San Francisco Grapples With Drastic Drop in Police RecruitsAs police departments across the country have had up to a third of its force quit or retire within the last year, the SFPD is facing a similar shortage.
San Jose Police Graduates Mark End of Record-Length, COVID-Delayed AcademyGraduating from the longest-running academy in San Jose police history, a group of newly-sworn rookie officers made history Friday even before they hit the streets.
San Francisco Police Making Strides To Diversify Department, Recruit More WomenNew numbers released by the San Francisco Police Department on Tuesday showed the department is making strides in its effort to recruit more women and create a more diverse department.
Bay Area Cop Shortage Prompts Police Departments To Entice Rookies With CashBay Area police departments are offering huge cash incentives to new recruits to fill the ranks during a shortage of police officers in the region.
SFPD Dismisses 2 Recruits Over Cheating AllegationsTwo police recruits have been dismissed by the San Francisco Police Department over allegations they cheated on tests given during field training.
OPD Teen Sex Scandal Puts Police Academy On Hold, Delays Plan To Hire New OfficersThe sex scandal that has rocked the Oakland Police Department will make it difficult, if not impossible for the city's mayor to keep a campaign promise to make the city safer.
'Punky Brewster' & 'Police Academy' Star George Gaynes DiesThe beloved character actor passed away at age 98...
San Francisco Police Trained To De-Escalate Violence In Encounters With Mentally-Ill SuspectsIn the wake of a series of recent violent police confrontations with mentally ill suspects, San Francisco officers are getting advanced training in crisis intervention.
45 New Police Officers Receive Their Badges At San Francisco Graduation CeremonyForty-five men and women joined the San Francisco Police Department as new officers Friday as part of the department's 241st graduating class.
San Jose’s Mayor Considers Investigation Of Police Officer Union Leader Over Alleged CommentsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has asked that the city council appoint a special investigator as well as a U.S. attorney to look into the alleged comments made by the head of the police officers’ union to a police academy class during their orientation.
Oakland Police Department Gets 47 New Officers From Big Recruiting ClassForty-seven new officers joined the Oakland Police Department on Friday in a graduation ceremony for what the department said was the largest recruiting class in its history.
Shrinking San Jose Police Department Has Few Recruits For New AcademySan Jose's police department has only filled 29 of 60 slots in next month’s police academy. Mayor Chuck Reed is calling the recruitment efforts unsuccessful.
Oakland Police On Track To Hire 100 New Officers By Year’s End The Oakland Police Department says it's on track to hire 100 new officers by the end of the year signaling a potential turnaround for the force that has struggled with dwindling numbers for years.
Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral AcademyThe Oakland Police Department started a new lateral academy Tuesday designed to help rebuild its understaffed force. While city officials had hoped between eight and 15 recruits would sign up, only four officers have enrolled.
Proposals Aim To Recoup Training Costs For Departing San Jose Rookie OfficersThis comes as the police department is struggling to retain officers, amid cuts in pay and pension benefits.