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:

June Town Hall Meeting Draws a Full House

Monday, July 8, 2013

It was obvious that public safety was much on people's minds, especially with the looming deadline for the city to approve a new budget, as a capacity crowd filled the Rockridge Branch Library meeting room for the June 20 joint Rockridge Community Planning Council - Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council Town Hall meeting.

A major reason for the large turnout was the presence of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Interim Police Chief Sean Whent, who both focused their remarks on public safety issues.

Join Oakland Neighbors in National Night Out Celebrations

Monday, July 8, 2013
National Night Out (NNO) , August 6, 7-9pm, is the nation's night out against crime. In this event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (, Oakland residents are encouraged to join with their neighbors to have a neighborhood block party, ice cream social or other outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity - the first defense against crime. Research shows that when neighbors know each other and look out for each other, crime goes down.
It's time to organize your block party.

End Victimhood: Be Proactively Defensive

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Following a brazen assault in March on a pedestrian near Chabot Road and Claremont Avenue, nearby residents mobilized to "make our neighborhood less easy of a target." (The Rockridge News, March 2013, page 4.) Steps taken included revitalizing their Neighborhood Watch program and signing up with for closer communication.

Annual RCPC-Greater Rockridge NCPC Joint Town Hall Meeting

Event Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Annual RCPC-Greater Rockridge NCPC Joint Town Hall Meeting will feature valuable information about becoming better prepared to cope with future disasters or emergencies, including what equipment and supplies you need to have available, how you can receive training, and how you can organize your block to be better prepared.  Also, normal NCPC review of priority issues etc.

Rockridge NCPC Meeting

Event Time: 
Repeats every 2 months on the second Thursday until Fri Nov 11 2016 except Thu Jan 08 2015, Thu Feb 12 2015, Thu Aug 13 2015, Thu Jan 14 2016, Thu Mar 10 2016, Thu May 12 2016, Thu Jun 09 2016, Thu Jul 14 2016, Thu Sep 08 2016, Thu Nov 10 2016.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
4/14/16 Meeting held at: 6925 Chabot Road, across from Golden Gate Avenue. Otherwise held at Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue, 2nd floor meeting room

Crime Stats Got You Down? You Are Not Alone: Join Your NCPC

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Rockridge RCPC-NCPC Meeting

Event Time: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
College Avenue Presbyterian Church

Annual Joint Meeting: NCPC-RCPC On Thursday, June 9, RCPC and NCPC will hold their annual joint meeting. The topic this year is Public and Private Safety.

August NCPC Meeting: Citizens' Police Review

Event Time: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue

Agenda: Anthony W. Finnell, Executive Director of the Citizens' Police Review Board presents the purpose and services of the board. Prior to coming to Oakland about a year ago, he had 23 years of experience investigating police misconduct, and building a bridge between communities and the police departments in Chicago and Indianapolis.

We will also have presentations from our Crime Reduction Officers (CRO) and discuss neighborhood issues.

RCPC/NCPC Special June Town Hall: Action Steps Panel of Police, City, Private Patrols

Event Time: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Are you concerned about crime in Rockridge? Are you worried about the recent surge in residential burglaries in parts of Rockridge? About assaults? About wheels stolen from parked cars? Plan to attend the special June 18 RCPC/NCPC Town Hall meeting and learn what you can do.

RCPC and NCPC are hosting a discussion with Oakland officials and Rockridge community leaders about crime, response and personal safety. Speaking at the meeting will be:
Greg Minor, assistant to the City Administrator
OPD Lt. Randy Brandwood, Special Resource Commander

Joint RCPC-NCPC Town Hall Meeting

Event Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College at Manila

How are you faring during Oakland's crisis of crime? Do you find news of more police academies encouraging? Are you seeing more police on the street?

What other steps are city administrators and police managers considering to improve public safety and peace of mind?

Get first-hand information when Mayor Jean Quan and Chief of Police Sean Whent speak to these issues and respond to audience questions at the annual joint RCPC-NCPC meeting on Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.

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