Police staffing is about to get a much needed boost in San Jose, as the Police Department’s academy held its first graduation ceremony since 2009.
Many of the former officers spend the day monitoring real-time closed circuit TV cameras scattered across high crime areas throughout the city.
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.
Anyone who follows San Jose politics knows that the San Jose Police Officers Association and councilwoman Rose Herrera have long been at odds – particularly, over law enforcement budget cuts and pension reform. Their war of words only seems to be heating up as the November election nears.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Friday that he wants to discipline 44 of his officers for misconduct in their handling of Occupy Oakland protesters at three major demonstrations in the past year.
Given the San Jose Police Department’s staffing shortage and a recent rash of homicides in the city, a city councilmember is looking to put more than a dozen desk-bound officers back on the streets.
A pet owner was arrested Monday after his off-leash pit bull dog attacked a U.S. Park Police officer’s horse at Crissy Field.
The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.
The City of San Francisco is launching a long-term program aimed at putting more firefighters and police officers on the streets, with the ultimate goals of making the city safer, replacing retirees and cutting down on overtime.
The United States will spend roughly $2.5 trillion this year on health care. Almost three-quarters of that is spent treating chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. But now, just across state line in Reno, there is a new approach: the city is putting its money on prevention.