Community Policing

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

KCBS In Depth: Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent Says Efforts To Reduce Violent Crime Are Paying Off

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.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Unveil Neighborhood Commanders In New Strategy

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.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Begins Implementing Community Policing Plan To Fight Crime

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.


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Hayward Police Get $3.6M In Federal Grant Money

The U.S. Justice Department is giving a $3.6 million financial boost to an East Bay police force.


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BART Police Revamping Approach To Patrolling System

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 Police Chief Greg Suhr in the KCBS Studio.

SFPD Chief Working To Build Stronger Communities

San Francisco’s Chief of Police is being applauded by the Board of Supervisors for outlining guidelines on what exactly community policing means.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Get Boost From Witness Tips

Tips from witnesses have helped Oakland police solve three major crimes – an assault, robbery and burglary- in the past month.


Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department walks along a BART train, San Francisco (AP)

BART Staff Being Trained On Community Policing

It’s all part of the ongoing reforms in the wake of the Oscar Grant shooting.


Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Sees Sharp Reduction In Homicide Rate

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.