California is surging law enforcement resources to Oakland and the East Bay. The state is temporarily increasing California Highway Patrol and other state personnel in Oakland by 900-percent to crack down on crime and improve public safety.
120 CHP officers including specialized units using advanced investigative technology will work with local agencies. The focus is on vehicle theft, retail theft and violent crime.
Governor Newsom claims crime rates have fallen in California, including in San Francisco, “Oakland is seeing the opposite trend.” Mayor Sheng Thao calls the surge of crime and violence on the streets “unacceptable,” adding “these critical law enforcement resources are a game-changer.”