Why Politics Matter in Policing

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Officers Need Help (from you)!!! For most of us, including those in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, the longer those of us in this profession, do the job, we learn that simply cannot be further from the truth. That’s why, it important that you, the general public know, the decisions you make in the voting booth, significantly impact our du...
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Why Politics Matter

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For most of the general public, including those of us in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, that simply cannot be further from the truth. The decisions we make in the voting booth, significantly impact our duties, our long term effectiveness and the communities entrusted to our care.  We must become actively engaged in these processes, i...
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9/11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from ...
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Support Deputy Khin - June 1st

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Thursday, June 1st Come out in support of Deputy Sroeuy Khin and his family. Stop in anytime from 12:00pm- Close, 50% of the proceeds and 100% of cash or card donations will go directly to the Khin family. All are welcomed. See Flyer -  
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands ...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sa...
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Alameda County Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the DSA of Alameda County community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes towar...
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Update from the President

Update from the President
Attention all DSA Members - Please see attached document covering some important issues affecting the DSA and some of the advocacy work your board of directors is doing on your behalf. Thank you, Tom Matheny DSA President Presidents_Message_April_2017.pdf
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Memorial Fund

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  We have established an account under the DSA of Alameda County Charitable Foundation for the benefit the family of Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley at the SF Police Credit Union. Contributions may take place in person at a local branch, mail or electronically utilizing account #1387350 S5 Michael Foley Memorial Fund. Please forward contributions to SFPCU via mail or electronically: ACSO DSA Charitable Foundation for Michael Foley Memorial Fund...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138  line of duty   deaths  of Law Enforcement officers acros...
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Vote Results

Vote Results
Please note the results of our recent vote: Vice President: Tim O'Conell: 98 Doug Knittell: 278 Director-at-Large: Garrett Dagneau: 352 Question 1: Yes: 263 No: 101 Question 2: Yes: 263 No: 97
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Bylaws Vote

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The vote on the Bylaws is concluded. The vote was (No - 216 votes or [65.26%] to Yes - 115 votes [34.7%} ).  
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Letter From The Board

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Dear Membership: Over the past eight (8) months, your Board of Directors has worked tirelessly to integrate the newly elected board members onto the DSA Board. During our annual long-range planning retreat, it became clear that we have a major problem with our treasurer, Rick Gonzales. The Board of Directors believes that it is in the best interest of the DSA to present the membership with the problems our treasurer is creating for the DSA and hi...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing s...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Alameda County. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Su...
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Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge

Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Parker wrote an eye opening letter depicting his 31 years on the job.  The letter shares Parker’s love of the job and the hardships a career in law enforcement can bring.   Parker says, “I have buried my friends and seen their children grieve, feeling lost and alone, yet surrounded by a sea of uniforms. I have seen the extreme cruelty that one human being can inflict on another and the incredible ...
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Open Enrollment for 2016

Please click the link below to view information about Open Enrollment.  Open enrollment is from October 19 through November 2.   Open-Enrollment-for-2016.pdf
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

Internet and Website Safety Tips
Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as...
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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tip...
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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put va...
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