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City of Oakland Neighborhood Councils (formerly known as Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils)

This neighborhood-level program brings community members together by beat to work in partnership with the Oakland Police Department to solve problems that lead to crime. Neighborhood Councils emphasize leadership development, skill building and strengthening relationships among residents. There are 53 Neighborhood Councils in the City. Use this map to find your Neighborhood Council.

City of Oakland Neighborhood Services

Safety tips, crime prevention and other resources.

Oakland Police Department Command Areas and Community Resource Officer Directory

Find Legal Assistance

Bay Area Legal Aid
Housing preservation, consumer protection, domestic violence prevention & other services
Legal Advice Line: (800) 551-5554
1735 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

East Bay Community Law Center
Housing, immigration and other services
(510) 548-4040
2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94608

Centro Legal de la Raza
Immigration, tenant rights, worker rights and other services
(510) 437-1554
3400 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601

Eviction Defense Center
Tenant assistance
(510) 452-4541
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

Housing & Economic Rights Advocates
Free legal services
(510) 271-8443
P.O. Box 29435, Oakland, CA 94604-0091

Family Violence Law Center
Restraining orders, emergency shelter and other services
(510) 208-3557
470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Legal Assistance for Seniors
Advocacy, education and counseling
(510) 832-3040
333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 850, Oakland, CA 94621

Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corp.
Free legal aid
(510) 302-2222 ext. 4
1000 Broadway, #480, Oakland, CA 94607

Alameda County Superior Court Self-Help Center
Free or low-cost legal assistance
(510) 272-1393
Hayward Hall of Justice, Dept. 501, 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Report Problems

When you report crimes, nuisances or other problems, the NLC can use those reports to file cases and hold the responsible parties accountable. If you see a crime in progress or someone is in danger, call 911 immediately.

You should keep the report number or reference number for all reports and the contact information for any agency representative that you corresponded with about your problem.

Oakland Police Prostitution Hotline: (510) 238-2373

Oakland Police Illegal Drug Hotline: (510) 238-3784

Oakland Police Non-Emergency Line: (510) 777-3333

Report Illegal Dumping to the Public Works Agency
(510) 615-5566