SAN JOSE (KCBS)— San Jose is having a hard time attracting new police officers and has only filled 29 of 60 slots in next month’s police academy.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed admits that’s not an acceptable recruiting job.
“It’s something to be concerned about. We obviously need to do a better job of recruiting. We’ve had thousands of people interested in taking jobs with the San Jose Police Department, but getting 29 out of 60 is not a very successful recruiting effort,” he said.