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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Close Encounters
It’s the end of the year and we still have a number of police reports describing incidents involving outstanding police work that we didn’t have time to mention in the earlier columns. So here goes . . . Read More

Thursday, December 01, 2016
The Books Are Closed on 2016. Thank God.
Every December since I became President of the POA, I have recapped the progress that we have made during the year. I have also reported some of the short-comings. This year will be no different. Read More

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Officer Kevin Downs; A True Hero Both On and Off Duty
406 Officer Down!....406 Officer Down! Read More

Saturday, October 01, 2016
SFPD Marine Unit Officers Pull Eight Young Sailors from Bay Waters
Historic Sea Scout boat “Viking” had capsized Read More

Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Boys in the Boat
By Daniel James Brown   Read More

Saturday, October 01, 2016
October 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

Saturday, October 01, 2016
Jeff Adachi’s Solution…Fight The Police
In the September 16, 2016 edition of SF Gate there was a headline article of “Adachi says defendant in BART arrest had the right to fight police.” Apparently Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be arguing in court that his client’s “actions were necessary in order for him to save his life.” Part of those actions condoned by Mr. Read More

Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Korean War Memorial The “Forgotten War” Veterans Are Finally Honored
On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, which was the boundary between the Soviet-backed People’s Republic of Korea to the north, and the pro-western Republic of Korea to the south. Read More

Monday, August 01, 2016
August 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, August 01, 2016
Persevering the Violence and Blame America’s Cops Have Been There Before
Many men and women in law enforcement who serve and protect our communities 24/7 365 days a year are asking this question “Am I next? Are we now targets for factions of our community who need us the most?” Read More

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Northern Station Leads USO Showers Campaign
Thank you to everyone who is supporting the SFO USO shower program. As far as the station donations go, Co. E is currently in the lead with an incredible $4,210 in donations! Next up is Co. F Read More

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Calling San Francisco's Silent Majority; Isn’t It Time to Send Some Inept Politicians Packing?
The actions taken by our elected officials following the tragic events of May 19, 2016 were a panderer’s delight; sacrificing a dedicated Chief of Police to appease a knot of noisy troublemakers. Read More

Sunday, May 01, 2016
May 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

Sunday, May 01, 2016
PAL Corner
Bayview Cops Work With Willie Mays Kids Read More

Sunday, May 01, 2016
All Storms Pass
It has been busier than usual this past month, and certainly much stormier in terms of swirling media squalls and sporadic lightening strikes. The issues are numerous and very pressing. Any one in and of itself would be enough to demoralize a weaker organization, but we are – fortunately or not, depending on your point of view – very experienced at heading off these storms. Read More

Sunday, May 01, 2016
Thank you for remaining positive and electing to continue engagement with the communities you serve so well.
"Dear POA -- Thank you for remaining positive and electing to continue engagement with the communities you serve so well. Perhaps if the potential of each young person is supported by the community, their family and the communities of interest there would be less crime in our City. Read More

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