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Press Conference: Issue Warning on Police Staffing & Call for Swift End to Measure B
Filed under Press Release, on 3/10/2016 7:15:00 AM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

Media Advisory
WHAT: Press Conference to Issue Warning on Police Staffing & Call for Swift End to Measure B
WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 11:00 AM
WHERE: San Jose PD, 201 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110, Room 314 


San Jose Police Chief Issues Warning on Police Staffing and Calls for Swift End to Measure B

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia will be joined by City Manager Norberto Duenas, Mayor Sam Liccardo, Members of the San Jose City Council, and San Jose Police Officers' Association President Paul Kelly and Vice-President James Gonzales to describe the operational issues the Department faces to field the minimum of officers required to respond to basic 911 calls.

Anticipated for the upcoming shift change, each week 252 10-hour shifts will have to be filled to meet minimum patrol staffing requirements. These shifts are currently filled using a mix of voluntary overtime and mandatory holdovers of officers who have already worked a full 10-hour shift. Soon the Department will be implementing mandatory overtime to meet its minimum patrol staffing requirements.

The Department is considering outside options in lieu of its next San Jose specific academy, as recruiting numbers appear similar to the one's that yielded the current class of 7 recruits. As of today, San Jose has 839 street ready officers to protect a city of over 1 million.

Press Conference Video

BY: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Chief Eddie Garcia
DATE: 3/10/2016 TIME: 7:15 AM DATE: 3/10/2016 TIME: 8:30 AM


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