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About the Montclair Safety and Improvement Council (MSIC)

The MSIC was formed in 2003 by a group of concerned citizens in the greater Montclair area to improve the quality of life in our area by promoting a variety of safety and lifestyle enhancements for our community.

The MSIC is an Oakland Police Department-sponsored Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) that encompasses the geographical boundaries of Oakland Police Department Beat 13Z.

The MSIC is an all-volunteer effort. The elected MSIC Steering Committee works closely with Oakland organizations such as our local District 4 Councilmember, Oakland Police and Fire, CORE, Public Works, the Montclair Village Association, the Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association (PPNA), other adjoining NCPCs like the North Hills Community Association, and of course with the many other neighborhood volunteers who help out.

The MSIC holds regular Community Meetings. Typically our Oakland Police Community Resource Officer provides updates of crime activity in our area. Special guest speakers often present and MSIC projects are reviewed and discussed. The community is highly encouraged to attend MSIC Community Meetings and to bring up any issues or concerns that the MSIC should address.

As an all-volunteer organization, the MSIC relies on community involvement to help define priorities, projects and direction, and to work on efforts such as crime prevention, neighborhood organization, emergency preparedness, beautification, etc. The MSIC needs local volunteers to help improve our community--all levels of volunteer help are welcome!

Donations from concerned citizens as well as proceeds from the sale of safety and improvement materials offered through the MSIC make up the operating funds for our work.

Please consider becoming involved in any area that interests you. No volunteer effort is too small and everyone is welcome to participate in MSIC activities and projects. And certainly if you are interested in serving on the MSIC Steering Committee, please let us know.