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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Shrinking San Jose Police Department Has Few Recruits For New Academy

San Jose’s police department has only filled 29 of 60 slots in next month’s police academy. Mayor Chuck Reed is calling the recruitment efforts unsuccessful.

04/02/2014

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Federal Mediator Reviewing San Jose’s Latest Contract Offer To Police Union

After being at odds for almost a year, the City of San Jose will make a new contract offer to the city’s police officers’ union next week with a federal mediator involved.

11/08/2013

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Proposals Aim To Recoup Training Costs For Departing San Jose Rookie Officers

This comes as the police department is struggling to retain officers, amid cuts in pay and pension benefits.

10/30/2013

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

SJPD Union Official Blasts Contract Offer, Says ‘Department Is Dying’

San Jose’s police union is shooting down the latest contract offer from the city, presented Thursday.

08/19/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police, City Officials Butting Heads Over Pay

The San Jose Police Officers Association is asking for a 16 percent raise over the next three years, in part to keep officers in the department.

02/06/2013

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Mayor Accused Of Illegally Funneling Campaign Cash

Leaders of the police and fire unions have filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

10/11/2012

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

Violent Week Continues In San Jose; Police Blame Staffing Cuts

There are growing concerns following yet another homicide in the city on Tuesday night, the 31st so far this year.

08/22/2012

San Jose City Hall

San Jose’s Pension Costs Interfering With Essential City Services

Rising pension costs are decimating essential city services, according to a grand jury report issued Wednesday.

06/14/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Considers Tighter Control Of Police Moonlighting

The San Jose Police Department does not adequately monitor uniformed security work performed by off-duty police officers, according to a recent audit.

04/17/2012

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