Police Chief Chris Moore
As San Jose searches on for a new police chief, the man appointed to fill the job in the meantime has been grappling with how to prevent rank and file officers from leaving the force.
When a job is big but resources are shrinking, it’s all about prioritizing – and that’s something the police chief of the Bay Area’s largest city knows all too well.
San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore will stand behind President Obama at the White House Tuesday for the signing of a significant public safety communications law.
San Jose Police Department’s staffing levels are at a low point, but 17 members on the force have been promoted to leadership positions.
San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore has traveled to Washington to lobby Congress to fund the creation of a broadband network specifically for law enforcement and public safety agencies to transfer large amounts of data during an emergency.
Hundreds of San Jose Police officers could get layoff notices this summer to help close a $115 million budget deficit and Mayor Chuck Reed is also calling for strict pension reform.
There have already been 15 killings in San Jose this year, compared to 20 for all of 2010, according to police.
Morale within the San Jose Police Department should improve with the appointment of veteran Chris Moore as the new police chief, according to the head of the city’s police union.