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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department To Get Boost From Community Service Officer Program

25 recruits began their training this week as part of the city’s first-ever Community Service Officer program.

07/23/2014

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BART Police Begin Cracking Down On Homeless Sleeping, Lying Down Inside Stations

BART police have begun enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying down or sitting with legs extended at Powell Street Station Monday with plans to expand the ordinance to all BART stations, prompting many homeless people to move elsewhere.

07/22/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department To Require Officers To Work Overtime To Cover Patrol Shifts

The new overtime plan is expected to be implemented in the next week or two and would require some officers to work 2-3 hours of overtime on days when staffing is below minimum levels.

06/19/2014

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Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing Levels

Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.

05/28/2014

SWAT officers outside a Sunnyvale home on August 8, 2013. (CBS)

Sunnyvale Officers Cleared Of Wrongdoing After SWAT Standoff Ended In Knife-Wielding Man’s Death

Three Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officers who shot and killed a knife-wielding man during a SWAT standoff last summer were cleared of any wrongdoing by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors said Tuesday.

05/06/2014

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NYC Police Twitter Campaign Backfires, Spreads To California Departments

Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of police in the Bay Area and Los Angeles have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers.

04/23/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJPD Auditor Report Recommends Firing Some Officers

An independent police auditor and former judge delivered her year-end report on the San Jose Police Department, which included a recommendation to fire some officers.

04/17/2014

Vallejo Police Department Shrinks & Neighborhood Watch Catches On

Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police Department

Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.

12/25/2013

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

San Francisco Muni Launches Campaign To Curb Gadget Theft

More San Francisco police officers have been assigned to Muni buses and trains, in an effort to stop the increasing number of robberies and thefts of riders’ electronic devices.

11/07/2013

A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

Struggling To Find Cops, Vallejo Shifts Funds To Paving Projects

The City of Vallejo has $2.5 million to put toward more officers on the streets, but those funds will soon be diverted to repaving because the city can’t find qualified candidates to take the jobs.

10/10/2013

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