Crime

Beating Crime: Useful Resource Links

Sunday, January 11, 2015

How is crime in Oakland these days? Going up or going down? Staying the same? A reading of some recent reports appearing on Next Door Rockridge (rockridgeca.nextdoor.com/news_feed/) could make it seem that crime is spreading.

Here are abstracts of some Rockridge area postings:

Rockridge Talking: Wish Lists & Ideas Shared at June Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Oakland City Planning Director Rachel Flynn drew a huge crowd at the June RCPC Town Hall, where she provided a richly informative overview of Oakland's approach to urban planning, how Rockridge fits into that vision, and what kinds of things we can do to further enhance our neighborhood. RCPC board member Virginia Hamilton then led the 70-plus attendees in an exchange of ideas including expressions of local concerns as well as a wide range of possible solutions.

RCPC Town Hall Feb. 20: The Cost of Public Safety in Oakland (and how you can influence policies and funding)

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thurs, February 20, 7 p.m. for light snacks; program starts at 7:30 p.m.
 
Join your neighbors and friends for a comprehensive look at crime reduction policies the city deploys, how well they are working, what they cost, and what the city can  afford. The purpose of the program is to offer Rockridge residents options when  deciding which policies and budget priorities to support or to consider changing as  one key part of strengthening an overall crime-reduction plan.

Rockridge Branch Library Panelists:

Public Safety Forum: Fighting Crime with Environmental Design, Feb. 22 10am

Saturday, February 15, 2014

In the third program in the series of public safety meetings, facilitator – and Rockridge neighbor– Gabe Kleinman provides creative examples of how other neighborhoods have worked together to improve public safety. Gabe and meeting participants will engage in a lively discussion exploring steps we might want to try locally. Ever thought of deploying mimes to discourage jaywalking? They do it in Bogotá!

Analyzing Private Security Patrols and Crime

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The use of private security patrols is increasing where traditional law enforcement is insufficient to ensure public safety.

On September 23, 2013, with the support of the neighbors on my block and the adjoining block, I launched a crowd-funding campaign for a private security patrol in Lower Rockridge, in an area north of Highway 24, west of College Avenue, east of Telegraph Avenue, and south of Woolsey Street.

Public Safety Information You Want

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Over 100 people responded to a recent RCPC survey to help identify public safety-related issues Rockridge residents want to learn about and discuss as a community.

Also involved are the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC); Rockridge District Association (RDA); Councilman Dan Kalb's office; College Avenue Presbyterian Church; Anthony Toribio (OPD); and Patricia Rose, OPD Neighborhood Services.

What are we hearing? Most people's priority is personal safety - including family, neighbors and home and property. Other leading issues are:

Security Ambassadors for College Avenue

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Rockridge District Association (RDA) wants our neighbors to know that we have started our security ambassadors program a little earlier this year.

The RDA has contracted with VMA Security Group, an Oakland company, to provide unarmed security ambassadors who will help make your time on the Avenue even more enjoyable during the holidays. They will not only help keep us safe but will provide assistance with directions and other information for shoppers.

Three Guys Step Up to Help Deter Crime

Saturday, November 9, 2013

All of us who have signed on to one of the private security patrols recently proposed for large areas of Rockridge fervently hope that it will help stem the muggings, robberies, burglaries and car thefts that have hit the area over the last year.

But no matter what, many feel we owe our thanks to Paul Liu, Steve Kirsh and David Groves, and those who have worked with them, for providing us with a plan of action and listening to our concerns along the way.

WHAT INFORMATION WILL HELP YOU BE SAFER AND MORE SECURE?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Please take a minute to respond to a short RCPC survey soliciting information on what public safety-related topics Rockridge residents are interested in learning more about, when are convenient times to gather and whether and how you'd be interested in discussion summaries, etc. being made available (particularly for those not able to attend such meetings).

Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RockSafety.

RCPC Public Safety Meeting: Fighting Crime with Community Design: Discuss, Decide, Act!

Event Time: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
SPECIAL LOCATION: Claremont Middle School, Room 1 (just through front doors on College Avenue at Miles)

This will be a highly interactive program exploring opportunities to reduce crime using tactics that could be deployed at the neighborhood level - from traffic circles and cameras in public areas to more creative options. The goal is to identify steps that could be a good fit for Rockridge and, if possible, pursue implementation.

The program will be facilitated by Gabe Kleinman and Virginia Hamilton.

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