kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Police Academy

Oakland Police generic

Oakland Police Department Gets 47 New Officers From Big Recruiting Class

Forty-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.

04/04/2014

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

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

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.

03/21/2014

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral Academy

The 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.

12/10/2013

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

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

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Begins First Police Academy In Nearly Three Years

The 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.

11/05/2012

Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Now Hiring: Oakland Set To Add Police Officers

Oakland is looking for qualified applicants to join two police academies being held later this year.

06/10/2012

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

Oakland’s Police Chief Gives Himself Tough Grade As Violent Crime Rate Rises

One of the reasons Chief Jordan says things are looking up is because Oakland is launching its first police academy in nearly four years.

03/23/2012

San Francisco Police Officers

SF Police Chief Calls For More Academies, New Officers

Despite expecting to add several officers this summer, the police department is still hundreds of officers short.

03/07/2012

more