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Monday, October 01, 2018
October 2018 - 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, October 01, 2018
Crisis in Law Enforcement: How Recruitment and Retention of Officers Will Change Policing in America
In 1988, I entered the honorable profession of law enforcement. I, like most police officers, joined this profession out of pure passion, not seeking profit. Six years later, I applied and was hired as a lateral police officer by the SFPD. Read More

Saturday, September 01, 2018
Organized Labor: Sacrifices Made: Both Small and Large for the Good of All
The first Monday in September long ago was established as Labor Day. A day of recognition if not celebration for those, past and present, who have offered their hearts and souls, along with their blood sweat and tears to further the rights and wages of the working man and woman while they pursue their dream in the United States. Read More

Saturday, September 01, 2018
September 2018 - 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, August 01, 2018
August 2018 - 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, August 01, 2018
De-Policing California Law Enforcement
How AB 931 will end proactive policing Read More

Sunday, July 01, 2018
July 2018 - 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, July 01, 2018
New Coach, Mostly the Same Approach — The POA Will Continue to Defend Our Members
I am extremely honored and humbled by my recent appointment to the Presidency of the San Francisco Police Officers Association. To represent and defend members of the SFPD who serve and protect our community 24/7, as their President, is without a doubt one of the all-time highlights of my 29-year career in law enforcement. Read More

Friday, June 01, 2018
Thank You, President Halloran
Some say timing is everything. Maybe yes, maybe no. Whichever it is, the timing was right for President Marty Halloran who, on May 16, 2018, resigned his presidency of the San Francisco Police Officers Association. At the monthly Board of Directors Meeting, Marty announced that he was stepping down as POA President, and proudly returning to the rank-and-file. Read More

Friday, June 01, 2018
June 2018 - 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, May 01, 2018
May 2018 - 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, May 01, 2018
Tortured Negotiation/Arbitration Process Shows True Colors of City Leaders
As of this writing, the arbitrator has yet to rule on the MOU between the CCSF and the SFPOA that will take effect July 1, 2018. Read More

Sunday, April 01, 2018
April 2018 - 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, April 01, 2018
Policing in the San Francisco Bubble; What is Really Expected of SF Police Officers?
For all the quality of life issues that are facing our city — and we know there are many — like chronic and excessive homelessness, troubled individuals who are not receiving proper mental health services, to the explosion of auto burglaries, to open handed blatant drug dealing, to the gangs, and the guns, and . . . . well, at times it feels like the list is almost endless. Read More

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Career Criminals Are Causing Mayhem and Murder - Why Are They Allowed Back On Our Streets?
If you live or work in, or have visited San Francisco since Proposition 47, AB 109, and Proposition 57 have been enacted, then you have either witnessed the decaying quality of life in our city, the surge in the chronic homeless problem, or may have even become a victim of crime in the city of Saint Francis. These problems are not unique to San Francisco. Read More

Thursday, March 01, 2018
March 2018 - 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

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Does the City Really Want the Best of the Best in the SFPD? It certainly does not appear to be the case
The POA and the City share a common goal of significantly increasing the number of cops in our Department. But based on the proposals put forward at the bargaining table for a new MOU, it appears that only the POA is committed to reaching that goal. Read More

Thursday, February 01, 2018
February 2018 - 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