Alameda County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1401 Lakeside Drive, 12th Floor, Oakland, 94612-4305 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (510) 272-6878

Alameda County Sheriff's Office is located at 1401 Lakeside Drive, 12th Floor, Oakland, 94612-4305 CA. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office phone number is (510) 272-6878.

Alameda County Sheriff's Office News



SIGN UP! This is a great opportunity for community members to learn more about law enforcement and public service. We highly encourage young people, families and seniors to attend. Everyone is welcome and it’s a great place to make new friends and do exciting things.


HOMICIDE ARRESTS: Case Update David Harrison Jr. (21) and Marcus Smith (22) were arrested for the murder of Joseph Gormley on August 9th on John Court in Castro Valley. Both are currently in custody at Santa Rita Jail. Anyone with further information is asked to call the ACSO Homicide Unit. Sgt. Ray Kelly Public Information Officer

Our Inmate Services Program has been working with the Public Defender and others to register eligible people in custody to vote. A reminder we should all register to vote.

Missing Person @ Risk

On Thursday, ACSO Community Policing Unit conducted a probation search of a residence In Unincorporated Hayward. During the search, this cache of weapons along with illegal drugs and cash were recovered. The Glock pistol in the upper portion of the picture was determined to be fully automatic with 50 round drum magazines.


LIVERMORE OVERDOSES: An important message from the Livermore Police Department regarding recent suspected opioid overdoses. We have watched the opioid epidemic work it’s way across the country to our region. Our own agency almost lost a deputy to a recent toxic exposure. In an effort to save lives, we have assigned Naloxone (Narcan) to all our operational staff. If you or someone you love uses opioids please speak with your medical provider or local non profit about having Naloxone on hand. #naloxone #narcan

WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT TEST Just a reminder to everyone, tomorrow at 11:18 AM, FEMA will be administering a national WEA Test. The message will be “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” Alameda County OES will be sending out an AC Alert to all Opt-in and Nixle people throughout the county at 4:00 PM today as a reminder to everyone. Thank you for all your support.

PINK PATCH ON DUTY October 1st marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is proud to support the Women’s Cancer Resource Center @WCRCEastBay in our effort to spread knowledge and awareness around breast cancer research through our partnership with the #pinkpatchproject. We would like to thank everyone who has purchased an ACSO commemorative Pink Patch and those of our staff wearing the Pink Patch during the month of October.

TOP GUN We are very proud of Captain Marty “Maverick” Neideffer who was selected by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to go on a training flight. Marty was selected for his hard work and dedication to young people and our citizens through his work at Alameda County DSAL. Marty spent last night preparing by watching reruns of Top Gun! He is proof that hard work and dedication are recognized and childhood dreams do come true. Have fun Marty.

COP SHOP BBQ On Friday September 21, 2018 the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 26th Annual Cop Shop BBQ. The Special Duty Unit along with members of investigations unit, our Sheriff’s Office Explorers and community volunteers prepared a delicious BBQ Dinner. A static display featuring our Bomb Squad, Motors and Special Response Unit was enjoyed by all on the way in to the First Presbyterian Church in Castro Valley. Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern addressed the crowd with gratitude and appreciation for their continued support of the Sheriff’s Office and its programs. Dinner was enjoyed by over 400 community members and accompanied by our in house DJ Deputy Joe Manifesto. After dinner the crowd enjoyed a delicious cake donated by Gala Bakery of San Lorenzo and listened excitedly as the raffles prizes and silent auction began. Everything from boxing tickets, to Halloween Décor, electronics and even bicycles was raffled off. The big prizes of the night were an official Urban Shield T-shirt signed by this year’s poster boy Deputy Leo Basped of the Special Duty Unit and our 50/50 winner who took home over $900. This event has long been a staple in the unincorporated area and we look forward to continuing this fine tradition. Story By: Kathy Martins

ATTENTION SF COMMUTERS ALERT: Expect major traffic and transit delays for tomorrow’s commute into San Francisco. We are sharing this information at their request and also issuing an AC Alert message to Alameda County Residents. Follow @511SFBay for updates.

MISSING POSSIBLY DROWNED RURAL LIVERMORE, CA- This morning, ACSO responded to the Delta Mendota Canal for a report by family members that their 71 year old father may have fallen into the water and was missing. Family members became concerned when he did not return home from his routine fishing outing. The mans tackle box and fishing gear were located about 1/2 mile north of the Grantline Road entrance to the canal. Deputies located fresh slippage marks along the bank of he canal consistent with someone sliding into the water. About 3 miles down stream the victims hat was located. The water is moving at a rate of about 3 feet per second. We searched the canal for several miles using a helicopter, drones, dogs, motorcycles and on foot. The missing man was not located. Based on the above information, it is likely the man slipped into the canal and drowned. We will continue to search in the hopes of locating him. We will continue to support his family during this difficult time. Sgt. Ray Kelly Public Information Officer

Misuse of the 911 system is becoming an increasing problem for public safety. We worked with KTVU Fox 2 on this story which airs tonight at 10pm. About 20% of the 911 calls we receive are non emergency. In other cities it’s as high as 50% and trending upward.

COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY EXPO Santa Rita Jail- On Tuesday, our Inmate Services Unit hosted the annual Re-Entry Expo. At the event, approximately 400 inmates spoke with vendors to learn about post release services and opportunities including second chance employment, family reunification, trade schools, educational programs, transitional housing, and a wide variety of other social programs. The League of Women Voters and the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office were on hand as well to provide voter registration and education services.


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ESCAPED CDCR PRISONER CDCR has reached out to us for help. Justin Tyquiengco is possibly in route to Alameda County/Bay Area from a prison conservation camp in Nevada County. Tyquiengco is approximately 5’ 10” tall, weighs 174 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. If you see him call 911.

Cold Case

Congratulations to the new graduates of the 162nd ACSO basic academy. Graduates are from: ACSO, Alameda PD, Antioch PD, BART Police, Berkeley PD, Fremont PD, Newark PD, Piedmont PD, Redding PD, San Mateo County Sheriff, Santa Clara PD, Sunnyvale DPS, Union City PD.

CAPTURED! Fremont Police Department in coordination with ACSO have arrested Alexander Rhodes for multiple felony crimes. Our case involved the alleged sexual abuse of a young child. Please click on the below link for the FPD press release.

NEWS RELEASE: CASTRO VALLEY, CA- On Sunday, September 9, 2018, about 3:45pm, ACSO deputies were assigned to the Castro Valley Fall Festival when they were alerted to a possible knife attack at one of the vendor booths. Deputies arrived at the booth and made contact with the victim who is running as a political candidate for a local congressional seat. According to witness statements, Farzad Fazeli (35) approached the victim in an aggressive manner and made disparaging remarks about his political party and elected officials. During the incident, Fazeli is suspected to have pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab the victim. The knife malfunctioned and the victim became involved in a physical struggle with Fazeli. Fazeli fled the scene but was detained a short time later by deputies. A switchblade knife was located on his person. Fazeli was placed under arrest for felony assault, criminal threats, brandishing a weapon and possession of a switchblade knife. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail. No serious injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney. Sgt. Ray Kelly Public Information Officer