Chief's Welcome

On behalf of the men and women of the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department (OHAPD), it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website where you will find information about services available to residents, staff, and the community at large to help you stay safe.  Although no city is free from crime, we are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment on and about Oakland Housing Authority properties.


The OHA Police Department has been internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1999, earning a “Flagship” status in 2008 and 2011. The accreditation process requires satisfying 482 professional standards established by CALEA that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.


Please take a few minutes to review the information on our website. I invite you to call any of the numbers listed in the various sections if you need further information or simply wish to speak with one of our staff. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our services and welcome your comments, suggestions, compliments and complaints so that we can continue to provide excellent services.


I encourage you, as a member of the OHA community to “join us in partnership” and report any unusual activity you observe. I am confident you will find that members of the department are approachable, knowledgeable, and provide excellent professional services.

Please feel free to contact me at (510) 535-3104 or e-mail me at​​