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   [email protected]
James Rowbotham 1X [email protected]
George Buford 2X-2Y [email protected]
Aaron Bowie 3X-3Y [email protected]
Francisco Negrete 4X [email protected]
Michael Jaeger 5X-5Y [email protected]
Raymond Ward 6X [email protected]
Eric Kim 7X [email protected]

PSO Area 2

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

PSO Area 3

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

Sergeant L. Ausmus


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

PSO Area 5

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

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”