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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

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Retirement, Disability Further Thinning Oakland Police Officer Ranks

The department has lost 16 officers since the beginning of December, with many retiring and others by disability.

01/16/2013

Scene near 3rd and McKinnon in San Francisco's Bayview District where police officers rescued an abandoned newborn baby.  (CBS)

SF Police Officers Hailed As Heroes For Saving Newborn

Both officers said they are still quite shaken by the ordeal, when a man handed them the bloody newborn.

12/17/2012

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

San Jose Police Dept. badge

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

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Officers Raise Funds For Children Orphaned By Double Murder

The San Jose Police Officers’ Association has raised about $6,200 for three young children who were orphaned when their parents were killed in a double murder at the family’s home last month.

08/09/2012

An Oakland Police Cruiser.

Oakland Police Radios Failed During President’s Visit

A major portion of Oakland’s year-old police radio system failed during President Barack Obama’s visit to the city this week, in one what one lieutenant described as a “train wreck.”

07/26/2012

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SF Police Monitoring Theaters In Wake Of Colorado Massacre

San Francisco Police officers were paying special attention to movie theaters Friday in the wake of a mass shooting in a Colorado theater.

07/20/2012

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

Oakland Police Chief Wants More Officers On The Street

Oakland’s top cop is looking to reorganize his department, after a new report shows violent crime is up in the city.

07/11/2012

A protester at UC Davis is rinsed off after being pepper sprayed by riot police on the school's campus, November 18, 2011.  (CBS)

Judge Rules UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Report Released Without Officers’ Names

A judge has tentatively ruled that the University of California must remove officers’ names from a report on the pepper-spraying of student demonstrators by campus police last fall.

03/28/2012

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