Thankfully some civic minded citizens jumped in and assisted the officer. Many thanks to them. The officer showed tremendous restraint and although injured he has returned to work. This is another example a flawed SFPD Use of Force policy implemented by past Police Commission President Suzy Loftus. SFPD officers are no longer afforded the use of the Carotid Restraint and we never have been authorized to carry Tasers. It just doesn't make sense. ... See moreSee less
Denise GreyThe police commission is putting/keeping our police officers in danger. Shame on them for not making our Officers safety a #1 priority.5 days ago · 19
Philip HallNice to see someone backing the blue5 days ago · 11
Neil CunninghamThe police commisioners actions clearly show that they would rather see officer get injured rather than officers having tools to fight back. A taser would have helped even a two officer unit would have helped but the thoughts are no it will be okay.5 days ago · 19
Chris N ChristinaShame on the BOS for still not given our protectors tasers!5 days ago · 9
Clayton GoodwinWhen will the cowardly police commision and ignorant public realize that to negate the carotid and negate tasers can also increase the use of a deadly weapon?5 days ago · 17
Marylee HartmanIt's totally ridiculous that the officers don't have tasers. Not right since there are alot of weird people out there.5 days ago · 8
Brian DankerI personally thanked the young man who filed and then aided the officer,5 days ago · 2
Jossy SpigaThank Heavens for those folks who came to the officers aid.
And, how stupid is it to continue to deny tasers to our SFPD!
Hello, they carry guns--at least, for now!
Why continue to deny them tasers?5 days ago · 5
Nate ChampaWorking out in the rural part of Nevada, I never know how far out my backup is. I'm glad the public jumped in to help this officer when he needed it. To send young men and women out without the proper equipment is wrong on so many levels. What was the justification for not allowing tasers?5 days ago · 3
Robert BensonOnly a fool for a commissioner sides with perps over police. Liberal attitude.5 days ago · 3
Nick GormanAs much as this pisses me off someone trying to fight an officer, it actually makes me even prouder to see people step in. #selflessactsofreactivehelp5 days ago · 3
In honor of Black History Month, the POA has produced a video Public Service Announcement (watch below). Although the POA contributes to many nonprofit organizations that serve our community, we want to emphasize Operation Genesis this month. This organization was founded by one of our own, Officer Jason Johnson. For the past four years, with the generous support from the POA, Officer Johnson has taken groups of inner city kids from the Bayview Hunters Point on a trip to the West African country of Ghana. These youths experienced the culture of a different country and hopefully discover similarities with children half a world away.
The POA is proud to be partnered with this worthy organization.
Today we mourn the death of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer who was killed in the line of duty while serving and protecting his community. Our prayers go out to Officer Boyer's family and our thoughts are with his brothers and sisters in the Whittier Police Department. We wish a speedy recovery to our brother Whittier police officer who was shot during this incident. ... See moreSee less
Welcome to the SFPD. These newly sworn officers will be serving and protecting our community. ... See moreSee less
#SFPD Academy's 255th Basic Class Graduates Tonight
The SFPD will be holding a graduation ceremony for the 255th Basic Academy Class, Friday, February 17th, 2017, at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 2850 19th Avenue at Sloat Blvd. at 6:00 P.M. There are 35 recruits graduating from the class.
Members of these classes possess the following degrees: 1 has a Master’s Degree, 15 have Bachelor’s Degrees, and 8 have Associate’s Degrees. 6 members served in the military as members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, United States Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps. Previous employment includes the #SF Sheriff’s Department, security firms, counseling, programming, management, crime analysis, and former SFPD Police Cadets and Police Service Aides.
Several of the recruits are bilingual. The languages spoken are: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, French, and American Sign Language.
Since June 2016, the academy classes have completed 34 weeks of training. Following the graduation, the newly sworn SFPD officers will begin a 16-week field-training program at various district stations.
Tanya GutierrezWhy is it we have all these graduating classes of officers and I never see one on patrol?1 week ago
Vicki LewisBless you all! Thank you for all you are willing to do. I will be praying every day for your protection, success and family connection time. On those days you feel forgotten, you aren't. Though you will invariably see the ugliness in society, remember you are part of making a better way because of your integrity. And we will keep doing our part to better society and be there for our neighbors too. After all, we are a community.1 week ago · 1