(KRON) – Two days after the Oakland Police Department launched an auto theft pilot program, OPD has announced they will be temporarily deactivating the pilot program’s account on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The auto theft pilot program was an initiative attempting to catch criminals in real time. Residents who are witnessing car theft were able to direct message on the Oakland PD’s pilot program X account, which is @OaklandAutoBurg.
The auto burglary social media reporting pilot was always intended to be a limited test. The test concluded as scheduled and the accounts were deactivated as planned. This account will be reactivated ahead of our next test. Thank you to all who participated. The Oakland Police Department will review the results of these tests and evaluate the next steps.Oakland Police Department
Oakland PD has not given any further information on the auto theft pilot program’s results.