Office of the Chief

Under the command of Lieutenant Alan Kuboyama, the Police Department’s Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the Professional Standards Unit, Personnel & Recruiting Unit, Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit, Media Relations Unit, and the Training Unit.

Committed to providing its citizens with the finest law enforcement services, the Department emphasizes a community-oriented approach where police officers work hand in hand with the residents to make the city safer and enjoyable place to live. 

The City of Alameda is an equal opportunity employer. The police department encourages women and minorities to apply. In partnership with a culturally diverse community, the Alameda Police Department is committed to the effective suppression of crime and drug-related activity and to providing a safe and secure environment through vigorous law enforcement. The Department will strive to identify and solve problems that threaten the quality of life in its community.

As a member of the Alameda Police Officer, you will be among the most qualified law enforcement officers in the nation with opportunities in Foot / Bicycle Patrol, Motorcycle/Traffic Enforcement, K-9 Program, School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention / Community Policing, Housing Authority Patrol, Investigations Division, Harbor Patrol, and the Critical Incident Response Team.

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The Sergeant in the Inspectional Services Section/Internal Affairs is responsible for objectively reviews the Department's operations, policies, practices and units for efficiency, effectiveness and regulatory compliance. Inspectional Services conducts Staff inspections to identify opportunities for improvement in various operations and functions within the Department. Evaluates unit policies and procedures to ensure quality job performance and professional standards.

One of the ways job performance is evaluated is by citizen surveys that are mailed to citizens who have been victimized by crime or had other reason to contact members of the Department. The survey addresses the job effectiveness from the complaint taker, or Dispatcher, to the performance of the investigating Patrol Officer, to the follow-up investigation of the Investigations Division. The Department regularly receives overall excellent evaluations from the community.

The Alameda Police Department investigates all complaints of misconduct or alleged misconduct of its members as required by law. A complaint can be received at any time at the Department. The complainant will first be referred to the employees' immediate supervisor or the Duty Sergeant or Watch Commander.

The Inspectional Services Section investigates specified complaints concerning alleged criminal misconduct, civil rights violations or discrimination, excessive force and complaints affecting the integrity of the Department and its members.

Upon completion of the investigation, it is reviewed by the Chief of Police for final disposition and discipline if the complaint is sustained. The complainant will be notified as to the outcome and finding of the investigation.

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Monday - Thursday
7 a.m - 4 p.m.



The Crime Prevention unit or "Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving" (COPPS) is responsible for coordinating Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Citizen's Academy, Alameda Bike Safety, Community Outreach, APD's social media, (Facebook, NIXLE, Twitter, Instagram), We S.E.E. program, and has been specially trained in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).


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