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Monday, June 01, 2015
Honda Unit, 45 Years of Service
1970-2015 By Gavin McEachern, TAC/Hondas   The Honda Unit, part of the Special Operations Group, comprised of Tactical Squads 5 and 6, celebrated its 45th anniversary on May 1, 2015. Read More

Monday, June 01, 2015
Inside Look at Female San Francisco Police Homicide Detective
By Ama Daetz ABC Channel 7 News Forwarded to The Journal by Maggie Ortelle   Sunday, May 03, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Read More

Monday, June 01, 2015
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder and the Battle For Modern New Orleans
By Gary Krist Reviewed by Dennis Bianchi   Read More

Monday, June 01, 2015
President’s Message
The national discussion – or, debate – about body cameras on police officers has reached a fevered pitch. Governments local and state are suddenly finding millions of dollars in their coffers to buy and rig out cops and deputies with the never-blink devices. But, that’s for the hardware, which is the easy part. The hard part of the plan is developing a coherent POLICY! Read More

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
SFPOA has strong objections to Mr. Adachi's resolution.
To the members of the Democratic County Central Committee. Read More

Sunday, February 01, 2015
Calendar of Event
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 Read More

Sunday, February 01, 2015
Close Encounters
Members of the SFPD Marine Unit were recently informed by associates of the maritime community that a wanted fugitive was hiding in the area of Pier 47. Sergeant Dan Laval, Officer Nicholas Bettencourt, and Officer John Broucaret surrounded the location pointed out and, after a painstaking search, located the suspect and had him in custody within hours. Read More

Sunday, February 01, 2015
SFPOA Mourns Passing of Officer Ronald Hill
On January 26, 2015, Officer Ronald Hill, Airport Bureau, lost a valiant fight with cancer. All the men and women of the San Francisco Police Officers Association join me in extending sympathy and condolences to Ronald’s family, friends, and co-workers. Read More

Sunday, February 01, 2015
Social Media vs. Privacy Rights
Big Brother is Watching Read More

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Mobile Data Devices; Think Before You Post
By Martin HalloranPresident SFPOAPOA Journal, October 2013 Read More

Sunday, February 01, 2015
A Mayor Who “Gets It”
As all law enforcement throughout the country are mourning the tragic loss of our brothers in New York, who were brutally assassinated simply for wearing the uniform, we are witnessing a huge rift between the members of the NY PBA and the Mayor of New York. Read More

December 27, 2014
SFPD Contingent Attends Funeral of Slain NYPD Officer
This photo was taken outside the funeral for murdered New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos' on Saturday December 27, 2014. Officer Ramos and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, were ambushed as they sat in their patrol car on December 20, 2014. At the time of this service, the funeral date for Officer Liu had not been determined. Read More

January 27, 2015
Congratulations on their 40th Anniversary
On July 28, 1975, thirty women along with forty-one men walked into the Hall of Justice and were sworn in as officers of the San Francisco Police Department. They were the 126th Recruit Class. Read More

Thursday, January 01, 2015
We Are Not The Enemy
I cannot remember a time when there has been more anti law enforcement sentiment circulating through our society. It is not surprising coming from the anarchist who hijack legal and lawful 1st amendment demonstrations only to vandalize, loot, and assault officers. Read More

Saturday, November 01, 2014
Jerry Crowley: 1970’s POA Leader: Established Activist Foundation of POA; Led First and Only Police Strike
On Friday, October 17, 2014, a funeral service was held at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary on Westlake Avenue in Daly City. Read More

Saturday, November 01, 2014
Jerry Crowley a recap
• President of the San Francisco Police Officers’ Association from 1972-1979. • Founder of the “Blue Coats”, a group that transformed the San Francisco Police Officers’ Association into a powerful police union. • In the 1970s was President of the California Organization of Police and Sheriffs. Read More

Saturday, November 01, 2014
San Francisco Police Union Leader Jerry Crowley
The passing of former POA President Jerry Crowley at the age of 81 is a major milestone for the police labor movement in the State of California and, of course, for the City and County of San Francisco. Read More

Saturday, November 01, 2014
SFPOA Condolences for Two Slain Deputies
I speak for all members of the San Francisco Police Officers Association when I express sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of two northern California Deputy Sheriffs killed by the same shooter on Friday, October 24, 2014. Read More

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
The Streets of San Francisco
Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972Reviewed by Dennis Bianchi Read More

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
A Fight To Maintain Our Rights
On August 11, 2014, a decision was rendered in People v. Superior Court of San Francisco County (Daryl Lee Johnson). The court held that the prosecution must have access to peace officer personnel files in order to identify impeachment evidence under Brady v. Maryland (1963) 373 U.S. 83. Read More