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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Close Encounters
If you live, work, or play in San Francisco you might want to know something about the people who protect you. They are individuals who have dedicated their lives to a career which allows them to serve in a law enforcement capacity while wearing the San Francisco Police Department star. Read More

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
August 2017 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
SFPD Needs to Get Back on Board with the JTTF It makes sense, and it will keep our residents safer
Last week, an Oakland resident, who is an ISIS sympathizer, was charged in federal court with planning terrorist attacks in the Bay Area and supporting terrorism. This federal indictment came at the conclusion of a year-long intensive investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  Read More

Saturday, July 01, 2017
July 2017 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Saturday, July 01, 2017
Close Encounters
Some things just never change. We’re talking about the unique social experiment known in San Francisco as the Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC) which has just changed its name to the Department of Police Accountability (DPA). Read More

Saturday, July 01, 2017
Dealing with Individuals in Mental Health Crisis Why are Police Forced into these Encounters?
Policing San Francisco, as with most US metropolitans, has become increasingly difficult, for a variety of reasons; homeless populations on our streets have grown exponentially; District Attorney George Gascon's Prop 47 decriminalization of illegal narcotics has led to more and more addicts self-medicating; and helpless individuals who suffer from mild to major mental health issues who are not Read More

Thursday, June 01, 2017
Mission Child Care Consortium---Success Story in the Forgotten District of San Francisco
For so many years the Excelsior and Outer Mission neighborhoods of San Francisco have been forgotten. Read More

Thursday, June 01, 2017
Close Encounters
Close Encounters caught a passing glimpse of a recent news story depicting the sorry state of police cars used for patrol. There’s simply no excuse for this. Those vehicles are needed on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis because it’s where most of the work gets done by dedicated professionals. Read More

Thursday, June 01, 2017
Why Are Some Elected Officials So Unconcerned About Public Safety?
The balance in our criminal justice system is constantly changing. The peaks and valleys surrounding our imperfect justice system are indicative of its strengths and weaknesses, yet it remains the model for democracies around the globe. Its fundamentals were framed by visionaries devoted to public service. Read More

Thursday, June 01, 2017
June 2017 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Monday, May 01, 2017
Close Encounters
Sergeant Michael Moody was recently contacted by an investigator from the Fremont Police Department asking for assistance in apprehending a career criminal who was responsible for approximately twenty armed commercial robberies throughout the East Bay. Read More

Monday, May 01, 2017
May 2017 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Monday, May 01, 2017
“Well, Then The Law is Crazy.”
The headline of this article is a classic quote delivered by the frustrated fictional character SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan in the 1971 movie Dirty Harry. In the movie, Inspector Callahan was having a conversation with the District Attorney and a Judge about key evidence in a case. Read More

Saturday, April 01, 2017
Close Encounters
You may not have known Officer Lesley Zerebny or Officer Jose Gilbert Vega but they were members of the Palm Springs Police Department and were both killed in the line of duty on October 8, 2016. Read More

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
February 2017 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
POA Mourns Sudden Death of Officer Stuart Molver
The POA and SFPD family was greatly saddened upon the news that on-duty SFPD Officer Stuart Molver died suddenly while on the job at San Francisco International Airport.  He was just 53. Read More

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
2017: There is Much Work to Do, and We Shall Be Heard
Now that the election is over it is time to roll up our sleeves and get back to the business at hand. 2017 will present some difficult challenges for the POA, and we will not back down when it comes to our rights, our safety, and the safety of the community that we serve.  Read More

Thursday, December 01, 2016
Close Encounters
It’s the end of the year and we still have a number of police reports describing incidents involving outstanding police work that we didn’t have time to mention in the earlier columns. So here goes . . . Read More