Reimagining Public Safety

Operationalizing the Oakland City Council’s commitment to enhancing public safety through more appropriate, efficient & equitable allocation of resources.

The Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Final Report with Recommendations was accepted by the City Council on May 3, 2021.

In addition to the resources on this webpage, public materials related to the recommendations, Advisory Boards, and community engagement can be accessed by clicking here.

About the Taskforce

The purpose of the Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce (active from September 2020 through March 2021) is to rapidly reimagine and reconstruct the public safety system in Oakland by developing recommendations for Council consideration to increase community safety through alternative responses to calls for assistance, and investments in programs that address the root causes of violence and crime (such as health services, housing, jobs, etc), with a goal of a 50% reduction in the OPD General Purpose Fund (GFP) budget allocation.

Taskforce Members

The Task Force was comprised of two co-chairs, two co-facilitator organizations and 17 appointed members. In addition, there were four Advisory Boards focused on Legal & Policy Barriers & Opportunities, Alternate Responses, Programs & Investments, Budget Data & Analysis, and OPD Organization & Culture.

Timeline

  • July 28, 2020

    Council vote on authorization of Taskforce

  • August 31, 2020

    Deadline for submitting nominees to co-chairs

  • September 16, 2020

    Kickoff of Taskforce

  • April 1, 2021

    Draft Recommendations Presented to City Council

  • May 3, 2021

    Final Report Presented to City Council

  • June 30, 2021

    Final Day for Adoption of FY2021-2023 Budget

Meeting Archive

Meeting Date Meeting Minutes Video Agenda
Meeting - March 17, 2021 03/17/21 Attachment 2 RPSTF Draft Minutes March10
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force March17 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - March 10, 2021 03/10/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Feb17
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force March10 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - February 17, 2021 02/17/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Feb3
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Feb17 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - February 3, 2021 02/03/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Jan20
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Feb03 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - January 20, 2021 01/20/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Jan6
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Jan20 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - January 6, 2021 01/06/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Dec9
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Jan6 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - December 9, 2020 12/09/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Nov23
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Dec9 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - November 23, 2020 11/23/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Nov12
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Nov23 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - November 12, 2020 11/12/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Oct28
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Nov12 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - October 28, 2020 10/28/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Oct14
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Oct28 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - October 22, 2020 10/22/20 N/A Link Oct22 Meeting Agenda OPD Organization and Culture Advisory Board
Meeting - October 21, 2020 10/21/20 N/A Link October 21 Meeting Agenda Legal and Policy Barriers and Opportunities Advisory Board
Meeting - October 20, 2020 10/20/20 N/A Link Oct20 Meeting Agenda Budget Data Analysis Advisory Board
Meeting - October 19, 2020 10/19/20 N/A Link Oct19 Meeting Agenda Alternate Responses Advisory Board
Meeting - October 14, 2020 10/14/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Sept30
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Oct14 Meeting Agenda
Meeting - September 30, 2020 09/30/20 N/A Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Sept30 Meeting Agenda 1
Meeting - September 16, 2020 09/16/20 RPSTF Minutes Sept16
N/A Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Sept16 Meeting Agenda 3