Community Policing Officers, as defined by Measure Y - the Violence Prevention and Community Policing Act, are sworn police officers assigned to a community policing beat.  Commonly called Problem Solving Officers (PSOs), their responsibility is to work on solving specific problems on their beats.  The do not respond to 911 calls for service, and they have very limited responsibility for other activities than problem solving on their assigned beats. Originally the city had 57 community policing beats. Please read more about community policing in Oakland.

Problem Solving Officers

Oakland's Measure Y funded the hiring of a number of problem solving officers to focus on preventing crime within the districts they're assigned to.

Police Beats (image from Oakland Police Dept)

This list is up to date as of 7/27/13. For the most current information, see the official department list.

PSO Area 1

Name Beat Email
Sgt. W. Bardsley 238-3157
James Rowbotham 1X
George Buford 2X-2Y
Aaron Bowie 3X-3Y
Francisco Negrete 4X
Michael Jaeger 5X-5Y
Raymond Ward 6X
Eric Kim 7X

PSO Area 2

Name Beat Email
Sergeant J. Bassett 238-3158
Jonathan Muniz 8X
Steve Toribio 9X
Donald Lane 10X-10Y
Harold Castro 11X
Channelle Del Rosario 12X-12Y
Jason Trode 13X-13Y-13Z
John Perrodin 14X-14Y

PSO Area 3

Name Beat Email
Sergeant F. Rojas
Joseph Turner 15X
Menandro Madlansacay Jr 16X-16Y
Christopher Keden 17X-17Y
Rodger Ponce De Leon 18X-18Y
Wenceslao Garcia 19X
Kito Yslava 20x
Gerlad Pertoso 21x, 21Y
James Belote 22x, 22y
Name Beat Email

Sergeant L. Ausmus

Jorge Pereda 23X
Melissa Baddie 24X, 24Y
Sean Festag 25x, 25Y
Rio DelMoral 26X-26Y
David Pullen 27X-27Y
Timothy Delavega 28X

PSO Area 5

Name Beat Email
Sergeant M. Allison 777-8643
Kristian Razmilovic 29X
Brian Hernandez 30X-30Y
John Romero 31X-31Y-31Z
Christopher Eggers 32X-32Y
Eric Thaw 34X
Steve Vierra 35X-35Y
Pedro Elias 33X

Thoughts on Community Policing

We should expect our police to be men and women who are formally educated, carefully selected, well-trained, controlled in their use of force, effective, honest and truthful in their actions, courteous to every person, led by mature, collaborative leaders, compassionate, and closely in touch with the communities they serve. This is what community policing is all about. And it requires a breath-taking vision, hiring the right people, and leading them wisely. Improvement can happen and it can be sustained if this is understoody! For more, see

See Also

Pages tagged “community policing”