Community Policing Officers, as defined by Measure Y - the Violence Prevention and Community Policing Act, are sworn police officers assigned to a community policing beat. Commonly called Problem Solving Officers (PSOs), their responsibility is to work on solving specific problems on their beats. The do not respond to 911 calls for service, and they have very limited responsibility for other activities than problem solving on their assigned beats. Originally the city had 57 community policing beats. Please read more about community policing in Oakland.
Problem Solving Officers
Oakland's Measure Y funded the hiring of a number of problem solving officers to focus on preventing crime within the districts they're assigned to.
Police Beats (image from Oakland Police Dept)
This list is up to date as of 7/27/13. For the most current information, see the official department list.
PSO Area 1
|Sgt. W. Bardsley email@example.com|
PSO Area 2
|Sergeant J. Bassett firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Channelle Del Rosario||12X-12Yemail@example.com|
PSO Area 3
|Sergeant F. Rojasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Menandro Madlansacay Jr||16X-16Yemail@example.com|
|Rodger Ponce De Leon||18X-18Yfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gerlad Pertoso||21x, 21Yemail@example.com|
|James Belote||22x, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Sergeant L. Ausmus
|Melissa Baddie||24X, 24Yemail@example.com|
|Sean Festag||25x, 25Yfirstname.lastname@example.org|
PSO Area 5
|Sergeant M. Allison email@example.com|
Thoughts on Community Policing
We should expect our police to be men and women who are formally educated, carefully selected, well-trained, controlled in their use of force, effective, honest and truthful in their actions, courteous to every person, led by mature, collaborative leaders, compassionate, and closely in touch with the communities they serve. This is what community policing is all about. And it requires a breath-taking vision, hiring the right people, and leading them wisely. Improvement can happen and it can be sustained if this is understoody! For more, seehttp://improvingpolice.wordpress.com.