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Friday, April 01, 2016
Close Encounters
There is no question that both residents of The City as well as our much-valued visitors are suffering greatly from the outrageous increase in auto burglaries. Read More

Friday, April 01, 2016
Are PERF’s 30 Guiding Principles Anything New?
Is PERF Just Reinventing the Wheel? Scott Berkun had a front-row seat to one of the most innovative periods in America’s technology business history: he worked at Microsoft for nearly a decade from 1994 – 2003.  Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, as you may recall, was one of the most widely used web browsers during the time Berkun worked at Microsoft. Read More

Friday, April 01, 2016
April 2016 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Friday, April 01, 2016
Who's Minding the Store?
There is an old expression used when a boss or manager appears to be absent and out of touch, or when an entity or organization falls short of its objectives: Who is minding the store? Read More

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
The Crossing
Reviewed by Dennis Bianchi   Read More

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
The Mersault Investigation
Reviewed by Dennis Bianchi   Read More

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
March 2016 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
The Silence Is Deafening
Over the past eighteen months, there have been calls nationwide for either reforms, overhauls, or federal investigations of specific police departments, or law enforcement in general. San Francisco is no longer immune from these very same calls even though the true facts of the case in our city are completely different than cases in other cities. Read More

Monday, February 01, 2016
February 2016 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Monday, February 01, 2016
Close Encounters
It’s only 9:40 a.m. but that’s still never too early for a crime to be committed in San Francisco. Officer Jeffrey Fortuno, Officer Leo Bernstein, Officer John Lucchetti, and Officer Ian Mikulas were directed to the area of 25th and Dakota Streets by Dispatch with information that there was an individual there who was carrying a gun. Read More

Friday, January 01, 2016
Close Encounters
Numerous shots were being fired on the unit block of Cameron Way and the calls were coming in to Dispatch. Officer Paul Wilgus and Officer Jose Calvo-Perez were the first to respond. Once at the scene the officers noticed at least eight .45 caliber casings in the street. Read More

Monday, February 01, 2016
A Day of Remembrance? The POA Will Remember This!
If you have lived or worked in this City long enough, you may think you have heard and seen everything possible. Any active or recently retired cop might certainly feel that way. I certainly do, but yet again I am baffled and dumbfounded by recent actions of some elected officials in city government. Read More

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Close Encounters
As every child knows there really is a Santa Claus and, while he’s pretty good at making wishes come true, he also has “helpers“. Read More

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
December 2015 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
2015, A Recap
2015 has been an extremely tumultuous year for law enforcement throughout the United States, as well as right here in our own backyard. During much of the past 12 months, the POA has been addressing a variety of issues – both old and new – and I would like to recap to you the busy year we have seen fly by: Read More

Thursday, October 01, 2015
Blue Courage
By Jack Hart “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” -JFK Read More

Thursday, October 01, 2015
Officer, Protect Thyself
The following article authored by then vice president Martin Halloran first appeared in the January 2013 POA Journal. It is reprinted here with a minor update regarding contact information. – Ed. Vice President’s Message By Martin Halloran SFPOA Vice President Read More

Thursday, October 01, 2015
Dealing with Stress; Don’t go it Alone
Department BSU can help Read More

Thursday, October 01, 2015
October 2015 - Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for the following meetings and events by the POA and its friends and supporters. All dates and times are subject to last minute changes, so always contact the event coordinator to confirm dates and times. If you have an event you would like posted on our calendar, contact the editor at journal@sfpoa.org. Read More

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Fundraiser for 9-1-1 Dispatcher Chance Mateo
Download the Flyer. Read More