San Francisco Police Trained To De-Escalate Violence In Encounters With Mentally-Ill SuspectsIn the wake of a series of recent violent police confrontations with mentally ill suspects, San Francisco officers are getting advanced training in crisis intervention.
45 New Police Officers Receive Their Badges At San Francisco Graduation CeremonyForty-five men and women joined the San Francisco Police Department as new officers Friday as part of the department's 241st graduating class.
San Jose’s Mayor Considers Investigation Of Police Officer Union Leader Over Alleged CommentsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has asked that the city council appoint a special investigator as well as a U.S. attorney to look into the alleged comments made by the head of the police officers’ union to a police academy class during their orientation.
Oakland Police Department Gets 47 New Officers From Big Recruiting ClassForty-seven new officers joined the Oakland Police Department on Friday in a graduation ceremony for what the department said was the largest recruiting class in its history.
Shrinking San Jose Police Department Has Few Recruits For New AcademySan 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.
Oakland Police On Track To Hire 100 New Officers By Year’s End The Oakland Police Department says it's on track to hire 100 new officers by the end of the year signaling a potential turnaround for the force that has struggled with dwindling numbers for years.
Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral AcademyThe Oakland Police Department started a new lateral academy Tuesday designed to help rebuild its understaffed force. While city officials had hoped between eight and 15 recruits would sign up, only four officers have enrolled.
Proposals Aim To Recoup Training Costs For Departing San Jose Rookie OfficersThis comes as the police department is struggling to retain officers, amid cuts in pay and pension benefits.
Phil Matier: Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses OfficersBurglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city.
San Jose Begins First Police Academy In Nearly Three YearsThe thinning ranks of the San Jose Police Department will soon be getting some much needed reinforcements, as the department begins its first police academy in nearly three years.
Now Hiring: Oakland Set To Add Police OfficersOakland is looking for qualified applicants to join two police academies being held later this year.
Oakland's Police Chief Gives Himself Tough Grade As Violent Crime Rate RisesOne of the reasons Chief Jordan says things are looking up is because Oakland is launching its first police academy in nearly four years.