Monthly Beat 10Y Meetings

Beat 10Y NCPC (Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council)

Beat 10Y covers a large part of the Santa Fe and Longfellow neighborhoods. The NCPCs are a city community policing effort that allows for our Neighborhood Services Coordinator and a designated police officer to meet monthly with residents to hear our concerns, prioritize, and help solve neighborhood concerns.

We have a new Neighborhood Leader for our NCPC – Max Kurtz-Cadji of Phat Beets Produce fame. Max is already receiving rave reviews as a facilitator and for introducing restorative justice to our Beat. Thanks Max.

Our Neighborhood Services Coordinator is Felicia Verdin who is also a Supervisor in the Neighborhood Services Department.  Felicia serves as our liasion between City Departments to remedy issues in our community.  Our Beat has not had a designated Neighborhood Services Coordinator for three years. Our Public Safety Committee is pushing the Oakland Police Department, and more recently our new chief of police Anne Kirkpatrick, to hire and appoint a designated Neighborhood Services Coordinator for our Beat.

Our Community Resource Officer (CRO) is Michael Ransom. Officer Ransom is responsible and accountable to our neighborhood. Officer Ransom comes to us from the Crime Reduction Team where he worked extensively on Beat 10 and is very familiar with our area. The idea is that the CRO will stay assigned to our neighborhood (beat) in order to become familiar with us, our neighborhood, the issues it faces, and its history of crime related issues. Officer Ramson has been a welcome presence in our neighborhood and we are pleased that he is sharing his talents with our Beat.

Officer Brian J. Quon  from the Oakland Housing Authority is also usually available to answer our questions and provide solutions for problems originating in City owned public housing properties. Officer Quon is a great resource and knows our Beat well.

Our role as residents is to bring problems we cannot solve at the block level (e.g., burglaries, auto theft, drug dealing, blight, nuisance issues, etc.) and work with other residents, Ms. Verdin and and Officer Ransom to address such issues and help OPD to prioritize our issues.

NCPC Contact Information:
Neighborhood Services Coordinator Felicia Verdin at
Community Resource Officer Michael Ransom at

Safety handouts and resource information sheets are available for residents at the Beat meetings.

Beat 10Y NCPC meets at 7 pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month at CHORI (Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute)..


  • Turn onto 58th Street east of MLK (towards the hills).
  • Go to first parking lot on the right side of street.
    • If gate is closed, ring bell and wait for security to respond.
  • Park, ring bell at black wrought iron fence and wait for security to respond).