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OPD NOTICE:At 2:43 PM the Oakley Police Department received a call of a shooting that occurred on Laurel Road, near the Laurel Ballfields. Our officers arrived and discovered an occupant of a moving vehicle had been shot by somebody who was also in a moving (different) vehicle. Luckily our victim did not sustain life threatening injuries. Our investigation began to unfold and we immediately began to network with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff due to the fact they were also investigating a shooting in their jurisdiction. Our investigation allowed us to broadcast a suspect vehicle description and shortly thereafter Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff’s located and stopped a vehicle matching our description on Vasco Road near Camino Diablo. The occupants of that vehicle were detained and held for our officers. Our officers were able to identify these two people as being responsible for our shooting and they were arrested. There is no further threat to the public due to this incident. The Oakley Police Department appreciates the strong partnership we share with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and we thank them for their assistance in this case. ... See MoreSee Less
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PAUL BEARD NAMED NEW CHIEF OF THE OAKLEY POLICE DEPARTMENTThe City of Oakley is excited to announced that Paul Beard has been appointed the Oakley Police Department's new Chief of Police, effective immediately. “This is a very exciting time for Oakley, and we look forward to working under Paul’s leadership in law enforcement,” said Josh McMurray, Oakley’s City Manager. “He exemplifies so many of the traits that are necessary for the success of our community, not just as a Police Chief, but in all aspects of public service such as integrity and accountability.”Chief Beard has been with the OPD since the City established its own police department in May of 2016, having formerly contracted with the County. He is celebrating 32 years in law enforcement this month, as he began his career in the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff in January 1990.Chief Beard has worked his way through the ranks of the OPD, serving as sergeant and lieutenant before taking up his new, exciting position. He was interested in law enforcement from an early age, having grown up in a police family- his paternal grandmother was a deputy sheriff for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona and later she became the first female police officer for the Chandler Arizona Police Department. His father was also a reserve officer with that department.“The stories I heard growing up just seemed to naturally lead me to this career,” said Beard.And Chief Beard also has a strong bond with the Oakley community. His maternal grandparents settled in Oakley in 1944, having migrated from Arkansas where they were cotton farmers. His grandfather built a house on West Bolton Road in Oakley and his family has had ties to Oakley ever since.“To say I am proud to serve this community in this capacity is an understatement,” said Beard. “I can’t wait to continue to support the City of Oakley.”In his new capacity as Chief, Beard says that among his initial goals will be to continue an intensive regimen for his officers to cultivate their expertise, and also to work on quality-of-life issues that affect Oakley’s citizens such as traffic concerns and homelessness issues.When he is not on the beat, Chief Beard is a family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and stepchildren. You can also find him fishing on the Delta, in the workshop in his garage that he recently built, and spending time with his four dogs.Chief Beard will be formally sworn in on Tuesday, January 18th in the Oakley City Council Chambers. ... See MoreSee Less
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CALLING ALL ARTISTSThe City of Oakley invites artists to submit their design to paint a mural at the Oakley Civic Center Park! We are seeking artists to showcase their artwork to help beautify the park, deter graffiti, and bring art into unexpected places. Artwork should reflect Oakley’s rich history and unique appeal. Applications are due by Friday, January 14th. Learn more and submit: www.ci.oakley.ca.us/call-for-artists-civic-center-park-mural-project/ ... See MoreSee Less
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