From the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office:
On Friday, October 26, 2012, at 8:00 a.m., tactical teams from around the world will check in for the Urban Shield Exercise at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services,
4985 Broder Boulevard, Dublin. Urban Shield is the largest tactical exercise in the nation. The EOC will host participating teams as they receive information on the scenarios they will have to face during the 48-hour Urban Shield exercise which starts on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. Participating tactical teams will meet the challenges of the following 32 scenarios in these listed cities:
Hayward: Vehicle Assault, Dignitary Rescue, High Rise Rappel
Richmond: Laboratory Takeover
Dublin: Fitness Assessment, Live Fire House, Technology Showcase, EOD Response
Castro Valley: Chemical Sabotage, School Takeover
Oakland: Commuter Train Assault, Airplane Hijacking
Livermore/Pleasanton: College Campus Rescue, K-9 Integration
Foster City: WMD Attack
San Mateo: Watershed Takeover
South San Francisco: High Risk Search Warrant
San Bruno: Justice Center Takeover, Extremist Manhunt
San Francisco: Building Takeover, Bridge Assault
Angel Island: Human Trafficking Interdiction.
Alameda: Maritime Interdiction, Military Installation Assault
Emeryville: Chemical Agent Attack
Redwood City: Refinery Bomber
Walnut Creek: Hospital Assault
Colma: Public Transit Attack
Fremont: High School Assault
At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will have an informational display featuring an Unmanned Aerial System as part of the Urban Shield exercise. This is the same system that the Sheriff’s Office is considering for purchase, and has been called a drone by many organizations.
Check out Urban Shield on Facebook all weekend for pictures of the training.
The following agencies’ tactical teams will be participating:
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley Police Department, California Department of Corrections, Chicago Police Department, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Daly City Police Department, East Bay Regional Parks Police, Fremont Police Department, Hayward Police Department, Livermore/Pleasanton Tactical Team, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Newark Police Department, Oakland Police Department, Palo Alto Police Department, Redwood City Police Department, Richmond Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, San Francisco County Sheriff’s Office, San Francisco Police Department, San Jose Police Department, San Leandro Police Department, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s
Office, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, UC Berkeley Police Department, Union City Police Department, United States Marine Corps Force Recon, Travis County Sheriff’s Office(Texas), Brazil Special Operations Battalion.
These scenarios will be ongoing for 48 consecutive hours and may cause some noise in the listed cities.
Any questions regarding Urban Shield can be directed to Sergeant J. D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at (510) 272-6901
(The photos are of prior exercises and were provided by Mike Katz-Lacabe of San Leandro who requested them from Urban Shield authorities.)