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Oakland Neighbors Band Together Against Crime

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Even though 40 new recruits will graduate this month from the Oakland Police Department’s academy, OPD is still severely understaffed due to major layoffs in 2010. Slow police response times and steady levels of crime have some residents looking to find their own solutions to crime in their neighborhoods.

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Lisa Pickoff-White is KQED's Senior Interactive News Producer. Her work has been honored with awards from the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and SXSW Interactive. Lisa specializes in visual journalism, including photography and data. Reach Lisa Pickoff-White at lpickoffwhite@kqed.org.