Oakland’s Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPCs)
As part of the larger community policing design, Oakland has Neighborhood Councils, called Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPCs) “made up of Oakland residents working in partnership with the Oakland Police Department to address ongoing problems in their neighborhoods,” as they are described on their website page.
PANIL serves as that neighborhood council for our area, which is Beat 9X. Each NCPC has a Neighborhood Services Coordinator; PANIL’s is Brenda Ivey.
To carry out our role in this partnership with the City, PANIL devotes a portion of our monthly PANIL meetings once every quarter to reviewing the crime statistics in our area and discussing our questions and concerns with the police officer who is our Community Resource Officer.