Larry Esquivel

Officer Phil White of the San Jose Police Department seen teaching a gang prevention class to San Jose elementary students (Bay Area News Group)

Protest Over San Jose Police Officer’s Controversial Tweets, 13,000 Sign Petition Demanding His Firing

The demonstrators delivered to San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel shortly after 5 p.m. a copy of an online petition signed by more than 13,000 people calling for the termination of Police Officer Phillip White, police spokeswoman Sgt. Heather Randol said.

12/18/2014

San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Chief Under Fire For Accepting Gifts From San Francisco 49ers

Police Chief Larry Esquivel has already reimbursed the team for the tickets, but the Independent Police Auditor said that may not be enough.

11/13/2014

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Officer Accused Of Raping Woman In Hotel Room While On Duty

A San Jose police officer has been arrested and charged with raping a woman whom he had just dropped off at a hotel after responding to a domestic disturbance last year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

03/11/2014

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

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

San Jose’s Crime Rate Higher Than State, National Averages

Once billed as the safest large city in the nation, a new report by the San Jose City Auditor reveals a significant spike in property crime. The report said the crime rate is now above state and national averages.

12/17/2013

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

San Jose Gives Officers 11% Raise, Esquivel Named Permanent Chief

San Jose has given its police officers an 11 percent raise in the hopes of stopping them from leaving the city for more lucrative jobs.

12/10/2013

Interim San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel. (San Jose Police Department)

Interim San Jose Police Chief Looks Likely To Take Role Permanently

San Jose is a step closer to getting a new police chief with the city manager intending to appoint the acting chief, Larry Esquivel to the position permanently.

10/29/2013

Police at the scene where a body was found near the intersection of Audubon and Santee Drives, May 30, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Police Urged To Ask For CHP’s Help Amid Recent Violence

Following the murders of five people in San Jose last week, a state lawmaker is urging the San Jose Police Department to ask for additional help from the California Highway Patrol.

06/03/2013

San Jose Police on the scene of a fatal shooting. (CBS)

SJPD Memo Warns Staffing Shortage Won’t Be Fixed Anytime Soon

The San Jose police staffing shortage isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon according to a new memo from the acting police chief to city leaders.

04/26/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Focus On Gang Suppression In New Department Direction

Faced with reduced staffing and a double digit increase in violent crime over last year, the San Jose Police Department have announced a new department direction.

04/25/2013

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