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.


  • 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

Data and Information

Related data and information that has been requested by the Taskforce.

Meeting Archive