CHP To Help Police Oakland, Stockton

California Highway Patrol will provide basic police duties in Oakland and Stockton.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Oct 26, 2012  |  Updated 12:46 PM PDT
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Two cities with crime problems are about to receive help from above: the California Highway Patrol.

 CHP will send "a contingent of officers to support the Oakland and Stockton police departments," the statewide law enforcement agency said Thursday, according to reports.
 
The CHP will boost patrols in high-crime areas as well as conduct extra traffic stops, the Vacaville Reporter reported. The move was approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, the newspaper reported.
 
Other CHP offices in the nearby geographic area will provide the extra resources. CHP will also seek a federal grant, the newspaper reported.
 
Oakland police chief Howard Jordan praised the "needed and welcome" move, the newspaper reported.

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