Field Operations-Services

The Field Operations function includes Patrol, Crime Prevention, Special Operations, Recruitment Fleet and equipment, Reserve Officer Unit, Canine, and Training and POST Compliance.  The function is staffed by 21 sworn members.  Four patrol squads, and one crime prevention squad provide patrol services and proactive policing, in addition to various community events. Community policing is the department's dominant operating philosophy.   

OHAPD’s Crime Prevention Unit believes in working together with the community to make Oakland a safe and pleasant place to live. The Crime Prevention Unit works closely with residents, schools, community groups, businesses and other Authority and City Departments.

Watch Commanders

Lieutenant Luther DuPree, III, Watch Commander, (510) 535-3157

Lieutenant Paul Malech​, Watch Commander, (510)535-3154

Squad Supervisors​
Sergeant Kenneth Nielsen, Squad-1 Supervisor, (510) 535-3156​
Sergeant Joshua Ruiz, Squad-2 Supervisor, (510) 535-3123 ​
Sergeant Aida DuPree​, Squad-3 Supervisor, (510)535-3152
Sergeant Ramon Jacobo​, Squad-4 Supervisor, (510) 535-3122
Sergeant Casey Mooningham​, Investigations Supervisor, (510)535-3124