RCPC-NCPC Joint Town Hall meeting (via Zoom)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

On June 11, 2020, at 7:00 PM, the Rockridge Community Planning Council and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council will hold their annual joint town hall. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.

June 20th Joint RCPC/NCPC Town Hall Meeting Report

Thursday, July 4, 2019

On Thursday, June 20th, the Rockridge Community Planning Council and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council held their annual joint town hall meeting.  It was an opportunity for the two organizations to join together on a topic of mutual interest.  This year, that topic was disaster preparedness.

RCPC-NCPC Joint Town Hall Video Posted on YouTube

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Last Thursday, June 14th, RCPC and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council co-hosted their annual Town Hall meeting.  The special guest speaker is the new Oakland Police Department district commander for the area of Oakland that includes Rockridge, Captain Chris Bolton.  In addition, RCPC's segment included a discussion of bicycle riding on College Avenue sidewalks and what (if anything) to do about it, as well as other Rockridge transportation issues.

Videos from that Town Hall have now been posted for viewing on YouTube. 

Joint RCPC/NCPC Town Hall on Public and Private Safety: June 9

Thursday, June 9, 2016

On June 9, the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) and the Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) will hold their annual joint Town Hall, this year focusing on several topics relating to public and private safety.

Rockridge NCPC Notes Substantial Rise in Crime, 2014 to '15

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

How's crime in the Rockridge beats? The board of the NCPC realizes that all crime is upsetting, and it is upsetting to the NCPC boardmembers, too, who also live in the neighborhood. But compared to almost anywhere else in Oakland, Rockridge has very low crime.

As board secretary, I collect monthly data from the Oakland Police statistics site. All the data for 2015 is not in yet, but there is enough to make some comparisons between 2014 and 2015 (through October). This is summary data; I publish monthly lists of reported crimes at

Three Cars Burgled During Community Crime Meet

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Thursday evening can be a noisy time for a meeting in the Library's upstairs meeting room when the voices of pedestrians on the sidewalk drift up through the windows. Still, distinctive sounds can rise above the hubbub, distracting some meeting attendees from the topic. Late in the Thursday, June 18, Town Hall meeting, as Oakland Police Lt. Randy Brandwood began to describe the effects of Proposition 47 on criminal activity - lesser penalties for non-violent crimes such as car burglary - a woman heard a noise, looked into the Library parking lot, and cried, "Hey! Hey! Hey!

Action Steps: Police, City, Private Patrols on RCPC June Town Hall Panel

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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:

NCPC: A Part of Your Crime-Fighting Team

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPCs) are part of the community policing program in Oakland. In the words of the authorizing resolution by the City Council, community policing is to Òcreate a working partnership between the community and the police... to analyze neighborhood problems, set priorities, develop strategies, and work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.Ó

Rockridge NCPC Seeks New Chair

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) bids farewell to chairman Frank Castro, who is moving on to other pursuits. He has served as NCPC chair for Greater Rockridge (police beats 12Y and 13X) since early 2010.

We will miss Frank, but the organization now needs a new chairman. None of the three existing officers can take on the chair position, although until another volunteer is found, the chair's duties will be shared.

The NCPC chairman performs the following duties:

NCPC to Host "Safer Rockridge" Founders at April Meeting

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Crime in Rockridge was pretty bad last fall; everyone was worried. A few concerned citizens organized crowd-funding projects to pay for security patrols in most of Beat 12. The Greater Rockridge NCPC (Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council) watched with interest but didn't participate.

The temporary contracts expired, yet many who bought them still wanted security coverage.

The NCPC has invited representatives of Safer Rockridge, the nonprofit now managing the private security contract, to speak at our April 10 meeting. We've asked them to explain:

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