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.
June 14, 2017 UPS Building Incident
The San Francisco Police Department and Mission Station would like to thank the community members who contributed and supported us during today’s critical incident at the UPS building. The offers of food, water and emotional support for SFPD, victims, as well their families was greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank the following allied agencies for their assistance:
California Highway Patrol, San Francisco Sheriff Department, San Francisco Fire Department, Red Cross, Department of Public Health, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and other Allied Federal Agencies.
We deeply appreciate your support and partnership.
At the end of the month we will be celebrating Pride Weekend. Pride Weekend is June 23 through June 25. When attending this weekend’s festivities please be mindful of your surroundings. There will be street closures so plan accordingly. Make sure to lock and secure your vehicles, and if possible try not to leave valuables in your car.
Effective July 1, 2017 the City will be responsible for the maintaining of our street trees and surrounding sidewalks. This means that as property owners you will no longer be responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalk or trees. If you see someone damaging a neighborhood tree, please call and notify 311, or if you feel the tree is being severely damaged call our non emergency line at (415)553-0123. If you would like more information on PROP E and about the street trees contact San Francisco Public Works Bureau of Urban Forestry at (415)554-6700 or sfpublicworks.org/trees.
Mission Police station would like to let the community know that SFPD has a graffiti unit that investigates graffiti in San Francisco. Sgt. Martin Ferreira is the head of this unit which investigates these crimes. Sgt. Ferreira tries to identify the “taggers” that right their monikers on walls, windows, and MUNI buses. We encourage the community to call 311 for clean up, and to file a report online at SF-Police.org (Pictures of the graffiti are a great way to catch the culprits). If you have surveillance cameras that have important footage please contact 415-553-0123 so an officers can come out and document the crime and obtain a copy of the video.
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 to repeat this event in 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