My name is Lester Jenkins and I welcome you to the City Of Oakdale’s on-line section for The Oakdale Police Department. I hope this website will be informative and help you get to know our department and the people that comprise it. We currently have ten full-time civilians including our five dispatchers, 20 full-time police officers, eight reserve officers (level I’s and II’s) and about 50 volunteers. Our many volunteers allow us to maintain much higher service levels than we could if we had to rely on paid staff alone. Our level II reserves are also volunteers. Our many talented employees are dedicated to keeping Oakdale a safe community in which to live, visit, or work.
That being said we still have a challenging job with many of the same gang, drug and traffic issues endemic to the central valley and most of the U.S. The budget issues of the last five years have been challenging and have required creative measures to maintain the quality of life our citizens are accustomed to. We have focused on streamlining our processes, enhanced security systems, and adding more volunteers. These are just some of the changes made to increase efficiency in this time of reduced revenues.
It has been my honor to have served in nearly every police capacity since joining the Oakdale Police Department in 1990. I was very honored at the opportunity to fill the position of Chief of Police in January 2, 2012. Since then we have made several changes and have had to deal with difficult issues such as the loss of one of our dispatchers, Cathy Atkinson, and officer, Paul Katuszonek.
Our department’s mission statement is, “Working to protect and safeguard those we serve.” We are planning a P.O.S.T. funded team building workshop in early 2013 to review our department’s mission and develop new strategic goals to work towards. If you have questions or comments, I invite you to contact me at
Chief Lester Jenkins
New Online Crime Mapping Comes to Oakdale
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Request for Formal Review of PARKING CITATION
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Request for Formal Review of MUNICIPAL CITATION
Below are links to the city's application and adendums for the Massage Establishment Ordinance. Click on the link to see the document (Note: Documents are in pdf Format) and print them as needed.
Massage Establishment Ordinance
Currently, the police lobby is open to the public from 8:00 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday through Friday. During the hours when the lobby is open, citizens can request police reports; report a crime; obtain a vehicle release; request an officer to inspect a vehicle for a corrected mechanical violation; take possession of property recovered by police; or register with police as required by state or federal court.