Public Safety

California Bill Would Let Firefighters Destroy Drones Interfering With Public SafetyAnyone caught flying a drone over a fire or emergency scene could have it destroyed under a proposed bill.
Live Anthrax Spores Possibly Sent To Stanford Lab; CDC Now AnalyzingA vial shipment sent to a Stanford lab last July may have contained small quantities of live anthrax spores, but officials say there is no threat to public safety.
Kensington Police Chief Ousted After Prostitute's Pimp Shoots Himself With Detective's Stolen GunThe East Bay town of Kensington has decided not to keep its police chief after his handling of the probe of a sergeant who allegedly had his gun stolen by a prostitute at a Nevada hotel.
Firefighters Dealing With Spike In Mud Rescues On BayRescue teams on the peninsula are dealing with a spike in the number of people getting stuck on the Bay.
San Jose Police Chief Says City Is Safe But Admits Department's ChallengesSan Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel tells KCBS In Depth that the largest city in the Bay Area is still a safe place to live but admits the challenges of keeping officers from leaving for better jobs.
10-Year-Old Boy Honored For Reporting Gun In Friend's Backpack At Fairfield LibraryFairfield police last week recognized a 10-year-old boy and his father for courageous actions they took in September.
SF Company Encourages Kids To Steal Parents' Guns And Bring Them To SchoolA San Francisco-based production company is under fire for a controversial anti-gun PSA encouraging children to steal their parents' guns and turn them in at school.
San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager's 'Forced Resignation' Has 'Squashed' Hope For Better RelationsSan 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.
With Few Recruits, San Jose Police Ranks Could Dip To 1985 LevelsSan 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.
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.
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.
San Leandro Officers Now Wearing Video Cameras On Uniforms To Record Interactions With PublicSan 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.