Posted 14.May 2018

In Honor of National Police Week, Oakland Rolls Out an App to File Complaints Against Its Police Officers but the City Also Aims to Ensure a Zero Compliment Zone for its Cops.


May 14, 2018
Contact: Oakland Police Officers’ Association: (510) 834-9670 or

OAKLAND – During National Police Week, leaders of our State and Nation come together with Police Officers to honor those in Law Enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice. While in Oakland, with much fanfare, the City rolled out a new App to accept complaints against its Police Officers. Oakland has been diligent in providing forms, websites, email addresses, telephone hotlines and now an App to facilitate complaints against its Police Officers. However, the City of Oakland has no mechanism for a resident to tell a hard-working Oakland Police Officer job well done.

Despite this, the Oakland Police Officers’ Association reminds residents that they can still compliment any Oakland Police Officer, or indeed any City worker, via the “contact” link on the association’s website ( or via email at

As Oakland Police Officers’ Association President Barry Donelan explained, “It’s sad when City leaders make it impossible for our residents to compliment a cop.” He went on, “I’m proud that the Oakland Police Officers’ Association regularly receives compliments from our residents for Oakland cops who do a great job.”

This month Oakland Police Officers have held a memorial in Oakland to remember the 53 Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty, attended the California Peace Officers Memorial in Sacramento presided over by California’s Governor and Attorney General, and cycled in the Police Unity Tour from New York City to Washington DC in aid of the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Oakland Police Officers are proud to serve.