Police Services

A Letter from Chief Garrett Holmes Regarding the "No Bail Policy":

Dear Dublin Community,

During the first five weeks of the Alameda County Public Health Department Shelter-in-Place Order, the City of Dublin saw a significant decrease in criminal activity compared to the same time frame in 2019.  Recently, however, we have seen an unfortunate uptick in criminal activity which can be attributed to multiple factors, including a recent temporary order which was intended to reduce the exposure of COVID-19 to court staff and slow the spread of the virus. This has resulted in many offenders being released on $0 bail, which prevents them from remaining in custody until a court arraignment.

We are sharing this information for two reasons:  1) You may hear more about these issues as more time goes on; and 2) In response to an incident this weekend that was directly attributed to release of an offender who immediately committed a crime in Dublin and in San Ramon and was subsequently rearrested.  

Dublin Police Services’ would like you to know that the safety and security of the Dublin community is always our number one priority.  If you see or hear something suspicious or need our assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Our non-emergency office number is 925-462-1212; for emergencies, always dial 911.

Thank you,

Chief Garrett Holmes

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:


In order to stop the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Alameda County, along with other Bay Area counties, issued “shelter in place” orders, which began on March 17, and will continue until further notice.  All residents are directed to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible.  Non-essential gatherings of any size are now banned, along with non-essential travel.

The lobby of Dublin Police Services remains open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


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Department Functions / Organization


Police services for the City of Dublin are performed under contract with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Patrol, criminal investigations, crime prevention, and some business office functions are performed at the Civic Center location. Dispatch and some data processing functions are handled at Sheriff's Office facilities in Oakland and San Leandro.

In addition to Sheriff's Office personnel, four full-time City employees assist with administrative functions. Dublin Police Services has continued a long-standing tradition of professionalism and dedication that is reflected in Dublin's low crime rate.


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