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Police Commission Considers Disbanding Patrol Special Police this Wednesday

If not for the Patrol Special Police that some residential buildings and businesses hire to keep an eye on things, I’m certain that there would be many more car break-ins and property thefts along the SoMa waterfront.

This Wednesday, the Police Commission is considering the flawed findings of a report produced last year that recommend disbanding/eliminating the Patrol Special Police. Yes, this is motivated by folks who do not want competition for moonlighting and extra income. No, this is not in the best interest of the health, safety, and well-being of you and me (the general public).

You need to show up on Wednesday at the Police Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Room 400 to tell the Police Commission that we value the Patrol Special Police. If it is a money thing, then let’s figure out how to collectively, as neighbors in San Francisco who use PSP services, pay for the administrative person at the SFPD that they’re using as their excuse to kill off the PSPs.

If you cannot show up at the meeting, please at least e-mail the Commission. Refer to their 4/20/11 meeting agenda item 5, Discussion regarding the PSSG Group Recommendations and the Patrol Special Officers Association’s Response. Tell them that they should not eliminate the Patrol Special Police if they want to do what is in the best interest of the citizens of San Francisco (and not in the best interest of police retirees and moonlighting active duty officers).

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