Alameda County supervisors seek more crime-fighting help for Oakland

Friday, February 15, 2013

OAKLAND -- A push is under way for Alameda County to help Oakland deal with its dire shortage of police officers and fight a crime epidemic that is continuing to worsen.

County Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan are planning to ask their colleagues next month to double the number of sheriff's deputy patrols in Oakland without charging the city for the additional service.