Posted 2.October 2018

The Oakland Police Officers’ Association Members Kick-off 2018 “Pink Patch Project” for the month of October

October 2, 2018

Contact: Oakland Police Officers’ Association: (510) 834-9670 or

The Oakland Police Officers’ Association Members Kick-off 2018 “Pink Patch Project” for the month of October.

Oakland, California: October marks the kick off of the 2018 “Pink Patch Project” that members of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) are taking part in with 330 public safety agencies throughout the United States.

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative campaign to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease. The program centers on vibrant pink versions of agencies uniform patches. Employees from the participating agencies will be wearing these pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” this October. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

As part of this program, participating agencies are selling their commemorative pink patches to the community, along with T-shirts, challenge coins and other commemorative items. Proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to breast cancer education, research, and treatment organizations across the nation. In 2017, the program raised in excess of $800,000.00 for cancer research organizations nationwide.

Media Interview, Photograph and/or Videos Opportunities: Interviews are available with, and coordinated by, Oakland Police Officer Christi Amaral who is spearheading the Oakland Police Department’s pink patch operation.

For more information on the Pink Patch Project, visit

Media Contact:
Officer Christi Amaral, Oakland Police Department.
Phone: (510) 504-8572 / Email:

About the Oakland Police Officers’ Association: The Oakland Police Officers’ Association (OPOA) represents all sworn members at all ranks within the Oakland Police Department. Representing the hardest working Police Officers in America. The OPOA can be found on the Web at