The City of Alameda and the Alameda Police Department have received numerous inquiries about our police department's policies and how they compare to guidelines being advocated by police reform organizations. We understand the nation and community's anger and outrage stemming from recent events and we too support working with our community to improve the quality of life for all.
The Alameda Police Department has, and continues, to work diligently in building relationships between individuals we serve, businesses, and community leaders, and we recognize that maintaining this trust is a critical and ongoing effort. That is why Alameda Police Officers routinely participate in a variety of mandated training, including, hate crimes, persons with developmental or mental disabilities, cultural diversity, and racial profiling, with de-escalation practices as a core element in the Department's overall training.
The men and women of the Alameda Police Department believe in a collaborative problem-solving approach to improve our community's quality of life.
As our community continues to evolve, we will continue to adapt and work together in addressing equality, strengthening relationships, and addressing concerns. Below is a summary of the Alameda Police Department's current policies and training outlines specifically related to - use of "chokeholds," de-escalation, lethal force, duty to intercede, discharge of a weapon into moving vehicle, the use of force continuum, and reporting.”