Greg Ahern, Alameda County Sheriff
THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Since becoming Sheriff of Alameda County on January 8, 2007, Sheriff Ahern has been actively involved in the development and implementation of a number of programs which have proven to be highly beneficial to the citizens of Alameda County, including the Youth and Family Services Bureau, Drug Education and Enforcement programs, Cold Case DNA Unit, D.U.I. Enforcement Unit, and coordinator of the Strategic Planning process for the future health of the organization. Sheriff Ahern also initiated the Urban Shield tactical training exercise that provides a training venue to several thousand first responders each year. The focus is to test the skills, tactics and equipment of the participating tactical teams, as well as first responders' regional ability to coordinate and sustain law enforcement, medical, and emergency services in the event of a large-scale terrorist attack or natural disaster.