Police layoffs

A box of 500 .22 cal. bullets. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gun Sales Skyrocket In San Jose As Police Force Dwindles

In San Jose, gun sales appear to be skyrocketing. Indeed, by some estimates, gun sales in San Jose have as much as quadrupled in recent months.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Launches First Police Academy Since Last Year’s Layoffs

The Oakland Police Department on Monday began its first police academy since the City Council voted to lay off 80 officers in July 2010 in a budget-cutting move.



Phil Matier: Piedmont Police Help

Monday PM | 09/20/2010 The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says there’s been an increase in phone calls from Oakland residents asking Piedmont Police for assistance. This follows the layoffs of 80 police officers in Oakland. […]


Last Ditch Effort to Avoid Layoffs

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) 80 Oakland police officers will be laid off on Monday unless the city and police officers union can somehow reach an agreement over concessions to try to avert the cuts.