The Neighborhood Policing Team is a specialized unit within the Oceanside Police Department's Support Operations Division that works with members of the community to develop both short- and long-term solutions to ongoing issues within their particular neighborhood.
The Neighborhood Policing Team utilizes a variety of tools and resources to assist them during their daily duties. One of the most important tools available is the Neighborhood Community Meeting. These meetings are critical in maintaining an open line of communication between the community and the Police Department. It is here that current neighborhood issues are identified and the individual roles that the community and the Police Department play in the resolution of those issues are developed.
The Neighborhood Policing Team is then able to enlist the assistance of other units within the Department and from other City departments (such as Code Enforcement, Public Works, City Attorney) and bring them all together in a concentrated effort. Outside agencies such as Probation and Parole also prove to be invaluable in addressing issues of mutual concern.
By combining the efforts of the community, the Police Department and other government agencies and/or departments, we enhance our ability to be successful in achieving our overall common goal of reducing crime and enhancing the quality of life for citizens within the City of Oceanside.
Officers assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Team are assigned by sector. Below is a map that illustrates the breakdown of the City, according to areas of responsibility.
For more information regarding the Oceanside Police Department's Neighborhood Policing Team and/or to speak with someone about an ongoing issue in your neighborhood, feel free to contact the officer assigned to your area for assistance.
|Sector 1 -||
Officer Tom Cahill (Tue-Fri)
|Sector 2 -||Officer Ashley Witherspoon (Tue-Fri)
|Sector 3 -||Officer Adam Stingley (Tue-Fri)
|Sector 4 -||Officer Gabriel Cobian (Mon-Thu)
AB-109 Probation Compliance / Graffiti Abatement
Mark Wheeler (Tue-Fri)
Crime Prevention Specialist Ashley Sanchez (Mon-Fri)