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Colma Police. (CBS)

FBI Database Shows Colma Police Officer Ratio Highest In Bay Area

The town of Colma, home to 1,593 residents and 1,000 times more deceased residents of the many cemeteries there, has 12 police officers – the largest ratio of any Bay Area city.

06/11/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Samsung Appeases San Francisco DA’s Request For Smartphone Anti-Theft Feature

In a major victory for San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon, Samsung has agreed to make anti-theft features available on its latest smartphone.

04/04/2014

Police sketch of a suspect in a home invasion robbery in Palo Alto on January 23, 2014. The suspect is described as a man in his 20s standing 6' tall, weighing 180 pounds, unshaven, wearing a dark sweatshirt. He was last seen in a "boxy" light-colored sedan with two other suspects. (Palo Alto Police)

Palo Alto Police Seek Public’s Help In Home Invasion Robbery

At a community meeting on Tuesday night, Palo Alto police tried to assuage the concerns of residents, as they said solving a recent home invasion robbery remains a priority for the department.

02/05/2014

San Jose Police shot and killed a pit bull during an investigation. (CBS)

Business Leaders Share Concerns Over Crime Spike With New SJPD Chief

Chief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.

01/15/2014

Police at the scene of a triple shooting in Oakland that left 1 dead and 2 hospitalized in April. (CBS)

Oakland Crime Rate Steadily Drops As Cops Focus On Violent Offenders, Police Chief Says

While daily headlines may not reflect it, crime in Oakland is down, including the murder rate and armed robberies, according to Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent – who credits the department’s focus on the city’s worst offenders.

11/21/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car parked on the 6800 block of Wilton Dr., May 27, 2011. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses Officers

Burglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city.

11/28/2012

SJPD Chief Chris Moore (SJPD)

KCBS In Depth: Chief Compares SJ Policing To Hospital Triage

When a job is big but resources are shrinking, it’s all about prioritizing – and that’s something the police chief of the Bay Area’s largest city knows all too well.

11/12/2012

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San Jose Launches Search For New Police Chief

The city of San Jose is launching a nationwide search for a new police chief following the sudden and surprising retirement announcement of current top cop Chris Moore.

09/18/2012

Antioch Police

Antioch Residents March Against Crime

Members of various Antioch churches united Sunday in the name of crime prevention. The evening gathering included prayers and a march through an older area of town.

07/09/2012

Oakland police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland’s Police Chief Gives Himself Tough Grade As Violent Crime Rate Rises

One of the reasons Chief Jordan says things are looking up is because Oakland is launching its first police academy in nearly four years.

03/23/2012

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