There will be festivities, fireworks and celebrations in Chinatown for the next two weeks, culminating at the Chinese New Year’s Parade on Saturday, February 24th. We’ve attached a parade route to this newsletter so you can plan to enjoy the parade or to plan detours/alternative routes for the evening to navigate through the District. Read Central Police Report.
The Central Police Report contains graphic maps highlighting car break-ins, robberies, and burglaries in the central district that occurred in the month of December. Click Central Report to take a look.
The 2017 holiday season “Safe Shopper” program began on December 1, 2017 and will run daily until January 8, 2018. The hours for this year’s Safe Shopper Program are from 11am-8pm. You will see large numbers of uniformed officers patrolling on foot in areas where many shoppers and tourists will be completing their Holiday Shopping. The primary function of the officers working this assignment during the holiday season is to create a safe environment in the numerous department stores and shopping outlets throughout the City.
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There has been a nationwide increase in thefts of packages delivered by USPS, FedEx, UPS, Amazon, etc. Follow these tips to help reduce this trend.
Have deliveries delivered to your workplace.
Require a delivery signature.
Reroute or reschedule deliveries to when someone is home.
Amazon offers a “Amazon Locker” service where your packages can be delivered to a secure locker at a nearby convenience store.
It was a pleasure meeting all of you and moderating the panel with Captain Paul Yep of Central Station and Captain John Jaimerena of Northern Station and ADA’s Charles Bisesto and Asha Jameson. Thanks to Tina Moylan for the invite. As I mentioned, you are ahead of the game in personal safety by getting together to know your neighbors and learn the important information. Please take a look at the links to good safety information and the resources below.
Stay Safe! Jim Dudley
- Personal Safety Tips from San Francisco SAFE; SAFE also offers free home security surveys and can help organize Neighborhood Watch Groups:
- Emergency Preparedness information for San Francisco SF72Hours.org; Learn about what to pack ahead of a disaster and how to navigate the estimated next 72 hours post-disaster:
- SFFD NERT Community Preparedness information. The SFFD can help organize your neighborhood to respond in emergencies such as after an earthquake or other natural disaster; learn first aid and CPR and other essential skills:
- SFPD ALERT Team. Learn opportunities to learn and train to be part of the Neighborhood SFPD Auxiliary:
- The SFPD Community Police Academy is a ten-week program that is designed to inform interested participants about various aspects of municipal policing, including Community Policing, Crisis Intervention, Officer Involved Shootings, and so much more. Classes meet once a week on Thursdays:
- Captain Paul Yep at Central Station; Learn about the district, sign up for the monthly newsletters and navigate to the Crime Maps page to see where crime is happening for better situational Awareness:
- Captain John Jaimerena at Northern Station; Learn about the district, sign up for the monthly newsletters and navigate to the Crime Maps page to see where crime is happening for better situational awareness:
Central Police Station has doubled our deployment of uniformed foot beat officers!!!
There were fourteen foot beat patrol officers covering Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square and the Market/Financial District areas, when I first arrived at Central Station in March of this year. As of Saturday, September 9th, there are twenty-eight foot beat officers. Read more, click Central 091317.
The San Francisco Police Department stands by its commitment to fostering trust and cooperation with all the 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. Read Central 090617
Our Central Station “Street Crimes Unit’ (plain clothes team) have been very active and tremendously successful apprehending auto burglars in the Central Police District. The team has made 112 arrests since April this year alone!
Here are some auto burglary prevention tips straight from Sergeant Steven Spagnuolo, the Team Leader:
Auto Burglary suspects will often drop one or two people off to case vehicles to burglarize while the driver remains in the car.
Auto Burglary suspects will lean up against a vehicle to use their body to shield them breaking the window from possible witnesses.
Auto Burglary suspects will use hooded sweatshirts or masks to hide their faces from witnesses.
Auto Burglary suspects will use flashlights or lights on their mobile devices to illuminate the inside of vehicles at night.
For more read Central 082317.
Recently there were some questions about how to best report crimes. Here is some information that was published in a previous newsletter that may be useful. Click Central 080817.