Port of Oakland renews 7-year contract with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Office will continue to patrol Oakland Airport through 2031

Oakland, Calif. – March 7, 2024: Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) will continue to provide all law enforcement services to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport (OAK) through 2031 after a vote by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners late last year and Alameda County Board of Supervisors earlier this year. The new 7-year contractual period will begin in July of 2024.

Per their contract with the Port, ACSO is responsible for patrolling all areas of San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport. Since the beginning of the partnership in 2004, the Port has partnered with ACSO to, along with Port staff, address terrorist and criminal threats and other security-related challenges while maintaining a high level of safety and security for passengers and employees at OAK.

“Our relationship with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is an essential one for the safe, secure, and smooth operation of San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport,” says Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “We look forward to continuing this partnership under the renewed contract and thank ACSO for the valuable law enforcement services that they provide here at OAK every day.”

“The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is excited to continue our partnership with the Port of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport. We look forward to providing outstanding Police Services for OAK and its customers,” says Commander C. Lucia of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

ACSO is one of several entities that are responsible for the security of OAK. Other agencies include the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Oakland Police Department (OPD), the Port’s Aviation Security team, and private security contractors hired by the Port. All of these groups work together to protect the airport from potential threats.

OAK reminds travelers that if they encounter any criminal or emergency situation at the airport, the best course of action is to call 911, and remember: If you see something, say something and report suspicious activity to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

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Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all the region’s business, entertainment, and tourism venues. The vision of San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 98,000 jobs in the region with more than a $174 billion economic impact. 

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