Lieutenant Dave Alvey
Lieutenant Alvey began his Law Enforcement career in 1977 at the age of 18 when he enlisted in the United States Army as a Military Policeman and was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. In 1981, he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) in Oakland, CA. Lt. Alvey was promoted to Sergeant with ACSO in 1986, and his assignments included the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA, Glenn Dyer Jail in Oakland, CA, and the Eden Township Substation in San Leandro, CA.
Lt. Alvey was promoted to Lieutenant with ACSO in 2005 and was assigned as the Detention & Corrections Administrative Lieutenant in charge of the Booking, Transportation and Classification Units of both the Santa Rita Jail and the Glenn Dyer Jail. In February 2007, Lt. Alvey was assigned as a Patrol Watch Commander at the Eden Township Substation until his promotion to Captain in 2009.
After his promotion to Captain, Lt. Alvey was assigned as a Departmental Watch Commander for approximately one year. In 2010, he was assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Santa Rita Jail with the responsibility of managing a Correctional Facility with approximately 4,000 inmates and over 500 employees. Lt. Alvey retired from Alameda County in 2011 after 30 years of honorable service. Lt. Alvey also retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2004 as a First Sergeant after 26 years of Military Service. Lt. Alvey has extensive Correctional supervisorial and management experience as a result of his previous assignments with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. During his career with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Alvey also participated in countless emergency and disaster responses, most notably the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the Oakland Firestorm in 1991, numerous Lawrence Livermore Laboratory demonstrations, Occupy Oakland protests, Urban Shield in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, as well as many other critical incidents.
Lt. Alvey joined the Merced County Sheriff’s Office in 2014 as an Extra Help Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Court Services Bureau. In October 2015, Lt. Alvey was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant and was assigned as the Commanding Officer of the John Latorraca Correctional Center. Lt. Alvey has also been assigned to oversee the $44,500,000 remodel of the John Latorraca Correctional Center under Senate Bill 863 – Correctional Facilities Construction, which is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.