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Sunday, October 01, 2017
October 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

Sunday, October 01, 2017
Daily Heroic Acts by the SFPD -- The Perils of Policing
For the past few decades, the POA Journal has run a column called “Close Encounters.” This column was championed by retired SFPD Lieutenant/DPT Director/POA Secretary Steve Johnson who was, and still is, never short on words. Read More


70th Annual Police - Fire Memorial Mass
To: Active & Retired Members From: Martin Halloran Read More

Friday, September 01, 2017
September 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

Friday, September 01, 2017
We Shall Not Be Silenced POA Representatives Must Be Allowed To Address Their Members
On August 9, 2017, the Department sent me a letter acknowledging that POA representatives who attempted to address a line-up at Central Station that same date were barred from doing so by Department representatives. The letter stated, in part, that: "We (SFPD) will not allow POA representatives to attend and disrupt official Department business during line ups." Read More

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