The Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Services, in Claycord?

October 30, 2012 9:20 am · 37 comments

A Claycordian spotted this vehicle in Walnut Creek the other day, and though it was interesting, because she had never seen one around town before, and wasn’t sure why the Department of Homeland Security was in Claycord.

The Department of Homeland Security has an office in the City of Concord, and we’re being told they also provide security for the Concord Naval Weapons Station, which is actually now called “Military Ocean Terminal Concord”.

Thanks for the picture!

Nothing New October 30, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Have seen these vehicles around often. They patrol MOTCO. As would be expected!!
Always see them fueling up at the chevron on Evora road/willow pass rd

Catgirl October 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I see them going in and out of the Base all the time

anon October 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I’ve seen this SUV a million times, it normally goes from walnut creek to at least Clayton Rd along Ygnacio, thats where I turn so I don’t know its final destination……….

Peter October 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I used to work on Bates Ave… I used to see them go in and out of the naval station all the time… I sure that is where it comes from

Thomas October 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM

FPS was around long before Homeland Security, they just happen to fall under them now. They patrol areas around federal facilities, and assure the safety of the federal employees working there.

aka October 30, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Homeland Security cracks down on counterfeit San Francisco Giants gear.

MOTCO October 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Naval Weapons Station Concord has been Military Ocean Terminal Concord for 10 years now. Old habits die hard, apparently.

Roundtree Resident October 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

he lives in Roundtree, right next to a drug dealer in a wheel chair oddly enough. Super nice dude, too busy at work to notice the annoyance at home

Z-Man October 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I drive home from San Francisco on the Lower Deck with a similar vehicle daily. He exits YVR and heads towards Claycord.

JDA October 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Don’t forget that the Immigration & Naturalization department was folded into the Department of Homeland Security after 911, so you could see them anywhere.

Anon. Y. Mous. October 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

This topic needs to be removed. It falls into the J… Airlines world. They are doing their best to protect our butts at very underpaid wages.

Connie Dobbs October 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

In spite of his title, the Homeland Security guy is reduced to calling the CPD like people have to. I believe the Feds have to be invited and then only after it’s been determined a Federal crime has been committed. I’m certain we’ll find out if I’m wrong.

Russ October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I see this SUV a few times a week. He comes out of the State streets of YV in Concord and gets on 24 West.

Cowellian October 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I heard they’re looking for people wearing tin-foil hats.

Concoredejet October 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Military Ocean Terminal Concord”.? sound strange because Concord is not on the ocean.

Tator Todd October 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

On my iphone 3gs(over a year ago, so i do not have it anymore), I took video footage of this Home Land Security on the freeway driving insanely erratic. I mean crazy enough to get my attention and film it, like someone had stolen it and needed evidence. Doing 80mph, he was just a few feet behind tail gaiting numerous cars, and once he had the chance, he took the shoulder at 80+ mph. No lights or anything, and then he just exited near Alamo and drove normal.

ChampagneKitty October 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

This may or may not be related, but last week, I was expecting a package delivery from UPS. Last Monday, it was on the truck out for delivery, but then in the afternoon, there was a status update: “Pkg delay-add’l security check by gov’t or other agency- beyond UPS control.” It was put back on the truck for delivery the next day, when I received it. I could tell the box had been opened, and then was loosely re-taped.

What a teaser October 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

@ ChampagneKitty
Come on now? You got us all curious! What was in your package?

state worker October 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Hey Mayor,

Did some research & couldnt find any Homeland Security Officers located in Concord. Could you please confirm this?

Captain Bebops October 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

“Homeland” was what the Nazis called. Bad choice for title of an agency which probably doesn’t need to exist if the FBI and existing agencies were allowed to do their jobs properly. I think DHS is more theater than anything else to make the sheeple feel more “secure” and bit by bit relinquish our civil rights. It’s a bad legacy of the Bush dictatorship.

RaaaRRRR October 30, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Hey there Roundtree Dumbass…

I just watched some of those drug dealings going on there the other day. I was waiting in line at the pharmacy window at CVS while right in front of me along the wall, two trucks pulled up to wait for a wiry looking dude who came out of the small thoroughfare from the complex. Yep… he walked up to each car window, exchanged some hands inside the cars, and retreated back into the shrubbery, dollars in hand. So just so you know, you have snitches Outside of Roundtree, as well. Happy to be of assistance to ya!

ChampagneKitty October 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

to What a teaser: It was just a Panasonic multi-handset phone system. A corded base unit with 2 cordless handsets.

Well Wada Ya Know October 30, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Roundtree “pharmacy” also has a drive up window, wonder if it’s one of those early releases from County jail.

hmm October 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Hmmm still cant confirm this mayor? Why not?

anon October 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

you know what, I saw two vehicles parked in that same spot (to the right of the pharmacy drive thru window, over by the wall dividing the center and roundtree) and thought it looked a bit shady, both cars were jacked up and the people inside them looked just as bad! By the time I did my banking and came back out they were gone……….guess we know where the deals are going down now 🙁

Jerk October 30, 2012 at 5:29 PM

ChampagneKitty, Panasonic “personal” massager?
The “they’re keeping us safe” propaganda always brings a chuckle. They’re keeping us safe with WIDE OPEN BORDERS??? LOL.

rascul October 30, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Big brother thinks there in control. Time will tell.

momoftwo October 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Did anyone think that maybe he lives in the Claycord area and works in the city or somewhere else. Why is it such a big deal. He probably takes home his car because he could be called out in the middle of the night…Geesh people, get a life!

JustMe October 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Actually it’s not usual for them to be in the area. One of their responsibities is water front areas, which not only includes Concord, but other areas such as Pittsburg, etc etc

They visited our business a few years ago to ensure certain protocols were being followed. I think they do more than people realize.

Sinn Feiner October 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I see the Federal Police all the time at the CNWS (MOTCO) but have never actually seen the Homeland Security Police there ever.

The Federal Police at the CNWS are nothing more than security guards contracted through the Department of Defense. The Sheriff’s Department who patrol that base have more power than the Federal Police.

Roundtree Dumbasses October 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM

No, I’m a law abiding person not a criminal and if I catch you dealing in Roundtree I’ll arrest you. Simple as that. Drugs and Crime won’t be tolerated in Roundtree. So, if your seeing this happen report it to CPD….don’t be a PUSS and just hide behind your computer or cellphone. @state worker, if you knew anything…you’d know that we have something called Confidentiality and of course you can’t find stuff like where people live, unless of course you see vehicles and be like Roundtree Dumbass on here. TY momotwo….nicely said.

To The 33rd Dumbass October 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Oh, My! SMH! I’m a bit curious what “I’ll arrest you” means. Are you inferring that you are law enforcement? Or were you trying to say that you would report it to law enforcement if you see deals happening? Are you the property manager? Legitimate questions… You weren’t very clear despite your outspoken-ness. Either way, it is rather unkind of you to refer to your fellow neighbours and citizens in such a harsh and demeaning manner. You have definitely made an impression (gloating not necessary.) So far, two people on this thread have stated that we have seen drug deals going on and where. I could call CPD… what can they do? The deal would be over by the time they got there.(and in case you didn’t know many CPD officers read this blog, so essentially they have just been informed, if they weren’t already) And since you seem to care so much, why don’t you take the information that has just been provided to you, and do some secret surveillance and report the bad guys yourself? (…but wouldn’t that make you a snitch?…confused because that’s what you were harping on the first guy for.) But you said you would do something, didn’t you? Seems you have enough pent up anger, and time on your hands to take on the job. Hey, it’s your HOOD, not mine…Take some ownership and Deal With It.

Anon. Y. Mous. October 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Please don’t discuss this anymore. I’m stuck living here. Those people work very hard. I hate this black helicopter paranoia crap.

Spaceship October 31, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Once when I was in my space ship-I accidently let my cloaking device down–I must have been seen because all of a sudden there were these black helicopter coming towards me. I hurried up and turned on my cloaking device and went about 20 feet from where I was standing. They circled and circled but they could not find my ship.

Enfield303 October 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Sure seems to be a lot of Dumasses on this thread. Makes me glad I’m a smartass.:)

Enfield303 October 31, 2012 at 3:29 PM


live in RT October 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I think what he is saying is that he is one of the couple of Law Enforcement people that actualy live in Roundtree. 2 live right by me. I read his posts and sounds like to me that he wants you to call the police as that they are aware and if you have a vecicle description and what they look like report it so that after awhile some officers will make it there business to check those areas out for the vehicle reported previously to dispatch. Seems like he is tired to as some of us all are that live in the area about what goes on. We should all be here to help each other. Happy Halloween!

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