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Risk Management Unit, a part of the CAO
Employee Safety

Personal Safety Awareness

Alameda County strives to maintain an environment that is free from threats, intimidation and physical violence. As a part of our continuing commitment to employee safety, we offer resources that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are at working in the field or when out and about away from work.

Some key areas of concern are:

  • Practicing Street Smarts
  • Conducting Safe Off-Site Visits
  • Learning to Defuse Hostility
  • Knowing Your Destination
  • Having a Communication Plan (Cell Phone on Your Person)
  • Utilizing the Safety Resources below

Employee Resources


Personal Safety Awareness Training is offered by the Alameda County Sheriff's Department through the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Division at (510) 667-7770. Please contact your Agency/Department Safety Coordinator who will coordinate with the Sheriff's Department.

If a more customized training than that which is offered by COPPS is desired, Business Emergency Safety Training (BEST), (510) 530-2378, offers customized training programs for a fee.