our core values in pursuit of our mission are:

  • SERVICE – by providing quality service and protection to all people in an efficient and competent manner, tempered with courtesy, compassion and understanding.

  • INTEGRITY – to upholding the public trust through honest, consistent and forthright interaction with all people in order to foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and cooperation.

  • RESPECT – by treating all persons with dignity and respect by promoting equality and fairness in upholding the Constitutional rights of all people.