[Congressional Record Volume 148, Number 137 (Thursday, October 17, 2002)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1916]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                        HON. FORTNEY PETE STARK

                             of california

                            HON. BARBARA LEE

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, October 16, 2002

  Mr. STARK. Mr. Speaker, we rise today to honor Alameda County 
Sheriff, Charles Plummer for 50 years of exemplary law enforcement 
  Sheriff Plummer's law enforcement career began in 1952 as a patrolman 
for the Berkeley Police Department. He was appointed to Operations 
Commander during the ``People's Park'' uprising in 1969 and coordinated 
the activities of 2,500 National Guardsmen and 750 mutual aid officers. 
Charles eventually rose through the ranks to become Acting Chief in 
  In 1976, Charles Plummer was appointed Chief of Police for the 
Hayward Police Department. He obtained accreditation for the Hayward 
Police Department for excellence in police standards and procedures, 
the first police agency west of the Mississippi to do so and ninth in 
the nation. As Chief of Police, Charles' dedicated hard work and 
commitment led to the institution of many successful and worthwhile 
programs such as the Youth and Family Service Bureau; ComputerAided 
Dispatch System; Traffic Bureau; Crime Analysis Bureau; Stay-In-School 
Program; Traffic School; Crime Prevention Program and the Community 
Access Team.
  Charles Plummer was elected and swom in as Alameda County Sheriff in 
1987. Since then, he has run unopposed and has been re-elected four 
times. Sheriff Plummer's most recent accomplishments include 
establishing contracting for medical services, the most cost-effective 
method of delivering first-rate medical care to inmates; developing 
three year contracts for security services with AC Transit District, 
Peralta College District and Oakland Airport; researching, developing, 
and implementing the Electronic Monitoring Program for minimum security 
imnates; and opening a state-of-the-art Office of Emergency Services 
  Sheriff Plummer is a graduate of the FBI Academy, the National 
Executive Institute and the University of San Francisco where he earned 
his Bachelors Degree in public service.
  Sheriff Plummer's leadership and commitment to public service are 
inspiring to all of us. We ask Congress to join us and the constituents 
of the Ninth and Thirteenth Congressional Districts as we congratulate 
Sheriff Plummer on a tremendous 50 year career and wish him another 50 
years to come.