Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor's race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.
Group Opposed To Equipping Berkeley Police Officers With Taser Guns Hosting Forum ThursdayAs Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.
Facebook Stirs Concern Over Funding Police Officer's Salary In Menlo Park After Facebook funded a cop's salary and police substation in Menlo Park, questions are being raised over the role of private corporations funding public services like police departments.
Sonoma Fire Agencies Use Graton Casino's Gambling Profits To Build New StationStruggling Sonoma County fire agencies will begin to reap the profits from Rohnert Parks's Graton Resort and Casino in a new deal that will provide greater emergency services.
Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling LawsThe Oakland City Council's public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city's decades-old ban on pinball machines.
San Rafael's STRIDE Campaign Aims To Reduce Accidents Between Cars And PedestriansSan Rafael police are rolling out a new campaign aimed at protecting motorists and pedestrians on city streets.
Audrie’s Law Supporters Urge Mandatory Sentencing For Juvenile Sex Offenders Before State Lawmakers Emotional testimony took over an Assembly committee on public safety hearing in Sacramento Monday over a bill requiring mandatory sentencing for certain juvenile sex offenders.
FBI: Colma Ranks As 'Most Protected' Bay Area City With Highest Number Of Police Officers Per ResidentHow does your city stack up when it comes to the number of police officers per 1,000 residents?
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.
SJ Approves Pay Raises For Police; Councilman Says It’s Not EnoughThe San Jose City Council approved budget on Tuesday aimed at rebuilding services with a focus on public safety—a big concern in the city where the crime rate is rising and the police staff is declining.
SJPD Memo Warns Staffing Shortage Won’t Be Fixed Anytime SoonThe San Jose police staffing shortage isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon according to a new memo from the acting police chief to city leaders.
California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison RealignmentRepublican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown's prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.
San Jose Police Force Drops To ‘Frighteningly Low' Levels 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”.
Daly City Considers Possible Medical Marijuana Dispensary BanThe city council will hear public comments on Monday about a possible ban of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
SJPD Chief Attends Broadband Safety Bill Signing In WashingtonSan Jose Police Chief Chris Moore will stand behind President Obama at the White House Tuesday for the signing of a significant public safety communications law.