A Letter from Chief Garrett Holmes Following the Murder of George Floyd:
Like many of you, I was shocked and horrified by the reprehensible incident that took place in Minneapolis last week. The killing of George Floyd by a police officer was unconscionable. This is not how we train and not what I expect from the men and women who serve our community. Our hearts go out to the family of George Floyd and all other families who have had to face similar tragedies.
Actions like those of the Minneapolis officers erode the trust that good, decent, and honorable police officers have worked hard to build in this community and across the country. In Dublin, we have spent a considerable amount of time and resources in building strong relationships with the community. Through our regular “Coffee with a Cop” dates; “Coffee with the Chief” visits at the Dublin Farmers’ Market; and through the incredible work that is done by our School Resource Officers, who interact with our children daily, we are invested in creating positive connections.
We are honored to have such wonderful support from the Dublin community, and that is not something we take lightly. We remain steadfast in our commitment to protect and serve every single member of this community, treating all with dignity and respect, especially those who have experienced racial disparity.
We will continue to work to build trust in our community, and we are very open to receiving feedback when we fall short. We will continue to honor Mr. Floyd’s name by working to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Chief of Police
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.
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.