Chief Anthony Batts

Oakland Police To Crack Down On Foul LanguageOfficers swearing on the job could be a thing of the past in Oakland if Chief Anthony Batts has his way.
Federal Grant To Pay For New Oakland Police OfficersThe 25 new officers will mainly focus on patrolling areas near schools and fighting human trafficking in the city.
Shadow Of Riders Corruption Case Still Looms Over Oakland PoliceThe Oakland Police Department is facing new scrutiny, as a San Francisco federal judge has questions about police misconduct, nearly a decade after the Riders Case.
Oakland Police Department Upgrades Patrol Car, Motorcycle LaptopsSevere budget cuts have led the Oakland Police Department to solicit outside donations to pay for new touch screen computers that have been replacing older laptops in its patrol vehicles.
Oakland’s Top Cop Reorganizing DepartmentOakland Police Chief Anthony Batts said he wants to “build an organization that’s fast, bold and quick” even though the number of officers in the department has dropped dramatically.
Oakland Police See Much Needed Radio UpgradeAfter months of problems with its radio communications, the Oakland Police Department is rolling out an entirely new system that will make Oakland one of the first Bay Area cities to be interoperable with other agencies.
Broken Radios Force Oakland Police To Ride In Pairs The Oakland police chief has ordered officers to ride two-to-a-car until problems with their radio system are fixed.
New SJPD Chief To Face Daunting Budget IssuesBudget cuts and layoffs are just two of the challenges facing San Jose’s next chief of police, who could be named by the end of the week.
NAACP Meets With Oakland Police After Allegations Of Excessive ForceThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held a hearing Thursday in Oakland over issues of excessive force by police.
FBI Agrees To Oakland Chief's Request To Probe Shooting By OfficersThe FBI agreed Wednesday to a request from Oakland's police chief to investigate last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed man by officers.
Oakland Police Chief Visiting DC, Seeks Funding For School ProgramOakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is heading to Washington, D.C., where he will lobby for federal funding for a pilot program to place officers in four of the city's middle schools.
Oakland Police Target At-Risk Youth With New Middle School ProgramOakland Police Chief Anthony Batts issued a community-wide call to action this week, saying the city had reached a critical juncture with a shortage of officers and a new mayor coming in.