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Saturday, October 01, 2022
It’s always a good time to go to the dump…
The pandemic has made a mockery of any sense of what a “normal” routine is. During this time people are trying to find all sorts of ways to handle stress. Some meditate, some workout, some play music, others cook. I find going to the dump to be a great way to relieve stress and to handle the negativity that has been thrown towards our chosen profession. Read More

Thursday, September 01, 2022
Close Encounters September 2022
“To Protect and Serve” was the motto so proudly displayed on the vehicles the police officers in San Francisco used to drive. But it’s no longer relevant ever since the motto became more of a question rather than a goal. And that question, “To protect and serve who?” still lingers. Read More

Thursday, September 01, 2022
The Double Standard
I must say when you are criticized for something some folks want you to do - but then don’t want you to do because of what will result when you do your job — is annoying as hell. Recently an article came out blasting the statistics of our citation writing prowess. As you can imagine and probably even read, we have on average given out just ten traffic citations a day. Read More

Monday, August 01, 2022
Close Encounters August 2022
It seems there’s an abundance of weapons out there available for the novice criminals to obtain. It doesn’t make the job as a police officer any easier not knowing what an armed felon might do once they have one. And that’s why it’s important to honor the officers out there 24/7 who are putting their lives on the line in this column. Read More

Monday, August 01, 2022
The Will To Reform
Back on November 30, 2020, the SFPD and SFPOA signed a joint agreement titled The Police Reform Collaboration Agreement #1. As this agreement was titled #1 we thought that there would follow more discussion and agreements for reform. Read More

Friday, July 01, 2022
Close Encounters July 2022
People wonder why it’s so hard to hire police officers. There’s a number of reasons but it pretty much boils down to the candidate being able to making a commitment to the profession and all it demands. And the commitment to excellence is no better outlined than in the following incidents presented. Read More

Friday, July 01, 2022
The Toll Policing Takes
Well, I am glad that June is over, and we can set our sights on what’s ahead of us. No need to rehash the changes that June brought — and there were quite a few. Read More

Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Close Encounters June 2022
It’s barely daylight in the Richmond when gunshots rang out on the 1600 block of Balboa. One of the rounds fired was lodged in a bed frame in an apartment next door to the adjoining unit where the shooting was believed to have been initiated. Read More

Wednesday, June 01, 2022
The High Road is a Lonely Place
Everyone is a critic, right? Especially those that would like to get a reaction out of us and pull us in the gutter with them, but we refuse to be dragged down. Our ability to do our job depends on our ability to continue to have empathy and a willingness to drown out the negativity so we can best serve this city. Even when it seems those critics aren’t serving us in good faith. Read More

Sunday, May 01, 2022
The Race Card…. Played Out!
It is amazing to see change happen. Some people embrace it and others either cannot see it or refuse to recognize it. They would rather live in the past. As if no one or nothing can improve, evolve, and become better than what was. This is true of both people and organizations. Do or say something that is taken the wrong way and you are labeled, or even cancelled. Read More

Friday, April 01, 2022
Close Encounters April 2022
It was a little after midnight when Officer Giovanni Leyva, Officer Mariano Flores, and Officer Michael Scherer were on patrol in the Bayview and noticed a car stopped in the middle of the street with 1 on board. A quick computer check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen. Read More

Friday, April 01, 2022
Hell…. they got me too!
On Wednesday, March 23, at approximately 2230 hours, I parked and locked my vehicle on the 1200 block of Franklin Street, between Post and Geary. Upon my return, approximately 30 minutes later, I saw that my left rear passenger window was shattered. Read More

Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Close Encounters March 2022
A special report was filed on CNN recently regarding personnel shortages in police recruitments throughout the country and what they found was — No one wants the job. Read More

Tuesday, March 01, 2022
We are in the Arena
“If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I am not interested in or open to your feedback. There are a million cheap seats in the world today filled with people who will never be brave with their own lives, but will spend every ounce of energy they have hurling advice and judgement at those of us trying to dare greatly. Read More

Tuesday, February 01, 2022
In Memoriam… February 2020
The following San Francisco Police Officers were killed or died in the line of duty in the month of February of … 1981: Lieutenant Vernon McDowell, from heart attack. 1978: Officer Robert E. Hooper, killed by gunfire from barricaded suspect. 1971: Officer Charles D. Logasa, killed in helicopter crash. Read More

Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Close Encounters February 2022
Thanks to the Chief’s Office Team we now have a collection of Captain Commendations to choose from that highlight the outstanding work the officers of San Francisco perform on a daily basis without asking for anything more than a ‘thank you.’ Read More