Oakland City Council Member Proposes Offering $50K Signing Bonus To Attract Officers To OPD

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Amid rising violence in Oakland, councilmember and mayoral candidate Sheng Thao is proposing a new cash incentive to help recruit officers to the city’s police department.

“We are in a public safety emergency right now. It feels like everyday, we experience a new, senseless tragedy,” said council member Sheng Thao.

If approved, the proposal would offer a $50 thousand signing bonus to experienced officers who come to work in Oakland.

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