Oakland approves two more police academies as it struggles to attract officers amid homicide spike

San Francisco Chronicle

The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday to approve two new police academies and to use a professional recruiter to help lure experienced police officers amid a debate over how to keep the city safe in the face of a spike in violent crime…

[The vote on Sheng Thao’s plan]...offering $50,000 signing bonuses for experienced officers and $20,000 for city residents who sign up as recruits…will be heard Dec. 21.