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Saturday, August 01, 2020
The Jace Young Tragedy
Just when we thought we could begin again, the proverbial rug got pulled out from under our feet. The Corona pandemic reared its ugly head and stopped us in our tracks. Just when I was looking forward to getting my hair done, it was a no! Oh, and how about that nice sit-down dinner inside my favorite restaurant? Another no! Read More

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
What’s Going On . . .
First, let’s make it clear, I am a black woman or African American, whichever phrase you want to use to identify me with, but I know who I am. Read More

Saturday, August 01, 2020
Close Encounters August 2020
Police officers assigned to the Tenderloin Task Force (TTF) know there is no such thing as a routine day in their district. Take, for instance, the incident Officer Leonard Poggio experienced while patrolling TTF territory at 7:30 a.m. when a pick-up truck went racing by him on Turk Street going about 50 mph with a woman in the bed of the truck screaming for help. Read More

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
We Need to be Part of the Conversation
If there is one thing that history has taught us, it is that change is inevitable. What is not inevitable is what change looks like. This has never been truer than right now in our country regarding policing. As a union, we face a choice. Read More

Monday, June 01, 2020
Close Encounters June 2020
There are a number of SFPD officers who have been nominated for medals of valor and have been waiting patiently for the process to take its course. It all begins with a recommendation from their Commanding Officer submitted by memorandum through channels to the SF Police Commission. Read More

Monday, June 01, 2020
Beware of Politicians Bearing Ballot Measures
There’s the old saying, you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Someone should have told our Board of Supervisors. For San Francisco politicians, it’s more like have they want their cake, and then they want to eat the whole damn bakery. Apparently, many of our Supervisors wanted to be police chiefs when they grew up, and that spells trouble for our city. Read More

Monday, June 01, 2020
June 2020 - 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, May 01, 2020
Coronavirus Villains: Thieves, Fraudsters & Reformers?
“Beware.” This is the caution we issue nearly every day to San Franciscans to warn them to be alert for those who seek to exploit the current crisis to rob, cheat, and profit. Well, it’s not just street criminals and two-bit hustlers who seek to get over during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Friday, May 01, 2020
Close Encounters May 2020
Obviously there’s a lot happening in The City that would take priority over this column only, when you think about it, there’s really nothing more important than the number of times members of the SFPD put their lives on the line for the benefit of the citizens they serve. Read More

Friday, May 01, 2020
May 2020 - 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, April 01, 2020
Alone Together
Whether it’s how we do our job or take care of our own families, it’s hard to think about anything but the COVID-19 virus. Quite literally, life as we know it changed, at least for the time being. Read More

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Close Encounters April 2020
What if, during this potentially life-threatening pandemic, you didn’t have the option of “sheltering in place” because your job depended upon you showing up and handling distress calls from the public such as requests for emergency medical responses, possibly without the protection of appropriate medical attire. Read More

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
April 2020 - 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, March 01, 2020
Close Encounters March 2020
One of the most interesting things about police work is that sooner or later you realize that you’re all in this thing together. Read More

Sunday, March 01, 2020
Travesty Averted . . . This Time
I want to start by thanking the SFPOA membership for your support and trust to continue to lead this association. I’m most proud of the level of engagement and participation our members showed during the election process. Read More

Sunday, March 01, 2020
March 2020 - 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, February 01, 2020
February 2020 - 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, February 01, 2020
Boudin: A Leopard Never Changes its Spots
There’s the old saying, “a leopard never changes its spots.” Like most old sayings, there’s a lot of truth to them. This is certainly the case for our newly elected District Attorney, Chesa Boudin. Read More

Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Close Encounters January 2020
We normally sign off each one of our columns with a ‘Stay safe’ hoping that you can avoid all of the dangers associated with the job you do. After all, what other profession requires that you wear a gun to work. And what other occupation leaves you with only seconds before you have to decide which type of force is necessary to render a situation safe. Read More

Wednesday, January 01, 2020
January 2020 - 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