Safer Crocker is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 2016 in response to a wave of serious crime in our neighborhood. Donations from our neighbors and sponsors allow us to promote the public safety of the residents within much of the Crocker Highlands neighborhood.
Our primary efforts support regular safety patrols by a licensed private firm. Robust analysis of crime data has demonstrated this has led to a reduction of incidents within the patrol area.
What We Do
And How You Can Help
The security patrols help enhance our safety by:
Providing a deterrent against crime by performing systematic and hot-spot patrolling of
neighborhood streets and public spaces..
Offering residents a pathway to report immediate security concerns.
Communicating their observations with the Oakland Police Department.
The security officers are unarmed. They are trained to observe and report suspicious or criminal activity, and their first response to any criminal or safety concern will be to contact Oakland Police Department. They will then observe, report, and assist anyone in need when it is safe to do so.
For more additional questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
The top recommendation from the Oakland Police Department to help with safety in our neighborhood is to install several street cameras at the entrances and exits of the neighborhood. This would be possible with higher donor participation.
We are still investigating the feasibility of this service, if you would like to volunteer to help us, contact us here.
All of the funding for the patrols comes from donations from the community. While any donations are welcome, most of our members provide a monthly donation of $30. Currently, less than 20% of the households in the patrol area donate and that means we can only staff 20 hours/week. Even with 50% participation we could easily fund 24/7 patrols and cameras to monitor cars entering and exiting the area.