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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

Monday, January 01, 2018
Close Encounters
Sergeant Sean Griffin, Officer Blake Cunningham, and Officer David Johnson recognized a person they wanted to make contact with standing near Turner Terrace. They also knew that he had a search condition for prior offenses. Read More

Thursday, February 01, 2018
A Brief Note from President Halloran
The POA is presently engaged in contract negotiation with the city. Bargaining with the city is at once a political, statistical, historical, fiscal and actuarial process, involving attorneys, accountants, researchers, and other miscellaneous experts. It also is quite expensive. Read More

Friday, December 01, 2017
December 2017 - 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, December 01, 2017
President’s Annual Year End Recap
I would be lying if I said 2017 was a banner year at the POA, or for the SFPD rank and file. It was not. That said, there were some major accomplishments made this past year. So, here is a recap of 2017. 2017 Read More

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
November 2017 - 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, November 01, 2017
October 2017 — One for the record book Prevailing with Strength and Unity
The month of October has proven to be one of the most trying and difficult periods in recent history, both of the department and the POA. Early in the month, we were hit hard and to the core with the senseless death of Stacee Etcheber during the massacre in Las Vegas. Stacee and her husband, veteran officer Vinnie Etcheber, were at the concert when the shots rang out. Read More

Sunday, October 01, 2017
October 2017 - 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, October 01, 2017
Daily Heroic Acts by the SFPD -- The Perils of Policing
For the past few decades, the POA Journal has run a column called “Close Encounters.” This column was championed by retired SFPD Lieutenant/DPT Director/POA Secretary Steve Johnson who was, and still is, never short on words. Read More

Friday, September 01, 2017
September 2017 - 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, September 01, 2017
We Shall Not Be Silenced POA Representatives Must Be Allowed To Address Their Members
On August 9, 2017, the Department sent me a letter acknowledging that POA representatives who attempted to address a line-up at Central Station that same date were barred from doing so by Department representatives. The letter stated, in part, that: "We (SFPD) will not allow POA representatives to attend and disrupt official Department business during line ups." Read More

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Close Encounters
If you live, work, or play in San Francisco you might want to know something about the people who protect you. They are individuals who have dedicated their lives to a career which allows them to serve in a law enforcement capacity while wearing the San Francisco Police Department star. Read More

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
August 2017 - 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, August 01, 2017
SFPD Needs to Get Back on Board with the JTTF It makes sense, and it will keep our residents safer
Last week, an Oakland resident, who is an ISIS sympathizer, was charged in federal court with planning terrorist attacks in the Bay Area and supporting terrorism. This federal indictment came at the conclusion of a year-long intensive investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  Read More

Saturday, July 01, 2017
July 2017 - 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, July 01, 2017
Close Encounters
Some things just never change. We’re talking about the unique social experiment known in San Francisco as the Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC) which has just changed its name to the Department of Police Accountability (DPA). Read More