Eden Area Community Policing


Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) provides directed patrols, bicycle patrols, community walks, community meetings, anti-graffiti flashlight patrols, identification and education in the use of community resources, and problem-solving guidance for anti-social problems. Contact the Eden Area Community Policing office at 667-7770 (fax 618-3400).

If you have an on-going problem in your neighborhood, call the Community Policing office, not the Sheriff's dispatcher. Calling the dispatcher will likely bring a different officer each time, and these patrol officers are not in a position to resolve on-going problems.

Traditional police services respond to complaints of criminal activity in progress or crimes detected, or to requests for police assistance, such as writing a report on a vehicle accident. Citizens' calls to a central dispatcher are referred to officers who are nearest the scene and calls are given a priority based on the seriousness of the complaint and existing availability of officers.

Community policing focuses on resolving conditions that can lead to crime or that do not rise to the level of seriousness to qualify for traditional police responses.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Community Policing Unit, also called the Crime Prevention Unit, serves the unincorporated areas of the county, principally the urban Eden Township. The unit has its own office at 1530 167th Avenue in the Ashland district (mail address is San Leandro 94578).

The head of the unit is Sgt. John Tucker. Four deputies are each assigned their own "sector" and a fifth is a "rover," working anywhere at anytime. The deputies team up to resolve problems that are urgent.

The work of the Community Policing Office covers three broad categories.

CRIME PREVENTION AND MONITORING OF HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE

SUPPORT FOR OTHER UNITS

SPECIAL DUTIES


[Revised August 30, 2005]