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Citizen Police Review Board Complaints Mapping Application

The Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) is providing police complaint information to the public through this site in an effort to better share data about complaint incidents. This site is arranged to search complaint information by filtering through selected variables. These maps show potential patterns of complaints over long periods of time by utilizing complaint information collected in CPRB’s database. The user has the ability to learn about complaints made in their neighborhoods and the level of services provided by the Oakland Police Department according to citizen complaints.

The square icons are intended to indicate the approximate area which a complaint incident occurred. The square icons do not reflect the exact location of any particular complaint.

The CPRB intends that the information provided by this web site is accurate; however, errors sometimes occur. Use this service at your own risk. The number of incidents identified in tables and reports may not be fully reflected in the map. The CPRB hopes users enjoy this option to examine the work and outcome of complaints filed with the CPRB.

Searching the Map:

This application is designed to allow users to search the Police Review Board database to search by:
  •   Address 
  •   Common City Landmarks
  •   Allegation Type 
  •   Year 
  •   Date

All of the above searches can be found on the Search Panel. When you search the map your selected records will then be displayed in RED on both the map and in the Results Panel. By clicking on the + sign next to the records in the Results Panel you can view additional information regarding the incident. If you right click on the records you can remove individual records from the Search Panel, or for the entitre set by right clicking on the “Complaints” header in the Results Panel

Navigating the Map

There are several tools that users can use to navigate and retrieve information relating to the map. Below is an explanation of the most important tools.

Identifying Features on the Map
You can obtain additional information about an incident by using the tool to click on the specific incident or sustained allegation to display additional information regarding the location and details of the incident. If you have performed a selection and you have red selected incidents, you can hover your mouse over the red icon and left click on it for additional information.

Panning the Map
Panning can be accomplished by either using the hand tool located in the tool bar on the upper right, or by using the compass arrow to seamlessly scroll by depressing the left mouse button and holding in the direction that you would like to navigate.

Zooming the Map
If you would like to zoom in on the map to see detailed streets, and a closer view of your selected incidents you can use the zoom scroll bar. Zooming is accomplished by clicking toward the + sign to zoom in, or towards the – sign to zoom out. If your mouse is equipped with a scroll wheel you can also zoom in/out by hovering your mouse over the map and zoom in/out through rotating the mouse wheel.