SAN JOSE (KCBS) – As the San Jose Police Department continues to struggle with staffing issues, the city’s first-ever Community Service Officer program began training 25 recruits this week.
San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said 13 men and 12 women reported to the Evergreen Police Academy on Tuesday to learn how to take reports on mostly “quality of life” crimes like burglaries, auto thefts and vandalism.
“We just don’t have the sworn officer staffing to respond to all of those calls,” Randol said. “So those are things that the community service officer can respond out to.”