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Matthew Odetto, San Rafael Police Chief

San Rafael Police Chief Resigns

After serving as San Rafael’s top cop for four-and-a-half years, Police Chief Matthew Odetto submitted his resignation, retiring after 30 years in law enforcement, city officials said Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011

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Osama Bin Laden’s Death Puts SFPD On Alert

Chief Greg Suhr told CBS 5 on Sunday night that the SFPD was on heightened alert as news of Osama Bin Laden’s death spread across the globe.

KPIX 5–05/01/2011

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (SFPD)

Suhr Selected As New San Francisco Police Chief

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — Mayor Ed Lee has selected Captain Greg Suhr to become the new Chief of the San Francisco Police Department, CBS 5 has learned. Suhr, who was assigned to the Bayview […]

CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

Public Defender Jeff Adachi said this drug bust on March 1st in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood was mishandled by officers. (San Francisco Public Defender / YouTube)

SFPD Chief Defends Officers’ Actions In Videotaped Drug Bust

A combative SFPD Chief Jeff Godown came out swinging at the city’s public defender Thursday, defending his officers against allegations of police misconduct in drug cases.

KPIX 5–03/31/2011

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Oakland Police Chief Says Decision On Future Coming Soon

Police chief Anthony Batts said he hopes to decide by the end of the week whether he will stay in Oakland for the long-haul.


Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Oakland Police Chief Batts Not Moving To San Jose

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts said Thursday that he will not become the chief of police in San Jose.



Redwood City Police Chief Resigns While On Vacation

Redwood City’s police chief has resigned five days before he was scheduled to return from a lengthy vacation.

CBS San Francisco–01/26/2011

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Search For San Jose Police Chief Puts Spotlight On The Independent Police Auditor

San Jose’s City Manager wants to see a more proactive relationship between the Police Department and the office of the Independent Police Auditor.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Could Name New Police Chief By Next Month

A new police chief for California’s third-largest city could be named as early as next month as open-government advocates call for San Jose officials release the job candidates’ names.

KPIX 5–01/10/2011

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon

SFPD Chief George Gascon Sworn In As District Attorney

In his final act as mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom swore in police Chief George Gascon as the new district attorney in a special ceremony held on the mayor’s balcony inside City Hall Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–01/09/2011