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Arrests made in SoMa murder. This killing, along with other violent assaults, is part of a troubling trend we're seeing ...
10/14/2020
Two arrested in connection with SoMa slaying

Arrests made in SoMa murder. This killing, along with other violent assaults, is part of a troubling trend we're seeing in attacks with edged weapons/knives. Homicides up 45% compared to last year.

San Francisco police have arrested two people in connection to the murder of 35-year-old San Mateo man Orlando Echeagary, who was attacked with an “edged weapon” earlier this month in the city’s SoMa neighborhood.

The SFPOA/SFPD Pink Patch Face Masks are in!  Get one before they’re gone. Masks are $15 and all proceeds go to support ...
10/13/2020

The SFPOA/SFPD Pink Patch Face Masks are in! Get one before they’re gone. Masks are $15 and all proceeds go to support the Bay Area Cancer Connection. Pick one up at one of the SFPD Station Pop-up locations. See attached image for schedule.

Sydney West was last seen in San Francisco. She went missing on September 30. Anyone who sees her should contact their l...
10/09/2020
Parents Of Missing UC Berkeley Student Appeal For Help In Newly-Released Video

Sydney West was last seen in San Francisco. She went missing on September 30. Anyone who sees her should contact their local law enforcement agency to provide location and clothing description.

The parents of a missing University of California, Berkeley student are pleading for help in finding their daughter in a newly-released video.

Our hearts break today for our brothers and sisters of the SFFD over the loss of Firefighter Jason Cortez. We offer our ...
10/07/2020

Our hearts break today for our brothers and sisters of the SFFD over the loss of Firefighter Jason Cortez. We offer our prayers to his family and his fellow firefighters. We honor your service to our city. Rest in peace, hero. San Francisco Firefighters Local 798
San Francisco Fire PIO
https://twitter.com/SFFDPIO/status/1313945126956220416

SOMA stabbing victim has died from his wound. Tragically, another homicide in our city. Murders are up over 40% compared...
10/07/2020
S.F. police investigating Mission Street homicide

SOMA stabbing victim has died from his wound. Tragically, another homicide in our city. Murders are up over 40% compared to last year.

San Francisco police are investigating a homicide that occurred in the small hours of Sunday morning on the 900 block of Mission Street. Police have released few details as of Tuesday.

A heinous set of crimes against women 78 & 71 years old. The suspect arrested by SFPD also on probation and had a Stay A...
10/06/2020
San Francisco man arrested on suspicion of abusing two women

A heinous set of crimes against women 78 & 71 years old. The suspect arrested by SFPD also on probation and had a Stay Away Order for the Tenderloin area for previous weapons offenses.

San Francisco man arrested on suspicion of abusing two women By Keith Burbank Published 10 hours ago SFPD Bay City News Facebook Twitter Print Email article SFPD says data from 2018 to 2019 shows that crime is down. SAN FRANCISCO - A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of battery and elder abuse f...

Join San Francisco Police Department, the SFPOA and Bay Area Cancer Connections this TUESDAY to learn about breast cance...
10/04/2020

Join San Francisco Police Department, the SFPOA and Bay Area Cancer Connections this TUESDAY to learn about breast cancer risk factors, screening recommendations, common signs, symptoms, and treatment options. Register Now! #BCAM2020 https://bit.ly/3hclF3x

“Anderson said Tenderloin drug dealing is also ‘spreading death throughout the Bay Area.’ ‘The drug dealing that is open...
10/01/2020
Feds charge alleged fentanyl dealer amid rise in overdose deaths - The San Francisco Examiner

“Anderson said Tenderloin drug dealing is also ‘spreading death throughout the Bay Area.’ ‘The drug dealing that is openly oppressing the Tenderloin is quietly undermining neighborhoods across San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo, Sonoma, Marin County and elsewhere.’”

A man who allegedly continued to deal drugs in the Tenderloin despite being arrested by San Francisco police on multiple occasions is now facing federal charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

There are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Join the SFPOA,  San Francisco Police Depa...
10/01/2020

There are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Join the SFPOA, San Francisco Police Department, and Bay Area Cancer Connections to learn about breast cancer risk factors, screening recommendations, common signs, symptoms, and treatment options. Register today! 🎀 #BCAM2020 https://bit.ly/3hclF3x

Join SFPOA's Vice President, Tracy McCray, tomorrow morning at 8 AM Pacific, as she joins a panel discussion on the futu...
09/30/2020
Of Things to Come: Technology, Training and New Policing Guidelines in America | Legal Executive Institute

Join SFPOA's Vice President, Tracy McCray, tomorrow morning at 8 AM Pacific, as she joins a panel discussion on the future of policing in America. Discussion is moderated by the Editor-at-Large of the international news agency, Reuters. Registration info in the link.

Cognizant of the powerful forces shaping public discourse, the Thomson Reuters Institute is pleased to produce a summer-long thought leadership spotlight on race relations, ideological division, and law enforcement reform during a seminal moment in modern society. Our aim is to bring together perspe...

Bay View stabbing victim has life-threatening injuries.  Please help SFPD arrest the suspect(s). SFPD anonymous tip line...
09/29/2020
Man Critically Injured In Weekend Bayview Stabbing, Suspect Sought

Bay View stabbing victim has life-threatening injuries. Please help SFPD arrest the suspect(s). SFPD anonymous tip line (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a stabbing Sunday night in San Francisco's Bayview District, according to police.

Beyond the echo chamber: “Nearly 75 percent of survey respondents with a view on the matter want to maintain police fund...
09/28/2020
Americans Mostly Agree on Policing. The Difference Is Priorities.

Beyond the echo chamber: “Nearly 75 percent of survey respondents with a view on the matter want to maintain police funding.” And 66% “don’t want to decrease the size of the police force or the scope of their work.

Democrats prioritize banning chokeholds, and Republicans are focused on not defunding the police.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Retired SFFD Captain Steve Gritsch who is the father of SFPD...
09/27/2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Retired SFFD Captain Steve Gritsch who is the father of SFPD Officer Steve Gritsch. Captain Gritsch passed away early Saturday morning. Please keep the Gritsch family in your thoughts are prayers during their time of grief.

Funeral services are still pending and will be announced at a later date.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of another retired member of the SFFD family. Brother Steve Gritsch, who retired as a Captain. His son informed us that he passed this morning at 0230hrs. May he rest in peace and may his family find solace in their love for one another. We will take it from here Captain. 🙏🏽

Yep, keep letting Boudin tell you that crime is down and not a concern. Property Crime: Burglaries up 42% YTD; auto thef...
09/25/2020
One SF neighborhood sees 75% increase in burglaries

Yep, keep letting Boudin tell you that crime is down and not a concern. Property Crime: Burglaries up 42% YTD; auto theft up 31% YTD, arson up 48% YTD. Local locksmith and home security expert reports last several months are the busiest of his career.

Burglaries have spiked in San Francisco amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This must end. Once again police officers shot simply for showing up for work. There is no justification, no moral equiv...
09/24/2020
Both LMPD officers shot in downtown Louisville expected to recover

This must end. Once again police officers shot simply for showing up for work. There is no justification, no moral equivalency. We pray for the full recovery of the two Louisville Metro Police Department officers who risked their lives to keep EVERYONE safe.

One of those officers has been leading efforts during protests and was the leader on the ground that night.

Homicides up 30%. 32% increase in shots fired. The DA’s response? Gun crimes with no shots fired are down!  As gang shoo...
09/22/2020
Troubling trend in S.F.: 32% jump in gunfire recorded by ShotSpotter sensors

Homicides up 30%. 32% increase in shots fired. The DA’s response? Gun crimes with no shots fired are down! As gang shootings plague our city, recall this is the guy who pledged softer punishments for gangsters & has a policy to throw out arrests for illegal guns from car stops.

There were 744 incidents of shots fired in the first seven months of 2020 in San Francisco, some of them deadly. After years of falling gun violence, police and city officials are looking for explanations.

Please be vigilant. If you have information on this suspect, contact  SFPD at (415) 575-4444, or Text-A-Tip to TIP411 an...
09/21/2020
SFPD investigating sexual battery cases in Sea Cliff neighborhood

Please be vigilant. If you have information on this suspect, contact SFPD at (415) 575-4444, or Text-A-Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with "SFPD". You may remain anonymous.

While investigators are actively working to identify the suspect and place him under arrest, police patrols have been increased in the area.

Two Camden County Police Department officers targeted & attacked at home while caring for their 10-day old baby. This ma...
09/18/2020
2 gunmen open fire on home of officers in Camden; manhunt underway

Two Camden County Police Department officers targeted & attacked at home while caring for their 10-day old baby. This madness must end. The two gunmen must be taken off the streets immediately as they pose a danger to the entire community.

A manhunt is underway for two suspects who shot up the home of two Camden County police officers earlier this week, authorities announced on Thursday.

An attack on a church in our community is an attack on us all. We stand with the Armenian community today in solidarity ...
09/18/2020
Fire Burns Armenian Church Building Overnight in San Francisco; Arson Suspected

An attack on a church in our community is an attack on us all. We stand with the Armenian community today in solidarity against hate. We ask for the public’s help in bringing these cowards to justice.

A building next to an Armenian church in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights was burned overnight Thursday and the church’s leaders believe it was arson.

Please help donate to the family of our fallen brother, SFPD Officer Jon Cook. The San Francisco Police Officer Pride Al...
09/17/2020
Help the family of our Fallen, organized by Kathryn Winters

Please help donate to the family of our fallen brother, SFPD Officer Jon Cook. The San Francisco Police Officer Pride Alliance started this campaign to assist Jon's mother. She lost her entire home to the Oregon fires, and everything inside, including the flag from Jon's casket and his SFPD Star. We are working with the Department to replace the flag and star. We hope to replace those items along with the proceeds of this campaign.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-family-of-our-fallen

While many of us have been affected by the wildfires in the west, Nickie Cook, mother of… Kathryn Winters needs your support for Help the family of our Fallen

"Police say impounding vehicles is something they can enforce without having to run it through the District Attorney's O...
09/17/2020
San Francisco leaders reveal latest effort to crackdown on illegal sideshows

"Police say impounding vehicles is something they can enforce without having to run it through the District Attorney's Office." Hmm...now why would that matter? 🤔

Politicians and police agree the shows are dangerous and sometimes deadly, and they're adding new tools to the city's arsenal aimed at those who organize and participate in the illegal car shows.

When four politicians team up to create a slush fund for self-promotion, capable of taking in unlimited amounts of cash ...
09/16/2020
San Francisco DA'S Announce New Advocacy Group for Police Reform

When four politicians team up to create a slush fund for self-promotion, capable of taking in unlimited amounts of cash without immediate disclosure of their donors, the public should be very afraid. The public deserves to know who is paying to gain influence with these officers of the court, what’s been promised to these anonymous donors, and what official actions come about as a result of that patronage. This reeks of a conflict of interest and apparently those rules are for everyone else to abide by.

Decrying the influence and political power of law enforcement unions around the state, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and other prosecutors announced the founding of the "Prosecutors Alliance of California," an group they described as "a "first in the nation initiative" to advocate for...

Chickens come home to roost? Really. This is disgusting.
09/15/2020

Chickens come home to roost? Really. This is disgusting.

This vile post is from Lynwood's City Manager, rationalizing the ambush attacks on two LASD Deputies. The Lynwood City Council will be discussing his employment on tonight's agenda at 5PM. Click this link to tell the City Council he should be terminated: https://bit.ly/3izi9lb

Every police officer starts their shift knowing they may have to risk their life to protect others. These ambush shootin...
09/14/2020
'I felt like crying': Bay Area police react to brazen, ambush-style shooting of 2 LA sheriff's deputies

Every police officer starts their shift knowing they may have to risk their life to protect others. These ambush shootings of officers, which have been celebrated by some, are pure evil. They are an attack not just on officers, but society as well.

"We're sick to our stomachs, angry," San Jose Police Officer's Association President Paul Kelly said after seeing the disturbing surveillance that captured the ambush-style attack on two deputies in Compton.

“Never forget. That solemn pledge is not a two-word slogan. It's a commitment our first responders make every day we go ...
09/11/2020
9/11 Never Forget

“Never forget. That solemn pledge is not a two-word slogan. It's a commitment our first responders make every day we go to work to protect our communities.” To read SFPOA President Tony Montoya’s full 9/11 message click https://bit.ly/2Zt8BRq #neverforget

Law Enforcement Officers Killed in 9/11 Attacks, click for more information Never forget. That was our country's pledge to both the victims of the terrorist attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001, and the survivors. It was also a pledge to future Americans that we will never forget the attacks....

There’s chatter about SF Sheriff’s Deputies taking over policing SFO from SFPD.  Why should you care? First, the Sheriff...
09/09/2020
Stabbing of SFPD officer at SFO adds to concerns over homeless at the airport

There’s chatter about SF Sheriff’s Deputies taking over policing SFO from SFPD. Why should you care? First, the Sheriff’s Dept does not have our same high standards for Use of Force policies nor the training to back it up. It’s not all roses at SFO. (2017 incident)

The stabbing of a San Francisco police officer at the San Francisco International Airport by a transient adds to the airport's concerns over a growing homeless population there.

With the seemingly endless chaos each day brings, please take a moment to read this letter from the family of slain St. ...
08/31/2020

With the seemingly endless chaos each day brings, please take a moment to read this letter from the family of slain St. Louis Officer Tamarris L. Bohannon and reflect on his sacrifice.

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Portland Police Officer says goodbye EDITOR'S PICK A Final Letter From A Cop Who’s Walking Out The Door SEP 1, 2020 @ 8:03AM Portland Police "Now it’s time …. to say goodbye….to all the lunacy! (Mickey Mouse Club for those who didn’t pick up on it). After 26.5 years of blood, sweat, and tears it all comes to an inspirational end. I reflect back on my first night out of the advanced academy (12/19/94) and remember Dave Howe getting shot 4 times by a cowardly gangster hiding under a bed at some apartments at 122/Glisan. I got the joy of telling his wife what happened when she arrived at the hospital that night. Today, that same thug would be hailed a hero or martyr. After I returned to work from Admin. Leave, I was partnered with an officer that should never have been hired (but they were desperate for cops) and unbeknownst to me, Brad decided to keep a bunch of dope we discovered on a traffic stop. I had zero reluctance testifying in Grand Jury against him, giving him no pass although an argument could have been made for the lack of help he had received following an officer-involved shooting when the wife of the man who had tried killing him with a hatchet began stalking Brad at home and work. Brad was responsible and should and was held accountable. 1999 was a hoot too. I was nearly killed by a drunk driver, got attacked by two drunk men at Food for Less at 82/Powell celebrating the new year, and was drug off my horse when I attempted an arrest of a crack dealer in Old Town and the driver drove away with my arm trapped in the car. Accountability being at an all-time high, I saw the Duii get no time; one of the two men (the other testified against me and got off scot-free because I could not identify him) at Food for Less get a 15-day sentence, served on weekends (even though this was his second attack on police); and the crack dealer gets 3 days in jail, which was less than the suspension I got for bad language and preventing her escaping while handcuffed later. This was only the 12th time I had been assaulted in my first five years. For the next 21 years, I spent time with victims of criminal acts, usually right after they happened when emotions were high. I also spent time patrolling the streets preventing crime and the fear of crime through the best methods. See a crime, arrest a criminal. See a person about to commit a crime, prevent the crime. See a picture from a wanted poster, arrest the wanted person. See a street-level drug deal, arrest both parties. Ask anyone who works in the area of a drug house, it has a positive affect. I’ve seen numerous officers held accountable through discipline, firing, and jail. I’ve seen an appalling number of live time criminals continue to prey on the poor, weak, elderly, and young and because they are rarely ever held accountable, continue with their wicked ways. There is no lack of excuse-makers for them. “Nobody ever gave them a chance” is one of my favorites. Of course, since I have a job, it’s because of all my theoretical privilege and totally disregards the fact that I was once homeless with numerous siblings and a single mother who worked 2 jobs in high school (51 hours/week) and managed to graduate. Don’t you hate when the facts don’t fit the narrative?? Things got really exciting when a certain flu came into the country. Apocalyptic times ahead. Leaders blamed each other for the future of countless deaths. Mistakes were made by all, but this was new territory and nobody was prepared for what flu into the country. Most made the best decisions they could, while others took the best advantage of the uncertain times they could for both profit and political gains. First responders were suddenly heroes again. I watched the military jets fly over the city, from empty emergency room to empty emergency room, to honor health care workers. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any more exciting, the nation watched in disgust and horror as George Floyd died in police custody, all caught on film. The city this tragedy happened in didn’t matter, because it was not the fault of all cops. Systemic racism. The new buzz word to accompany de-escalation and equity. Now, since so many officers had chosen to step in harm's way to be on the front lines in the fight against crime in ALL neighborhoods, we were all labeled racists. After all, we were the enforcers of laws set up by the citizens of our country, states, and cities. Nobody called lawmakers systemic racists. What is really impressive is all the armchair experts on the subject. Don’t dare bring up statistical data regarding numbers of homicides or other criminal activity, because emotion reigns, and “I feel like that just can’t be true” is the response. I’ve yet to see charges of systemic racism against judges who sentenced criminals to prison, yet they are part of the same system. Everyone has jumped on board with the condemnation of police which is great because we definitely need more people to demonize officers risking their very lives for strangers. I hope everyone got to see the extremely brave Quentin Tarantino’s speech about how he’s “not going to stand by while these murders are out here.” Wouldn’t it be grand to see him take the stance every Monday morning in Chicago following another appalling weekend of homicides against Blacks? I watched in sadness at the first major press conference here in Portland following the first riot and our Portland Fire Chief Boone described how she lived in fear that she would be shot in the back (by the police) every time she walked across the park to city hall (youtube video available). I did some research and couldn’t find a single incident of this ever happening to a fire chief or a Black female here in Portland, so clearly the narrative was more important than the facts. Things ring equally absent of fact when I witness the police being blamed for the deaths of Travon Martin (Hispanic neighborhood watch member), Sandra Bland’s jail suicide, and Ahmad Arbery’s death at the hands of two civilians whose murals are all alongside of other high profile deaths. It’s been great being the scapegoat for all these high profile deaths. I’m probably one of the few Americans who actually bothered to read the very lengthy DOJ findings on the Michael Brown shooting that inspired death and destruction. One of the early complaints was about how long Brown’s body was in the street, how many people knew the police had to take cover during two more subsequent shootings at the scene? It seems like the only thing people agree on is that these deaths are tragic. I am of course speaking about us people who recognize the sanctity of human life. I am not talking about those who laugh on youtube videos following death like we just witness last Saturday. I have reserved my biggest congratulations for the Anarchists who, in a genius public relations scheme, skillfully changed their name to Antifa. Who doesn’t hate fascists? Wonderful! I remember working Occupy Portland when an Anarchist actually complained to me about the tweakers stealing all of their stuff while the Anarchists were marching through downtown. I’m impressed with a group of people who mask up (pre-Covid), dress in helmets and armor, arm themselves with weapons, and attack free speech. The most incredibly brave pack of hyenas in nature. I think police departments should hire the Anarchist P.R. firm so we can come up with a name that city hall can get behind. I was so proud to watch Commissioner Hardesty chant F the police on videos. Too bad we don’t have a cool sounding social just warrior name as they do. This goes hand in hand with the constant media characterization of “peaceful” or “mostly peaceful” protests. Has to be peaceful because the first amendment to the constitution only guarantees “peaceful assembly.” As long as it is characterized as peaceful, they are not infringing on other people’s rights to things such as free travel. No civil rights violations going on here, that only applies to the police. There is zero doubt among the officers of the Portland Police that our new District Attorney feels the same way. Impressive campaign financing and agenda-driven law enforcement will certainly lead to justice for all. Riiiiiiighttttt. I recall beaming with pride as Mayor Wheeler traded barbs with President Trump, even at one point telling the President to not tell him how to do his job. Wow, coming from the guy who has been telling the police to do their job. No police experience needed, but definitely better at it! I recall that after Commissioner Hardesty called the officers of the Portland Police Bureau a bunch of thugs, Mayor Wheeler rushed to our defense and criticized the President for building the wall along the southern border. I marveled at the walls being constructed around the buildings downtown, including City Hall. Mirroring the Mayor’s message to the President during yesterday’s press conference, “wouldn’t it be great if the Mayor stood with the police against the blatant haters just down the hall from him?” Commissioner U. has done nothing but stick up for “Antifa” in every public statement about the rioting. Every wonder why so many people died during Hurricane Katrina? Look no further than what has happened here in Portland for the last 100 days. “The water will subside” strategy is working great!!!! Let’s get rid of all of the helicopters and boats to rescue people by defunding the purchases and laying off the pilots and boat captains. Instead, we’ll send out an army of paddleboarders. Of course, we won’t have anyone trained on paddleboarding or even have purchased any paddleboards to be used to rescue all those who need help, but at least it’s better that they die by drowning, starvation, and disease than have to breathe another breath of fossil fuel. Brothers and sisters, there is a dark storm on the horizon. It is darker and more ominous than anything any of us have ever seen before. Prepare! The only one that is going to save you is the one next to you. 50 gone in the month of August, the line just got thinner. Re-imagine there being very few left. Don’t let the fools divide you! They are already trying. We as a police department have come so far and I would gladly have put myself in peril for any one of you, regardless of all the things they are trying to divide us (sex, color, religion, orientation). It takes a lot of guts to put on a badge in Portland, It takes a lot of guts to stand up for what is right, but IT IS RIGHT. We’ve seen the low quality of brainpower it takes to scream like spoiled brats while packs behind a mask. Now that they’ve canceled COPS and LIVE PD, most of the public won’t know us like before. It is up to us to tell the citizens that mob rule does not get to decide policy and law, but democracy must. I appreciate all the well wishes. I love you all and I pray the Lord watches over each and every one of you!"