Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent talks to KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro about the city’s efforts to reduce violent crime.
Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said Thursday that his department’s new neighborhood policing plan is aimed at being more efficient in reducing the city’s high crime rate.
Starting Saturday, Oakland will take a big step towards fully implementing its neighborhood policing plan by assigning officers to one of five newly identified districts in the city.
The U.S. Justice Department is giving a $3.6 million financial boost to an East Bay police force.
BART wants its officers to be more familiar with the beats they patrol. So officials have divided four zones into five and divided those even further.
San Francisco’s Chief of Police is being applauded by the Board of Supervisors for outlining guidelines on what exactly community policing means.
Tips from witnesses have helped Oakland police solve three major crimes – an assault, robbery and burglary- in the past month.
It’s all part of the ongoing reforms in the wake of the Oscar Grant shooting.
In 2009, there were 47 reported homicides in the city, but Richmond Police Sergeant Bisa French said that number has dipped to 22 this year.