Alameda County Sheriff's Office

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is a law enforcement agency serving Alameda County, California. The ACSO is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the California Medical Association (CMA).

As of 2008, the ACSO has approximately 1500 positions, over 1000 of which are sworn peace officers.

The ACSO is charged with

  1. Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  2. Operating the Coroner's Bureau
  3. Operating a full-service crime laboratory
  4. Operating a County Jail and Detention Center
  5. Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements.
  6. Performing Civil Process
  7. Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  8. Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  9. Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters
  10. Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  11. Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Peralta Community College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

The sheriff and coroner is an elected position currently filled by Gregory J. Ahern. The previous sheriff was well known local law enforcement figure Charles Plummer, who served from 1987 to 2007.

Read more about Alameda County Sheriff's Office:  Detention Facilities, Training and Exercises, Eden Township Substation, Crime Laboratory, Coroner's Bureau, Rank Structure, History, Other Law Enforcement Agencies

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