Dear John Report

Oakland residents and merchants and the Oakland Police Department urge you to report suspected prostitution activities by calling the anonymous OPD Prostitution Hotline at 510-238-2373. You may also use this Dear John Letter Report Form to record instances where you observe a vehicle soliciting or picking up a prostitute. Based on information you provide, OPD may send a letter to the registered owner stating that the vehicle has been observed in an area known to have a high incidence of prostitution-related criminal activity.

Always put your own safety first. Gather information discreetly. Never confront suspicious persons.