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Terminally ill Calif. boy fulfills dream of being cop

8-year-old Emilio Penn has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, and on July 3rd, his dream came true. With help from the National Latino Peace Officers Association Alameda County Chapter, Emilio, who has an inoperable brain tumor, was sworn in with the newest graduating class of the Oakland PD as an honorary officer.

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Oakland welcomes 34 badly needed new police officers

The graduating members of the 169th Basic Academy bring the number of officers on the city force to 680 - Full Story

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Officials demand action on staffing beleaguered Calif. department

Oakland City Council members called on leaders to fully staff the city's department and develop an "action plan" to address low morale - Full Story

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Overseer pushes officials to speed up hiring chief in violent Calif. city

Overseer called on officials to end "fragmentary attempts to select a permanent chief" that have "consumed public resources and done little to nurture public confidence in the process" - Full Story

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Violence-plagued Calif. city gets 47 new cops

Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city's embattled department welcomes its largest-ever class of recruits - Full Story

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Oakland PD reformer waste of resources, officials say

While some city leaders believe Oakland is only a year away from meeting its goals, others are concerned the city is stuck in a hopeless, expensive, bureaucratic grind that takes valuable resources away from crime fighting - Full Story

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Calif. cops mourn fallen officers on tragic 5-year anniversary

Four Oakland police officers were shot and killed in the single deadliest day in the department's history - Full Story

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Oakland police fight crime tweet by tweet

Five police commanders regularly use their accounts to post tweets asking residents to help solve crimes or be aware of their surroundings - Full Story

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Oakland sideshow crowd fire guns, throw bottles at police

As social media videos show, Oakland’s illegal sideshow scene runs rife with a lack of respect for life or the police.



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