Alameda County Sheriff's Office - Training and Exercises

Training and Exercises

The ACSO operates a police academy as well as training exercises for the greater law enforcement community in the Bay Area.

Hosted by the ACSO, Urban Shield is the largest urban "SWAT" exercise so far in the USA. Held in the fall, it provides an opportunity for police special teams from all over the nation to train in 20 scenarios over a continuous 50 hour exercise. These scenarios range from an active shooter on the UC Berkeley campus to airplane hijacking to maritime interdiction and a 20 mile hike.

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