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    If you are looking for a bail company that also serves the surrounding areas, our 24 hour licensed bondsman can help. We have been serving Oakland jails and most areas of California for over 40 years.

    Many of our customers have never had the need to utilize the services of a bondsman and we are happy to explain the bail  process.

    We accept all major credit cards and most bail arrangements can be handled by fax or e-mail. You don't need to leave your home to bail someone out of the Oakland jail system.

    Please call to speak with an Oakland bail bondsman at 510-864-2245 for more information or service. Or, toll-free at 888-224-5266.

    Glenn Dyer Jail, in Oakland, is the 2nd largest jail facility in Alameda County measuring approximately 240,000 sq. ft. and with a maximum capacity of about 800 inmates. Those that have been arrested in Oakland stand a high probability of being transferred the Glen Dyer Jail facility or the Santa Rita Jail.

    At the Glenn E. Dyer jail lobby, bail can be "posted" 24 hours a day, meaning that bail bonds can be transacted quickly, anytime. After bail has been posted, release times can vary (usually 1-5 hours). The jail staff is extremely busy and does not help to pressured them to expedite release of a particular inmate. Their first concern is safety for all and they operate accordingly.

    When being released from Glenn Dyer Jail, arrestees will have their personal items returned to them (such as cell phones, wallets, watches etc.). Defendants will also be given paperwork indicating their charges, court date and other important information. Note that inmates who do not have proper clothing, at the time of release, will often be provided basic clothing at Alameda County expense. Additionally, defendants may be given free bus passes or BART passes.

    Be aware that visiting an inmate in the jail has very strict regulations. These requirements are subject to change. You should contact the facility prior to your visit to avoid any confusion.

    • Those visiting who have prior criminal histories may be required to be cleared with the Watch Commander prior to their visit.
    • Minors must be present with an adult.
    • Drugs, weapons and similar items not permitted.
    • Those under the influence of substances may be arrested.
    • Visitors are subject to search.
    • No smoking, food or drink.

    Oakland Police Department

    Emergency Phone: 1-510-777-3211

    The Oakland Police Department is not a main jail. Generally, defendants may be held at this location for a short time prior to transfer to court or another jail facility such as the Santa Rita Detention Center or Glen Dyer Detention Facility


    Most Oakland bail bonds companies are hard-working, honest operations. Be aware that "fly-by-night" bail bondsmen exist in the Oakland area. An unscrupulous bail bondsman will listen to police scanners to see who has been arrested. They will then "cold-call" family members, bosses or others for the purposes of transacting bail. Not only is this undignified, it is illegal.

    Please be careful who you do business with. Those willing to break the law to obtain your business should not be trusted. If you have questions about the licensing or practices of a particular bail company, you can contact the California Department of Insurance (CDI). The CDI regulates and licenses all bail agents in the entire state of California.

    Potential clients that contact  us should be aware that we can have most inmates released in a few hours. It is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible in order to get somebody released as fast as possible. Any delays in contacting a bail bonds company could result in unnecessary transfers of an inmate to a larger jail facility.

    Whether you are local, or elsewhere in California, our company can help you with your situation. We are 24 hours. We never close our doors.

    Please call us at 510-864-2245 for immediate  service.


    Glenn Dyer Detention Facility
    550 - 6th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Direct phone: 1-510-268-7777