Chief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.
Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.
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.
The plan from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Sam Liccardo calls for adding hundreds of officers over the next four 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.
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.
An Oakland City councilmember said Thursday the city should explore whether officers from other police agencies could bolster staffing at the Oakland Police Department until the next academy class graduates.
Given the San Jose Police Department’s staffing shortage and a recent rash of homicides in the city, a city councilmember is looking to put more than a dozen desk-bound officers back on the streets.
There are growing concerns following yet another homicide in the city on Tuesday night, the 31st so far this year.
In an effort to save money, the San Francisco Police Department is not replacing the hundred or so officers that left the department last year and canceling police academy classes.