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Shoreline Cycle Track

Now that the Shoreline Drive cycle track is mostly complete, we'd like to hear, both the good and the bad, from residents. Contact us: newstips@action-alameda-news.com

Alameda Police Seeking $80,000 Grant to Update Patrol Boat

The Alameda Police Department is seeking an $80,000 grant to update its patrol boat.

The Alameda Police Department is seeking an $80,000 grant from the state Department of Parks and Recreation to update its patrol boat.

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Raiders Escort Through Alameda Not Us, Alameda Police Chief Says

Alameda police say they weren’t escorting the Oakland Raiders on a severe storm day. (Screen capture from Oakland Raiders website)

Alameda police did not provide a five-car escort to help navigate the Oakland Raiders to an indoor practice yesterday, a day that schools were closed and people stayed home from work due to severe weather […]

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Alameda Police Likely to Have Body Cameras Late Next Year

Alameda police officers could be wearing body cameras by the end of next year.

Alameda residents that commute through downtown Oakland may have been affected by protests in the past two weeks over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in New York City. Just as Ferguson and New York City […]

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California Legislature Recognizes Local Volunteer

Bob Rollins. (Courtesy photo)

An Alameda local has been recognized with a California Legislature Assembly Resolution, recognizing his volunteer work with the Alameda Police Department as a child safety seat coordinator.

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Automated License Plate Reader Discussion to Continue

Mark Irons, of Alameda, protects his privacy by shielding his face from being photographed, at the ALPR forum. (Action Alameda News)

About the only thing clearly resolved from Monday night’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) forum hosted by the City of Alameda, is to keep discussing the matter.

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Alameda Police Withhold Statistics on License Plate Reader Data Collection

The Alameda Police Department has refused a public records request for statistics pertaining to its Automated License Plate Reader pilot program.

The Alameda Police Department has refused to provide, in response to a California Public Records Act request, certain statistics pertaining to its Automated License Plate Reader technology pilot conducted last year.

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Alameda Police Departments Promotions, Transfers and Retirements

Promotions, transfers and retirements in the Alameda Police Department.

Updates on changes within the Alameda Police Department, as reported by the Winter 2014 edition of Point of View a publication of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

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Russo Names Rolleri Chief

City of Alameda Police chief Paul Rolleri. (City of Alameda)

Alameda City Manager John Russo has named Paul Rolleri Chief of Police. Rolleri has been serving as the interim chief since Michael Noonan left the chief’s post in June of this year.

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Digital Technology Impacts Interface Between Public, Police, News Media

Scorpion micro digital camera.

Alameda, with a handful of its own high-tech companies, sits a short drive from Silicon Valley proper, or a short BART ride from Twitter’s San Francisco offices. The impact of these tech firms within a stones-throw of Alameda is changing the way local law enforcement interacts with the public, and the […]

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Alameda Police Consider All License Plate Scan Data to be Intelligence Information, Supporting Criminal Investigations

The Alameda Police department considers license plate scan data to be “intelligence information.”

Just by legally driving your own car in Alameda and having it scanned by an automated license plate reader (ALPR) makes you the subject of a criminal investigation, even if you’ve done nothing wrong. That’s the upshot of a letter from the […]

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