Oakland School Police Department works in close partnership with Oakland Police Department and is committed to professional law enforcement.
Oakland School Police Department is comprised of Bureau of Field Operations and Bureau of Support Services under the Office of the Chief of Police:
1. Bureau of Field Operations – our Patrol Division includes uniformed officers at the six major high schools and tactical officers covering the elementary and middle schools.
2. Bureau of Support Services - our safety programs includes the Campus Safety & Security Unit and Emergency Preparedness Unit.
All School Security Officers (SSOs) who are stationed throughout the District are under the Campus Safety & Security Unit. Emergency Planning is another critical component of the department. Jenny Wong, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, manages the development and implementation of the District's overall emergency preparedness program, including implementation of the Site Safety/Climate Plan for school sites and district offices. Ms. Wong also assists and provides advice to administrators in the development and/or revision of school emergency and safety plans.