Bureau of Services

Don Owyang has been with APD since 1992.  He has worked Patrol, Bike Patrol, Field Training Officer, Special Duty Unit, Property Crimes, Narcotics, Violent Crimes, the Jail/ Property/ID Bureau, and was a past APOA Vice President.  He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001, Lieutenant in 2013, and Captain in 2016.  He has received two Medal of Merits for saving the lives of two individuals attempting suicide, the SAR Commendation medal for the Iko Homicide, and the American Red Cross Law Enforcement Award.  He is also a past Officer of the Year in 2003.


Under the command of Captain Don Owyang, the Police Department’s Bureau of Services is responsible for Technical Services and Administrative Services.


Technical Services provides the residents of Alameda an interface with the police department whether you contact us by phone, in person, via mail, email, or any social media (Facebook, Twitter, Nixle).  Technical services may have your property, a copy of a crime report, or may be able to provide specific data relative to your neighborhood or work area.


Administrative Services is composed of three areas.  Crime Prevention helps coodinate events within the City, the Citizen Police Academy, the Volunteer program, and neighborhood/business watch.  Inspectional Services, or "Internal Affairs", is the point of contact when people have concerns they would like to raise about APD.  Personnel and Training is the point of contact for those who are interested in potential employment at APD.


Technical Services

Administrative Services

To reach Captain Don Owyang, please call (510) 337-8319 or email: dowyang@alamedaca.gov