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.
The computer-aided dispatch system utilized by San Francisco’s police and fire departments went down unexpectedly on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A multi-organization safety campaign is hitting San Francisco’s streets with the goal of arming every nighttime biker with tiny, blinking lights.
Oakland residents passed a ballot measure on Tuesday that keeps the police department from having to layoff more officers.