Oakland Police Department Faces Staffing Issues, Increased 911 Calls

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — The Oakland Police Officers Association says they’re concerned about the dangerous state of affairs of the city’s 911 response.

They say because of inadequate staffing, the police department regularly has nobody to respond to residents’ calls for help.

“The situation in Oakland is dire,” OPOA President Barry Donelan says. “It is a staffing crisis when it comes to police officers being available to respond to call for service.”

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