Greetings from Mission Station. I hope this day finds everyone well.
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.
Our community engagement efforts with the young people in our district are running strong at Garfield Park. In January 2015 Mission Station joined forces with the San Francisco Police Activities League (SFPAL) to bring two days of programming to the park. On Mondays, our "Sandlot League" has become a very popular program. Officers facilitate and participate in field games with our community youngsters including soccer, kickball and dodge ball. The kids saw a "Dubs" type winning streak going on an undefeated hot streak vs Mission Station Officers in games throughout 201. Like the Warriors, for the kids in the 2016 season, there seems to be no end in sight! The Sandlot League is held every Monday at Garfield Park from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Equipment is provided by the SFPAL and there is no cost to participants.
Currently the field at Garfield Park is under renovation. We have had to suspend our sandlot program on the field as a result. We are working on developing a "board game" program which will be held inside the Community Center at Garfield Park. We are happy to accept any donations of board games, checkers etc that will be used by Officers engaged with kids in this program.
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 UPDATE
Each week, Captain Perea will publish an update of the community policing and enforcement efforts of Officers assigned to Mission Station. You can view these postings by clicking the CAPTAIN'S WEEKLY UPDATE button at the second column.
The weekly Crime Report contains information about notable incidents in our district as well as operations we conduct to address public safety issues affecting the district. To view the weekly report simply click the CRIME REPORTS button to the right of this greeting.
Mission Station holds a monthly community meeting on the last Tuesday of every month, starting at 6pm. We frequently have guest speakers addressing various issues of interest to the community.
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Mission Station Officers recognized by
San Francisco Fire Department Commission for
administration of Life Saving first aid.
On Wednesday, January 11th, the San Francisco Fire Department and Fire Commission called SFPD Mission Station Officers Nadia Mohamed and Officer Raymond Fernandez to recognize them for their actions.
On October 9, 2016, Officer Mohamed, a Field Training Officer, was on patrol with her trainee, Officer Fernandez. Officer Fernandez a very recent graduate from the San Francisco Police Academy, responded to the call of a shooting with Officer Mohamed. The shooting occurred on Valencia St near 26th ST. The Officers responded quickly and were the first emergency responders to arrive. They found a chaotic scene with a large, emotional group surrounding an injured victim. The victim, a 13 year old boy, was struck once in the upper leg and was bleeding profusely.
Officer Mohamed and Officer Fernandez assessed the boy's injury and summoned the emergency response f the SFFD to treat and transport the victim to the hospital. Additional Officers from Mission Station arrived to secure the scene and conduct an investigation. Officer Mohamed and Officer Fernandez focused their efforts on rendering first aid to the victim. The Officers quickly realized the boy had a sustained an injury to an arterial vein. An injury of this type can result in rapid blood loss that would be followed by death of the victim. They also recognized their application of direct pressure was not stopping the bleeding. The Officers utilized a SFPD issued tourniquet to successfully stop the bleeding.
The SFFD arrived shortly thereafter and took over care of the victim. The SFFD transported the victim to the hospital where he was treated and ultimately survived. The SFFD medics were struck with the quick thinking, decisive action taken by Officer Mohamed and Officer Fernandez and reported the incident to the SFFD command.
SFFD Chief Hayes-White presented the Officers with certificates of recognition and remarked, "What you did saved that boy's life."
We at Mission Station could not be more proud of our sister and brother Officers, Officer Mohamed and Officer Fernandez. They truly are SF's finest!
Captain Dan Perea
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
Captain Daniel Perea