Public Safety

An elderly man was critically injured when he was struck by a truck in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood on Monday night. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Rafael’s STRIDE Campaign Aims To Reduce Accidents Between Cars And Pedestrians

San Rafael police are rolling out a new campaign aimed at protecting motorists and pedestrians on city streets.

06/18/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Audrie’s Law Supporters Urge Mandatory Sentencing For Juvenile Sex Offenders Before State Lawmakers

Emotional testimony took over an Assembly committee on public safety hearing in Sacramento Monday over a bill requiring mandatory sentencing for certain juvenile sex offenders.

06/17/2014

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FBI: Colma Ranks As ‘Most Protected’ Bay Area City With Highest Number Of Police Officers Per Resident

How does your city stack up when it comes to the number of police officers per 1,000 residents?

06/10/2014

Vallejo Police Department Shrinks & Neighborhood Watch Catches On

Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police Department

Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.

12/25/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJ Approves Pay Raises For Police; Councilman Says It’s Not Enough

The San Jose City Council approved budget on Tuesday aimed at rebuilding services with a focus on public safety—a big concern in the city where the crime rate is rising and the police staff is declining.

06/12/2013

San Jose Police on the scene of a fatal shooting. (CBS)

SJPD Memo Warns Staffing Shortage Won’t Be Fixed Anytime Soon

The San Jose police staffing shortage isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon according to a new memo from the acting police chief to city leaders.

04/26/2013

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison Realignment

Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.

03/20/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Force Drops To ‘Frighteningly Low’ Levels

In a memo to San Jose’s mayor and to the city council, the city’s police chief acknowledged that the department is not able to maintain adequate staffing levels due to “unanticipated resignations”.

11/14/2012

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Daly City Considers Possible Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

The city council will hear public comments on Monday about a possible ban of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

03/25/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJPD Chief Attends Broadband Safety Bill Signing In Washington

San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore will stand behind President Obama at the White House Tuesday for the signing of a significant public safety communications law.

02/21/2012

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