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Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers act as police officers and firefighters. (Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers Association)

Sunnyvale’s Combined Public Safety Units Help To Cut Costs

The city of Sunnyvale’s unique take on public safety is not only helping to cut costs, but could also save jobs in the future.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/26/2011

SFPD

Computer Outage Hits San Francisco Police & Fire Departments

The computer-aided dispatch system utilized by San Francisco’s police and fire departments went down unexpectedly on Thursday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

106 San Jose Police Officers To Lose Jobs; More Layoffs Threatened

San Jose’s budget woes may already force the city to lay off more than 100 police officers, but proposed cuts could take that number even higher.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/27/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Officers Again Plagued By Radio Glitch

Problems that have plagued the Oakland Police Department’s radio communications system off and on this year struck again Thursday, preventing officers in the field from talking to one another or dispatchers for about two hours.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

SJFD

San Jose Councilman Calls For Fire Dept. Cuts To Bolster Police

A San Jose city councilman has dared to touch the so-called “third rail” of local politics. City Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio is calling for a reduction in firefighter staffing levels in favor of more police officers.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/31/2011

Oakland Residents Fired Up Over Proposed Gang Injunction

An Alameda County judge is scheduled to continue hearing evidence Wednesday afternoon over whether Oakland can impose a curfew and other restrictions on dozens of suspected gang members.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/23/2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Mayor Lee Closely Watches San Francisco Crime Trends

A special guest showed up at the monthly review of San Francisco crime trends Thursday. Mayor Ed Lee did something that his predecessor Gavin Newsom never did, and showed up at a so-called “Comp Stat” meeting, which discusses which crimes are happening, and where.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/17/2011

SJFD

San Jose Leaders Warn Of Hundreds Of Police, Firefighter Layoffs

San Jose officials are warning of massive layoffs this year as a result of the city’s multi-million dollar deficit, which could have a major impact on public safety.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/16/2011

(Joel Saget/Getty Images)

Campaign To Put Lights On Bikes Hits The Streets Of San Francisco

A multi-organization safety campaign is hitting San Francisco’s streets with the goal of arming every nighttime biker with tiny, blinking lights.

CBS San Francisco–11/14/2010

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Department Struggles Under Financial Constraints

Oakland residents passed a ballot measure on Tuesday that keeps the police department from having to layoff more officers.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/04/2010

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