Crime Prevention and Community Resources

reporting Graffiti/Dumping

Informational Brochure, click to enlarge.

Call 510.363.0989 or email to report an incident of graffiti or illegal dumping within the Jack London District.

Please fill out this graffiti removal authorization form and return by email or in person once you have requested graffiti removal on your property.

Public Works Call Center:

Phone: (510) 615-5566; Mobile application:


PWA recently launched a program to reward citizens who report illegal dumping.

CalTrans Freeway & ramp maintenance:

  • (415) 330-6500 (graffiti on signs, striping, electrical issues)

  • (510) 614-5942 (illegal dumping, potholes, overgrown vegetation)

  • Online maintenance request

City Updates

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Crime Reporting Information

Emergency and crime in progress call 911 or cell phone call 777-3211

Suspicious activities, call OPD non-emergency number 777-3333

Drug dealing tip-line 238-DRUG(3784); Sex Trafficking tip-line 238-2373

Fire Hazard Reporting: 238-3581

Report a crime online through the City of Oakland website.


Is your Car a Target?

This brochure includes tips on theft prevention, reporting, and recovering stolen items, as well as Oakland Police Department resources and contact information.

Bike Tips to Prevent Theft!

Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council

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NCPCs meet to discuss and act on neighborhood issues with their community police officer. The purpose of the NCPCs "is to act as a liaison and work with community residents, organizations, police officers, and city officials together to identify and resolve problems in communities."

The Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPCs) were created in 1996 as an integral part of Oakland's approach to community policing, as mandated in City Resolution 79235

There are 51 NCPCs in Oakland -- one per police beat -- composed entirely of volunteers who live, work, or worship in that neighborhood. 

The Jack London Improvement District worked with the Neighborhood Services Division to re-establish the Jack London/Beat 1X NCPC. Regular meetings are held monthly, on the fourth Tuesday, at the Jack London HQ: 333 Broadway. See our calendar for meeting dates. ByLaws Here. We encourage you to attend a meeting, get to know your neighbors, and get involved in keeping your community safe.

Our community resources officer is Officer Rob Gallinetti. Please contact him at with any concerns about ongoing issues in the District. 

Responsibilities of NCPC Officers/Board members


Information? Questions? Contact or Neighborhood Services Coordinator Kenny Ip at 510-238-3091, /

Community Resources

Resident resources

Getting a parking permit

Residents page: from the City of Oakland website with info about jobs, housing, schools, utilities, accessibility services, public safety, and more.

The Jack London district sits in City Council District 3. Our City Council representative is Lynette Gibson McElhaney. You can find out how to contact her here.

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More Information on Projects Affecting the District


Starting Spring 2018, PG&E will begin street closures of 3rd St in order to replace the gas pipeline that lies underneath. Work will take place in block-length increments lasting 3-weeks for each block. Representatives from PG&E will be available to answer questions and address concerns after every Jack London Improvement District Board meeting. For more information please contact

Roxanne Cruz
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Sr. Gas Outreach Specialist

East Bay Division | Local Customer Experience
Mobile: 650-291-9894


Jack London is an active participant in the entitlement process of District projects as well as the Downtown Specific Plan process underway. As part of a transparent and collaborative approach to creating and maintaining a safe, clean, thriving Jack London District with flourishing businesses, vibrant events, and quality of life, the Jack London Improvement District is convening neighborhood conversations about land use, economic development, business, resilience, industry, history, and culture relevant to the District. The discussions are both educational and serve as a guide for the long range vision of the District. 

Since the initiation of Plan Downtown, Jack London has been working to extend the City's community engagement and provide a forum for participation in the visioning and planning process. The community discussions around connecting the waterfront with the Downtown through improved gateways, the future of the wholesale produce district, enhanced public spaces, industry and mixed-use, and rail and transit infrastructure have informed the focus of the Downtown Plan.

Stay updated on the City's Planning Process here.

In the first community meeting on December 10, the focus was to 1) hear and understand what issues are of importance to the Jack London Community so that they are studied in the Plan, and 2) for the City to communicate the process of the Plan for optimal engagement.

The second community meeting on March 22 in Jack London focused on the Plan Alternatives, and shared the process of the Plan for continued engagement. 

See the slides from the City's presentation on the Plan Alternatives, specific to Jack London, here and here.

Join us to lead the neighborhood’s improvement with a progressive, creative, and collaborative approach. 

Upcoming Community Meeting info available on our events page!


Starting in Spring 2018 BART, will begin construction activities on 4th St between Washington and Jefferson St. The purpose of the construction is to replace the existing BART tracks.  There will be two-way traffic on 4th St during construction with no sidewalk or parking access. For more information here is an informational flyer with a more in depth description of the project, a sitemap, and contact information.

Update: 4th St closure dates and details.


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The I-880 Oakland-Alameda Access Project (formerly called the I-880 Broadway-Jackson Project) proposes to improve connectivity between I-880, I-980 and the cities of Alameda and Oakland. 

Alameda CTC, the project sponsor, and Caltrans, the lead for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, are working in partnership with the cities of Oakland and Alameda to plan, identify and analyze potential freeway access and local roadway improvements between I-880, I-980 and the Posey/Webster Tubes connecting the two cities. The project is being coordinated with multiple corridor planning efforts and local and regional developments including but not limited to the Downtown Specific Plan and Bicycle Master Plan to make sure that any improvements identified for local roads will not conflict with future plans within the corridor.

The Jack London Improvement District staff is part of the Stakeholders Working Group on this project to act as a key liaison to the larger community of business, advocates, residents and organizations.

Upcoming Community Meeting info available on our events page!


Walk this Way: The Broadway/Webster Project aims to transform the areas around, under and through the Broadway and Webster Street underpasses of the I-880 Freeway into a beautiful, safe, walkable, inviting, green and iconic passageway connecting Downtown Oakland and the Waterfront. 

The City of Oakland seeks the best talent in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting design, engineering, transportation planning, acoustics, public art and community engagement to reimagine a new future for this key area of Downtown Oakland and to develop new tools to address the many underpasses that challenge our neighborhoods citywide.