The Alameda Police Department, like everyone else in the law enforcement community, is closely monitoring the events as they unfold in Boston. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the City of Boston, Marathon participants and spectators, and the first responders. Although we have no reason to believe that there is a threat in or to the City of Alameda, we have taken a few steps to help ensure that our present level of safety is maintained:
- Our on-duty personnel are monitoring the developments and news reports in Boston in order to maintain our situational awareness; we continue our information sharing with state and federal law enforcement partners as we do on a day-to-day basis
- As for our community, we offer the same advice on vigilance as found on the FBI’s website: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/terrorism/help-prevent-terrorist-attacks
Surveillance: Are you aware of anyone video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps, binoculars, etc., near key facilities/events?
Suspicious Questioning: Are you aware of anyone attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, email, etc., regarding a key facility or people who work there?
Tests of Security: Are you aware of any attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event?
Acquiring Supplies: Are you aware of anyone attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for a key facility/event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack?
Suspicious Persons: Are you aware of anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment, or near a key facility/event?
"Dry Runs": Have you observed any behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities/events, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activities?
Deploying Assets: Have you observed abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility/event?
If you have observed any suspicious activity, please contact the Alameda Police Department.
Alameda Police Department
1555 Oak St
Alameda, CA 94501
Anonymous Tip line: 510-337-8350