SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
1) SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
As we approach the busy holiday season, now is a
good time to pause and assess our preparedness. Situational awareness is the most
significant factor in crime, and you can control it! Always be aware of your
make eye contact
put your phone away
keep bags closed and securely on your person
never leave valuables in your car
familiarize yourself with exit routes from frequently visited places
There are many resources available to us that you may not know about. If you have any
questions email our safety committee chair, Jen Parkes at email@example.com.
2) REPORT, REPORT, REPORT!
City resources are allocated based on reported statistics. If a crime occurs and it is not
reported either on an SFPD incident report or through 311, it can not be counted
officially and factored into statistical calculations. It doesn’t matter if it has been reported
in the newspaper, featured on national television, or is trending on Nextdoor. It must be
officially reported. This process is easier and faster than you might think. 311 even has
an app that you can download on your phone! Here are the links to incident reporting:
3) Message from Central Captain Doug Farmer:
Increased Police presence.
SFPD and specifically our Central station will be increasing police presence (both
uniformed and plainclothes) through the end of the year. In Union Square there will be
a steady increase from November 2nd, when the tree is lit and especially during “Winter
Wonderland” which runs from Friday, November 25 through Christmas Day. Captain
Farmer encourages us to get out and enjoy our city during the holidays!