Staffing

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

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.

11/13/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department To Get Boost From Community Service Officer Program

25 recruits began their training this week as part of the city’s first-ever Community Service Officer program.

07/23/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department To Require Officers To Work Overtime To Cover Patrol Shifts

The new overtime plan is expected to be implemented in the next week or two and would require some officers to work 2-3 hours of overtime on days when staffing is below minimum levels.

06/19/2014

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Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing Levels

Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.

05/28/2014

San Jose Police shot and killed a pit bull during an investigation. (CBS)

Business Leaders Share Concerns Over Crime Spike With New SJPD Chief

Chief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.

01/15/2014

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

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BART Service Struggles After Strike Ends; Drivers Face Gridlock

BART service was slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still opted to drive to work Tuesday morning, and a series of crashes has slowed traffic to a crawl on many Bay Area roadways.

10/22/2013

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Unveils New Plan To Strengthen Police Force

The plan from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Sam Liccardo calls for adding hundreds of officers over the next four years.

08/29/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Begins First Police Academy In Nearly Three Years

The thinning ranks of the San Jose Police Department will soon be getting some much needed reinforcements, as the department begins its first police academy in nearly three years.

11/05/2012

The owner of a gourmet food truck takes a customer order. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Watching What You Eat – Part 3

In this KCBS Cover Story, the cleanliness of food trucks is put under the microscope, as more and more are popping up around the Bay Area.

10/24/2012

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