Public Meeting about San Francisco Police Department Effectiveness Review Report on District Station Boundaries Analysis
|May 13, 2008||Posted by jamie under Public Services||
If you’d like to hear about the findings from the San Francisco Police Department District Station Boundaries Analysis as performed by the consulting group Public Safety Strategies Group (PSSG), please attend the joint hearing of the Police Commission and the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee on Monday, May 19 at 6:00pm in the Board of Supervisors Chambers of City Hall.
My quick bullet point for how the suggestions might affect us in the Rincon Hill neighborhood is that they would shut down the 3-4 police stations that serve downtown San Francisco currently and replace them with a single “Northeast Station” that would probably have the most officers because it includes the crime hotbeds of the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Western Addition, and West SoMa. This station would cover the northeast corner from Divisadero and Castro Streets and to the east, basically … along with Treasure Island. I’m all in favor of consolidating the paper shuffling and administrative work that occurs if it would mean more feet on the street in the form of beat cops. However, this is one really big area – and I don’t think it even considers the population growth we’ll likely experience here in the Rincon Hill neighborhood.