Public Safety

san jose city manager

San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager’s ‘Forced Resignation’ Has ‘Squashed’ Hope For Better Relations

San Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.

12/18/2014

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

With Few Recruits, San Jose Police Ranks Could Dip To 1985 Levels

San Jose could see its lowest number of police officers in three decades if the department continues to lose officers at a steady rate, according to a new report.

11/18/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: ‘I Plan To Make It Happen’

Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.

11/13/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayoral Candidates Put Differences Aside To Support Public Safety Measure Z

The race for Mayor of Oakland is heating up with just three weeks to go, but on Monday the top candidates all campaigned with a common goal— to preach the benefits of funding for more police with Measure Z.

10/13/2014

(CBS SF)

San Leandro Officers Now Wearing Video Cameras On Uniforms To Record Interactions With Public

San Leandro police officers and other staff members assigned to work in the field are now equipped with video camera devices worn on the front of their uniform shirts.

09/12/2014

(CBS)

Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis

Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor’s race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.

09/12/2014

A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

Group Opposed To Equipping Berkeley Police Officers With Taser Guns Hosting Forum Thursday

As Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.

09/04/2014

Facebook Headquarters

Facebook Stirs Concern Over Funding Police Officer’s Salary In Menlo Park

After Facebook funded a cop’s salary and police substation in Menlo Park, questions are being raised over the role of private corporations funding public services like police departments.

07/15/2014

Customers enter Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, November 5, 2013. (CBS)

Sonoma Fire Agencies Use Graton Casino’s Gambling Profits To Build New Station

Struggling Sonoma County fire agencies will begin to reap the profits from Rohnert Parks’s Graton Resort and Casino in a new deal that will provide greater emergency services.

07/10/2014

Pacific Pinball Museum

Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling Laws

The Oakland City Council’s public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city’s decades-old ban on pinball machines.

06/20/2014

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,732 other followers