San Jose police chief Rob David says he plans to retire in October, after 30 years
with the force.

Davis says in his six years as chief he’s proud of making San Jose one of the safest big cities in the country, using new technology to solve crimes, and community outreach.

Under Davis’ leadership, the department became the first major department to test head-mounted cameras for officers and was one of the first to issue Taser stun guns to all officers.

The department came under fire in the past few years over the high proportion of Latino arrests among other controversies.

Earlier this year, Davis confirmed he was a finalist for the police chief’s position in Dallas, which he ultimately lost. He was also believed to be on the short list of candidates for the same position in Los Angeles last year.

Davis made almost $261,000 in 2009, and he will be able to retire with a 90 percent pension.


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