A law enforcement agency serving Alameda County, California, is the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). ACSO is accredited through the Law Enforcement Agencies Accreditation Commission (CALEA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), the National Correctional Health Care Commission (NCCHC) and the California Medical Association (CMA).
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is tasked with: providing security for unified superior courts Running the coroner’s office Operating a full-service forensic laboratory
Operating a county jail and detention center Operating a training academy in compliance with Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) standards. The sheriff coroner is currently filled by Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern as an elected position. Charles Plummer, the previous sheriff, served from 1987 to 2007. The Sheriff’s Office of the Alameda County maintains two detention facilities. Located in Dublin, California, Santa Rita Jail is the main prison that holds many people in Alameda County who are imprisoned and convicted of crimes. The Glenn Dyer Detention Facility, also known as the North County Jail, holds fewer inmates and is housed in downtown Oakland. Developed by James Baker, former Alameda County Assistant Sheriff, Urban Shield was an arms show and first response training exercise that started in 2007. The program’s objectives were to train specialized law enforcement units to respond to emergencies, including SWAT teams, and coordinate efforts between law enforcement, fire staff, and medical personnel. The additional objective was to review the attendance personnel’s practices, processes, structure, equipment and training. Hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in the San Francisco Bay Area, Urban Shield was the first full-scale urban readiness exercise in the U.S. Police, fire, HAZMAT, EMS, and EOD teams from across the country worked on a continuous 48-hour course in multiple scenarios. Scenarios for the first year included an active shooter on the UC Berkeley campus, a hijacking plane, a maritime ban, and a 20-mile walk. As part of the full-scale readiness program, such as the regional mass fatality project, the Bay Area UASI has been evaluating parts of the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program since 2012.
This interesting local site is located near the following places of interest in Dublin, California (right down the street from MedicinEvolution – Bodywork Beyond Massage, on Village Pkwy Suite:
- Santa Rita Jail
- Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
- Dublin / Pleasanton
- The Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA), historically known as Camp Parks
- WHEELS Bus Service
- Interstate 580
- Interstate 680
- Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin