Category Archives: Police Dept

California Police Chiefs Association Urges Cities to Support Public Safety Fix

In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 109, or the Public Safety Realignment Act, which shifted responsibility for certain “nonviolent” criminal offenders from the state to counties. Three years later, voters passed Proposition 47 which reduced a number of felonies … Continue reading

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Message from the Oakley’s Chief of Police, Chris Thorsen : Traffic Citations

There’s a saying when it comes to traffic enforcement. “You can write wrecks or you can write tickets, but you’re going to write something”. Some may be aware the Oakley Police Department has emphasized our traffic enforcement efforts over the … Continue reading

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Oakley Police to Wear Body Cameras

One of the trends sweeping across law enforcement is the use of body-worn cameras for police officers. In the wake of several controversial incidents, many communities asked for more transparency within their police departments. Soon, all Oakley Police Officers will … Continue reading

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May 6th Begins a new Paradigm in Oakley Policing

Establishing public safety is among local government’s fundamental obligations to its citizens. When we incorporated in 1999 setting up a police department was the top priority. To assist us we reached out to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and formed … Continue reading

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Oakley Police Department to be Led by Returning Chief

PRESS RELEASE – from City of Oakley After over a year of analysis, in April the Oakley City Council voted to discontinue the City’s police services contract with Contra Costa County. While the City will continue to contract with the … Continue reading

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A DUI in Oakley Could be Costly

Driving under the influence in Oakley could be become a very expensive mistake. California government code allows the City to recover costs arising from an emergency response to an accident involving a person driving a vehicle under the influence of … Continue reading

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Avoid the 25

Last Friday night Oakley PD hosted a DUI checkpoint at Laurel Rd and Mercedes. A number of arrests were made, citations were issued and cars were towed. This event was coordinated as part of the Avoid the 25 program’s 18-day … Continue reading

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