Annual Urban Shield Training Event Defunded by Politicians
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 3/14/19
Today, the Bay Area Urban Security Initiative (UASI) approval authority voted to reallocate $4.7million in grant funds from Alameda County, effectively eliminating #UrbanShield and the Training and Exercise Program.
We thank all of you that worked so hard on this program over the years and supported our mission to promote the best first responder and preparedness training in the nation.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to fund the controversial Urban Shield program last year as opponents rallied inside and outside the meeting.
Urban Shield attracts local, national, and sometimes international police every September in a two-day exercise.
Some 7,000 people, including community volunteers, take part in Urban Shield, which began in 2007.
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Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 1000 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and deaths.