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Friday, October 01, 2021
Close Encounters October 2021
Two months ago, we reported that over 45 officers had submitted their retirement papers and were in the process of leaving. We recently heard that there may be another group of officers also getting ready to leave in early 2022 – just 3 months from now. Read More

Friday, October 01, 2021
Unfit for Service
He’s a bully. He’s biased. And he’s out of control. It’s time for him to go. San Francisco Police Commissioner John Hamasaki should be removed from his seat. Read More

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Read the POA's tribute to 9/11
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Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Close Encounters September 2021
This one had all the elements of a great crime mystery but a tragic ending that played out in 2 cities by the bay, Oakland and San Francisco. Read More

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Take Your Hand Off the Stove
There’s a metaphor in the mental health community that likens the act of re-exposing yourself to trauma to putting your hand on a hot stove and leaving it there. How do you stop the pain and begin to heal? You take your hand off the stove. Read More

Sunday, August 01, 2021
Close Encounters August 2021
We can understand how our Police Commissioners may not be entirely familiar with all of the Department Personnel Orders all of the time but we are strongly urging these appointed officials to check the most recent ones that have been issued. For example, Personnel Order No. 15 issued on 7/07/21. Why? Read More

Sunday, August 01, 2021
Fear of the Truth
By now, it seems that everyone in America has seen the video of one of San Francisco’s serial shoplifters stuffing a giant bag full of beauty products as he scoots a bicycle down the aisle and nonchalantly out of the door of a Walgreens. Read More

Thursday, July 01, 2021
Close Encounters July 2021
The muni driver was stopped at the end of his route at Bayshore Boulevard and Visitation Avenue when an individual approached and brandished a semi-automatic pistol and pointed it directly at the driver while speaking incoherently. Read More

Thursday, July 01, 2021
San Francisco Reopens, Criminals Rejoice
We hope the reopening of our city leads to the resurgence of our local businesses, the return of tourists, and the beginning of normalcy since the COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down last year. The one thing we know for sure is that San Francisco criminals wasted zero time getting back to work, ripping off residents, workers, and tourists alike. Read More

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
The Truth About Police Reform
There’s a large misconception about police reform in the minds of members of the media, the public and our lawmakers. The assumption is that police officers, police departments and police unions are opposed to improving who we police our country. That’s one hundred percent wrong. Read More

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Close Encounters June 2021
The woman appeared to be unconscious, passed out on a bench near the 900 block of Market Street while a suspect was sexually assaulting her. Read More

Saturday, May 01, 2021
Close Encounters May 2021
This one speaks for itself . . . “I am writing to commend Officer Mohammed Azam for his swift actions and life-saving efforts.” Read More

Saturday, May 01, 2021
SFPOA, Local Restaurant Chain & Business Group Create AAPI Hate Crime Reward Fund
Outrage. Pure outrage. That is what many of us felt when we watched the video of a 67-year- old man being beaten and robbed while trying to do his laundry. The outrage did not come solely from watching three cowards jump a senior citizen. It also came from knowing that this attack was not unique. That an attack like this would almost certainly happen again. Read More

Thursday, April 01, 2021
Is the Honeymoon Over?
DA Boudin loves criminals more than their victims – and in many cases, their future victims Read More

Monday, March 01, 2021
Close Encounters February 2021
Hard to believe that at the time of this writing the officers of the SFPD have not been fully vaccinated . . . Something’s wrong there. Everyone else is sheltering in place while the officers of the SFPD remain exposed to the deadly virus. What kind of message is City Hall sending to those police officers who put their lives on the line every day? Read More

Monday, March 01, 2021
As Crimes Soar, Cuts & Layoffs Proposed
Shootings are up. Homicides are up. Burglaries are up. Now is the time in San Francisco for us to see more officers on our streets, not less. More patrols. More visible engagement. More vigorous crime investigations. It looks like the residents of San Francisco share that view as well as our Police Commission. Read More

Monday, February 01, 2021
Close Encounters February 2021
We can finally close out the year 2020 — one of the deadliest for law enforcement according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. We lost a total of 326 law enforcement officers, 70 alone to the Covid 19 virus. The second highest cause of death was gunfire that killed 50. And the average age of those officers killed was 49 with, approximately, 18 years on patrol. Read More

Monday, February 01, 2021
“DA” Boudin Unclear on His Responsibility to the Public
Elected to “Advocate on behalf of the People”, he instead champions those who prey upon them Read More

Friday, January 01, 2021
2020: The Year That Was(n’t)
As we roll into 2021, we all are thinking, “2020 was a horrible year, next year has to better.” I hope so, but it’s my job to assume it gets worse. As this new year matures, I think it’s incumbent upon us all to appreciate the strength we have together—as one union. Read More

Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Don’t Believe the Hype
By Tracy McCray, POA Vice President Read More