Chief's Welcome

On behalf of the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department (OHAPD), it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Please review this site to learn more about our police department and the services provided, contact information for staff, and links to helpful information. OHAPD is committed to serving our residents, staff, and the community of Oakland with Honor, Integrity and Service. We are dedicated to collaborating with the community to foster an environment of equity and inclusivity. 

The Oakland Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency in Oakland, which includes Authority owned properties.  OHAPD operates as a supplemental policing entity to the City of Oakland Police Department (OPD), focusing on serving the residents of OHA properties. OHAPD is a certified law enforcement agency under California Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA POST) under PC 830.31(d). 

The Oakland Housing Authority Police Department has been Internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1999. As a CALEA accredited agency, the Oakland Housing Authority Police department is committed to the best practices in law enforcement, accountability, and transparency to the public we serve. 

Our staff members are a dedicated, well-trained, and committed group of professionals who take pride in their work. I ask you to join us in “Partnership with the Community” as we serve the Oakland Housing Authority. 

Chief Alan Love

Please feel free to contact me at (510) 535-3113 or e-mail me at​​​​