Candidate Forum Alameda County Sheriff

Mon, Apr 25

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Zoom Meeting

Candidate Forum Alameda County Sheriff

Time & Location

Apr 25, 6:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

About the Event

For the first time in decades, there is a competitive race for the powerful position of Alameda sheriff, the county’s top cop. . .and [head of] the East Bay’s largest law  enforcement agency.  Alameda County Sheriff's Commander Yesenia Sanchez and San Francisco police  Officer JoAnn Walker are running against [incumbent] Sheriff Gregory Ahern. . .  Oakland residents may be more familiar with the Oakland Police Department, but a significant share of the sheriff’s office’s work happens in Oakland, the largest city in Alameda County. Members of the office work throughout Alameda County in multiple offices and  substations, serving about 150,000 residents in unincorporated areas in the Tri-Valley, San Leandro, Hayward, and Castro Valley. One of its primary tasks is operating Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, one of the largest county jails in the country.  Among other responsibilities the Sheriff performs orders of the court, is director of  emergency services—like in the event of a major earthquake--and manages the Coroner’s Bureau, whose pathologists determine the cause of death and can be crucial pieces of evidence and used in investigations, including people killed by the police. Read more at The Oaklandside.

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