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.
Burglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city.
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.
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.
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.
One of the reasons Chief Jordan says things are looking up is because Oakland is launching its first police academy in nearly four years.
An optimistic new report from San Francisco police on the overall violent crime rate shows that homicides in the city are at the lowest level since the 1960′s.
The real estate research website Zillow.com has released its annual top list of best cities to go trick-or-treating, with both San Francisco and San Jose landing at the top.
A recent rash of homicides has many concerned residents in San Jose questioning cutbacks within the police department.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said the declining numbers have a lot to do with cooperation between officers and the community.