Safer Rockridge is a California non-profit public benefit corporation created to promote the public safety of the residents of lower Rockridge and immediately surrounding areas in Oakland and Berkeley.
After a major increase in crime in Oakland peaking between 2012-14, there was a broadly-felt sense of powerlessness and frustration in our community at how to address it. Private security services that focused on a specific house seemed inadequate. What good was it to have a patrol which drives by your house but doesn’t care about the surrounding neighborhood? It was from this place that the idea of working together as neighbors was born. Safer Rockridge thus began as a pioneering crowdfunding experiment between 11/2013-02/2014. You can read more about our history here and our purpose here.
Please note that there is no mandatory cost or membership fee for the Safer Rockridge services, but we are 100% reliant upon your contributions and hope you will consider making a recurring monthly contribution of $30/month.