Greetings from Mission Station! For those of you that were not able to attend Tuesday’s community meeting and introduction, my name is Bill Griffin and I’ve been assigned as the Commanding Officer of Mission Station. I am excited to be here and look forward to working with all of you and the many different communities in the Mission District. Please join me at the next meeting, or send an email with your concerns, comments, or compliments to
The Mission Police District is bordered generally by Cesar Chavez St, Market St, Division St and San Bruno. Our police district is comprised of many historic neighborhoods including the Mission, Castro, Eureka Valley and Noe Valley to name a few. The people, culture, arts, parks and vibrant commercial corridors are a draw for residents and visitors alike.
Officers assigned to Mission Station are actively involved in community and youth engagement efforts throughout our district. We are fortunate to have numerous partners in our community who help us provide information about services, resources and programs which are beneficial to our members of our community.
We are fortunate to be invited to attend neighborhood watch meetings, merchant meetings and community events. We are also happy to connect our partners at SF SAFE to newly formed and existing neighborhood watch groups to help them develop effective strategies that help improve safety in their neighborhoods.
Quality of Life
Mission Station Officers will continue working hand in hand with other City agencies to facilitate/solve problems regarding Homeless Encampments. We are in constant contact with the Department of Public Works and Department of Public Health to resolve these issues.
Citizens are encouraged to can contact 311 regarding Homeless issues. Furthermore, citizens should direct their calls to 415-553-0123 for nonemergency police calls or 911 for emergencies.
Mission Station is committed daily to conquer all the quality of life issues, including prostitution and gang violence.
Community Engagement Division
We would like to welcome SFPD’s newest division, Community Engagement Division, headed by Commander David Lazar. This division will be working out of Mission Station, 17th St. entrance.
Community Engagement will encompass community engagement event throughout the City. SFPD’s Recruitment Division, PAL, School Resource Program, and Homeless “Operation Outreach Program” will also be under the command of Commander David Lazar.
Operation Outreach Program will be coordinating the Department’s effort on homelessness. Lt. Ed Del Carlo will be heading this Program and institute a plan to better collaborate the SFPD and other City agencies addressing the homeless situation.
For information about youth programs and/or potential partnerships with SFPD, please contact Community Engagement: 415-558-5595.
YOUTH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
Our Officers at Mission Station are active in many youth and community engagement activities.
Coffee With a Cop
We encourage community members and/or visitors to this great district to participate in our numerous “Coffee with a Cop” events, held around the district a couple times per month.
Movie Night with Mission Station
Mission Station officers host a Movie Night at Garfield Park for Families. With the success of our first event in 2016, we are planning on two events for 2017.
National Night Out
Mission Station will host this annual event (first Tuesday of August) to give community members the opportunity to meet their local officers and get a more behind the scenes look at police equipment (Police Vehicles, Police Dogs, Etc.).
Our annual Pumpkin Patch has become very popular where Mission Station officers have fun with the community with various children’s games, and of course, a pumpkin patch.
Mission Station Toy Giveaway
This annual event draws hundreds of children throughout our district where they get to enjoy this wonderful holiday event.
*All of these events, as well as new ones, will be advertised on Mission Station’s website, Facebook page, and twitter page.
We welcome any opportunity to interact with local kids in any school in our district. Please contact us to discuss a visit.
LENDING LIBRARY ESTABLISHED
In 2016, Mission Station Officers established a Youth Book Corner inside the clubhouse at Garfield Park. Through the tenacious resourceful work of Mission Station Officers who found and purchased equipment and the generosity of Mr. Alan Beatts, the owner of Borderland Books, and other donors in the community, a youth book corner now stands inside the Garfield Park clubhouse. The books are available to any kid to read at the clubhouse or to take home and enjoy for as long as they like. We can always put donations of kid-centric books to good use in our book corner.
CAPTAIN'S WEEKLY UPDATES
Each week, Captain Griffin will publish an update of the community policing and enforcement efforts of Officers assigned to Mission Station, Incident Reports, Street Closures, and local events You can view these postings on our website.
The San Francisco Police Department stands by its commitment to fostering trust and cooperation with all people of our City. We encourage everyone to communicate with San Francisco police officers without fear of inquiry regarding their immigration status. San Francisco has been a sanctuary city under Mayor Lee, as well as under previous mayors, and we will continue to be a sanctuary city moving forward.
For further information, contact:
Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs, 415-581-2360
The Mission Station Commanding Officer holds a general district related community meeting on the last Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 6PM in the community room of the station.
Please attend the next general meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 30th, 2017.
The months of February, April, June, August, October, and December, the Commanding Officer will engage with specific Neighborhood/Business Groups to accommodate their concerns. This will give the Commanding Officer the opportunity to discuss specific issues within the respective Groups concern.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
Captain Bill Griffin