Despite a depleted police force and rising crime, the council rejected Councilman Ash Kalra’s recommendation to provide neighborhoods with funds to hire private security personnel and deploy other safety measures.
Menlo Park police will use technology to identify stolen or suspicious vehicles and to monitor Belle Haven neighborhood streets. But some are concerned about privacy and racial profiling.
Skateboarders in East Palo Alto have been practicing in the City Hall parking lot for years. But next month, East Palo Alto’s first skate park is scheduled to open.
Wanting up-to-the-second news on police chases, natural disasters and, now, manhunts is nothing new. But thanks to new technology, you don’t need a police scanner to get a raw feed of information. While police scour a Sunnyvale neighborhood in search of a shooting suspect, more than 1,000 people are monitoring police radio traffic at RadioReference.com,
Peninsula police departments are using smart phones and netbooks to help them quickly respond to calls. Apps help them map and search areas, download photos and videos of suspects, and write reports from the field.
Santa Clara’s narcotics squad plans to continue investigating medicinal marijuana dispensaries, putting it at odds with the district attorney’s office.
In September, 22 medicinal marijuana delivery employees were arrested in “Up in Smoke,” a Santa Clara County sting operation. They claim innocence, expressing frustration with unclear medical marijuana laws.
Half Moon Bay must cut spending by as much as $1.2 million. The city will likely contract police services with the San Mateo County sheriff or partner with a nearby city.
Santa Clara police have been providing free security to the 49ers during preseason games since 2007. After public outcry in conjunction with the new stadium, the police chief vows to end the free ride.