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.
San Jose Police Department To Get Boost From Community Service Officer Program25 recruits began their training this week as part of the city's first-ever Community Service Officer program.
San Jose Police Department To Require Officers To Work Overtime To Cover Patrol ShiftsThe 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.
Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing LevelsLibby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.
Business Leaders Share Concerns Over Crime Spike With New SJPD ChiefChief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.
Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police DepartmentMayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.
BART Service Struggles After Strike Ends; Drivers Face GridlockBART 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.
San Jose Unveils New Plan To Strengthen Police ForceThe plan from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Sam Liccardo calls for adding hundreds of officers over the next four years.
San Jose Begins First Police Academy In Nearly Three YearsThe 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.
KCBS Cover Story: Watching What You Eat - Part 3In 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.
Oakland May Turn To Sheriff And CHP To Augment Police ForceAn 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.
San Jose Council Member Calls For More Police Officers On PatrolGiven 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.