40 New Oakland officers undergo problem solving training

March 1, 2011 5:25:59 PM PST
On Tuesday, training got underway in Oakland, for 40 new problem solving police offers.

Mayor Jean Quan welcomed the officers, whose positions were cut last year due to budget problems. But voters approved a ballot measure in November, which restored funding for their positions.

The officers attend neighborhood crime meetings and work as liaisons between the community and different city departments to help reduce crime and resolve different issues.