Crime Watch

New Contractors for Private Security Patrols

Saturday, March 8, 2014

We are pleased to announce the formation of Safer Rockridge, a non-profit group formed to help organize safety ideas and initiatives in Rockridge, including the security patrols. Information about Safer Rockridge and the patrols can be found at

The Safer Rockridge Security Patrols are funded by concerned Rockridge community members and businesses. The main goal of the security patrols is to enhance the safety of all Rockridge neighbors and guests on our streets and in our public spaces. The security patrols will do this by:

RCPC Town Hall Feb. 20: The Cost of Public Safety in Oakland (and how you can influence policies and funding)

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thurs, February 20, 7 p.m. for light snacks; program starts at 7:30 p.m.
Join your neighbors and friends for a comprehensive look at crime reduction policies the city deploys, how well they are working, what they cost, and what the city can  afford. The purpose of the program is to offer Rockridge residents options when  deciding which policies and budget priorities to support or to consider changing as  one key part of strengthening an overall crime-reduction plan.

Rockridge Branch Library Panelists:

Analyzing Private Security Patrols and Crime

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The use of private security patrols is increasing where traditional law enforcement is insufficient to ensure public safety.

On September 23, 2013, with the support of the neighbors on my block and the adjoining block, I launched a crowd-funding campaign for a private security patrol in Lower Rockridge, in an area north of Highway 24, west of College Avenue, east of Telegraph Avenue, and south of Woolsey Street.

Notes: November RCPC Town Hall on Neighborhood Watch Groups

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We hope November's RCPC Town Hall spurs you to action! The audience heard a panel of local residents who are part of active Neighborhood Watch groups and other public safety efforts share ideas about how Rockridge neighbors can make our streets safer. The discussion was moderated by Rockridge resident Allie Rasmus of KTVU News, panelists included David Lorie, Andy Young, Frank Castro, and Don Link. OPD's Capt. Anthony Toribio and Lt. Chris Bolton and Neighborhood Services Coordinator Patricia Rose were also present to answer questions.

June Town Hall Meeting Draws a Full House

Monday, July 8, 2013

It was obvious that public safety was much on people's minds, especially with the looming deadline for the city to approve a new budget, as a capacity crowd filled the Rockridge Branch Library meeting room for the June 20 joint Rockridge Community Planning Council - Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council Town Hall meeting.

A major reason for the large turnout was the presence of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Interim Police Chief Sean Whent, who both focused their remarks on public safety issues.

End Victimhood: Be Proactively Defensive

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Following a brazen assault in March on a pedestrian near Chabot Road and Claremont Avenue, nearby residents mobilized to "make our neighborhood less easy of a target." (The Rockridge News, March 2013, page 4.) Steps taken included revitalizing their Neighborhood Watch program and signing up with for closer communication.

Meeting and Beating Crime in Oakland: These Meetings Can Help!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mayor's Public Safety Workshops: The Mayor's Office is sponsoring a series of workshops on solutions to Oakland's Public Safety problems. The one closest to Rockridge is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the location noted below.

Mayor Quan and the City of Oakland want your input!
Be a Part of the Conversation: Short Term Strategies, Long Term Solutions to Oakland's Public Safety Problems

Neighbors West of Claremont Avenue Unite to Fight Crime

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The brutal mugging of a 60-year-old Rockridge woman on New Year’s Day has galvanized residents west of Claremont Avenue to take steps to deter area crime.

In a violent attack in a section of Rockridge that continues to see a disproportionate share of area crime, the victim was assaulted and robbed on Claremont Avenue near its intersection with Chabot Road.

Rockridge RCPC-NCPC Meeting

Event Time: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
College Avenue Presbyterian Church

Annual Joint Meeting: NCPC-RCPC On Thursday, June 9, RCPC and NCPC will hold their annual joint meeting. The topic this year is Public and Private Safety.

RCPC/NCPC Special June Town Hall: Action Steps Panel of Police, City, Private Patrols

Event Time: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Are you concerned about crime in Rockridge? Are you worried about the recent surge in residential burglaries in parts of Rockridge? About assaults? About wheels stolen from parked cars? Plan to attend the special June 18 RCPC/NCPC Town Hall meeting and learn what you can do.

RCPC and NCPC are hosting a discussion with Oakland officials and Rockridge community leaders about crime, response and personal safety. Speaking at the meeting will be:
Greg Minor, assistant to the City Administrator
OPD Lt. Randy Brandwood, Special Resource Commander

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