Police staffing is about to get a much needed boost in San Jose, as the Police Department’s academy held its first graduation ceremony since 2009.
There was a brief standoff between a SWAT team and a 30-year-old man police describe as a “very violent person” in San Jose Friday morning.
After 27 years in the department, San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore retired on Friday.
Officers did not find a gunman during a search of the San Jose City College campus Tuesday evening after receiving unconfirmed reports of a person with a gun on campus, San Jose police said.
San Jose Police are rolling out a new cloud-based system for reporting non-violent crimes in their community from their smartphones and computers.
San Jose’s search for a new police chief is being fast tracked as the city manager hopes to have a new top cop in place by the end of January. That’s also when current Police Chief Chris Moore is retiring.
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”.
When a job is big but resources are shrinking, it’s all about prioritizing – and that’s something the police chief of the Bay Area’s largest city knows all too well.
Anyone who follows San Jose politics knows that the San Jose Police Officers Association and councilwoman Rose Herrera have long been at odds – particularly, over law enforcement budget cuts and pension reform. Their war of words only seems to be heating up as the November election nears.
Less than two years after becoming San Jose’s top cop, Police Chief Chris Moore announced Monday that he will retire in early 2013.