San Francisco’s Soft-on-Crime Disaster: Operant Conditioning Fuels a Breeding Ground for Criminals

San Francisco Soft on Crime

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The abysmal state of San Francisco’s criminal justice system has reached a boiling point, as its leniency towards offenders who violate the conditions of their electronic monitoring and the San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project is exposed. This shocking revelation exposes a broken system driven by the misguided principles of operant conditioning, inadvertently nurturing a breeding ground for criminals. Today, we uncover the harrowing consequences of operant conditioning and demand an immediate and radical overhaul of the city’s failing approach.

Operant Conditioning: Electronic Monitoring and Violations

San Francisco’s criminal justice system has become a haven for criminal activity due to its nonsensical handling of inmates on home detention by electronic monitoring. Instead of facing the full weight of their actions, violators are shamefully granted multiple chances and reinstated on electronic monitoring. This revolving door of leniency perpetuates a dangerous cycle of wrong behavior, effectively rewarding offenders for their transgressions. The result? A community plagued by escalating crime rates and a complete erosion of accountability and deterrence.

Operant Conditioning: San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project

The San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project has devolved into an utter farce, fueled by operant conditioning gone awry. Offenders placed on project own recognizance who repeatedly violate the terms are granted chance after chance, creating an environment where criminal behavior thrives. By indulging in this unfathomable leniency, the system inadvertently breeds a culture of impunity, where offenders learn that there are no real consequences for their actions. This betrayal of justice undermines the very fabric of our society and endangers the safety of law-abiding citizens.

The Reinforcement of Criminal Behavior

San Francisco’s woefully lenient criminal justice system, driven by the dangerous principles of operant conditioning, is single-handedly responsible for the surge in criminal activity. By allowing offenders to evade incarceration and doling out feeble consequences for their violations, the system effectively nurtures a generation of criminals. It sends a chilling message that criminal behavior goes unpunished, perpetuating a cycle of lawlessness and emboldening wrongdoers. The consequences are dire: innocent lives shattered, neighborhoods gripped by fear, and a city held hostage by its own failed policies.

The Urgent Need for Drastic Change

The time for half-hearted measures and empty promises is over. San Francisco’s criminal justice system demands a seismic shift towards accountability and decisive action. It is imperative that city officials, law enforcement agencies, and community leaders come together with unwavering determination to enact sweeping reforms. This includes implementing stringent consequences that strike fear into the hearts of criminals, dismantling the perverse incentives created by operant conditioning, and restoring the bedrock principles of justice and public safety.

Rebuilding San Francisco’s Future

The catastrophic consequences of San Francisco’s soft-on-crime disaster demand an immediate response. It is time to cast aside failed ideologies and embrace a bold, new vision for the city’s criminal justice system. By rejecting the flawed principles of operant conditioning and embracing a tough stance on crime, San Francisco can reclaim its reputation as a safe and thriving community. It is a pivotal moment, requiring courage, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to restore law and order.

Media Contact:

Ken Lomba
President
San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
415-696-2428

San Francisco’s Escalating Crime Rates Linked to Misguided Jail Population Control

PRESS RELEASE

 

London BreedThe alarming increase in crime rates throughout San Francisco can be directly attributed to Mayor London Breed’s misguided ideology of manipulating the jail population, resulting in a concerning number of bed vacancies. Recent revelations shed light on the concerning consequences of this flawed approach and the urgent need for change.
 
Despite the prevalence of crime in the city, San Francisco’s jails continue to exhibit a puzzling pattern of bed vacancies. On average, the jail population is being manipulated to maintain an artificially low average of 800 inmates per day, while a staggering 400 beds remain vacant. This raises serious questions about the city’s commitment to holding criminals accountable and ensuring public safety.
 
In light of the escalating crime rates, it is only reasonable to expect that the jails would be at full capacity. However, the deliberate manipulation of the jail population by Mayor London Breed’s administration demonstrates a disregard for the safety and well-being of San Francisco’s residents. The empty beds stand as a stark reminder of the failure to enforce consequences for criminal behavior.
 
San Francisco is facing a crisis that demands decisive action. The prioritization of reducing incarceration has resulted in a system that fails to provide adequate deterrence for criminals. This flawed approach not only undermines public safety but also sends a message that criminal activity will go unpunished.
 
The safety and security of the community should never be compromised in the pursuit of misguided ideologies. Mayor London Breed and city officials must recognize the urgent need for change and reassess their strategies. It is imperative to prioritize the protection of law-abiding citizens, restore accountability in the criminal justice system, and ensure that the jails serve their intended purpose of detaining those who pose a threat to society.
 
San Francisco deserves leadership that upholds the principles of justice, prioritizes public safety, and addresses the concerns of the community. It is time for Mayor London Breed and her administration to take immediate action to rectify the shortcomings in the management of the jail population and restore confidence in the city’s commitment to combating crime.

 
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Ken Lomba
President
San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
415-696-2428

Mayor Breed’s budget worsens the unconstitutional conditions of San Francisco County Jails

PRESS RELEASE

Mayor Breed’s budget – released yesterday –worsens the unconstitutional conditions of San Francisco County Jails at San Bruno and at 7th Street for inmates’; conditions which cause long term chronic illness, and increases the lack of safety for both inmates and deputies. The City is currently being sued for these unconstitutional conditions. Both the San Bruno Jail (County Jail 3) and the 7th Street Jail (County Jail 2) are in violation of Building Code, Title 24, and cannot meet California Regulations. Staffing is already woefully short, forcing the jail to regularly lockdown all prisoners, denying inmates out of cell time, and creating in essence solitary confinement. This is all unconstitutional. Recently the Mayor denied a longevity proposal that would retain needed deputies that are now going to retire but gave longevity incentives to Police and Fire. Yet, Mayor Breed’s budget cuts another 3% off the Sheriff’s budget, while increasing the police budget by 9%. The increase in police hiring is to encourage new arrests. New arrests will increase the inmate population and any increased inmate population will only make the unconstitutional conditions at County Jails worse.

Right now, we have inmates who have been incarcerated for years. At least 60 inmates have been incarcerated for over 4 years. These jails have no outdoor facilities, and so all inmates are housed 24/7 under fluorescent lights. With lockdowns, inmates are forced inside their cell without exercise, without showers, without meaningful human interaction and contact, at times for 24 hours or more. Studies show that forced isolation is one of the worst things that can happen to inmates. Stressed out and mentally ill inmates are a danger to themselves and to deputies.

The lawsuit, Norbert v. CCSF , 3:19-cv-02724 is set for trial on August 8, 2023. San Francisco has no defense for why our jails violate the building code. And the plaintiffs in Norbert claim that denying human beings – long term – outdoor sunlight causes chronic illness, including diabetes. One of the plaintiffs, M. Brackens has developed diabetes while incarcerated in San Francisco County Jail.

The San Francisco Deputy Sheriff’s Association wants to do our job, and do it in a way that treats inmates humanely. The Sheriff’s Department Mission Statement says that the Sheriff is committed to the “constitutional detention” of inmates. The Mayor needs to allocate enough funding so that all inmates receive constitutional conditions of confinement.

We were forced to close 850 Bryant Street because it was so dilapidated that there were regular raw sewage spills in jail cells. That cost the City $2.1 million in a lawsuit.

San Francisco needs to provide jails that meet all building code and constitutional standards. And the Sheriff’s Department cannot do so, if the Mayor keeps cutting the Sheriff’s budget so there’s not enough staffing, and sufficient capital investment in the jails themselves so that the jails meet constitutional standards.

Ken Lomba
President
San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
415-696-2428

Safeguarding Officer Safety and Crime Prevention: Assessing the Implications of Assembly Bill AB93

Assemblymember Isaac BryanAssembly Bill AB93, introduced by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, has ignited concerns among law enforcement professionals due to its potential to heighten safety risks and contribute to increased crime rates. This blog post aims to shed light on these pressing issues, emphasizing the profound ramifications of AB93, which could jeopardize officer safety and impede effective crime prevention efforts.

  1. Exacerbating Safety Risks: AB93, if enacted, could significantly amplify safety risks faced by law enforcement personnel. By imposing the requirement of a signed form prior to conducting searches, the bill introduces time-consuming administrative tasks that divert officers’ attention from immediate threats. This heightened safety risk could create hazardous situations where officers are vulnerable to physical attacks, the retrieval of weapons, or the destruction of critical evidence.
  2. Escalating Crime Rates: One of the primary concerns surrounding AB93 pertains to its potential impact on crime rates. The mandated delays resulting from the form requirement may enable individuals involved in criminal activities to evade detection, remove evidence, or continue engaging in unlawful behavior. This could result in a surge in crime rates and pose a direct threat to the safety and well-being of communities.
  3. Undermining Law Enforcement Effectiveness: The proposed provisions in AB93 have the potential to undermine the overall effectiveness of law enforcement efforts. The increased administrative burden imposed by the bill may redirect valuable resources and impede proactive crime prevention strategies. This, in turn, could compromise officers’ ability to respond swiftly and proactively to emerging criminal trends, thereby weakening their capacity to maintain public safety.
  4. Balancing Accountability and Public Safety: While ensuring accountability within law enforcement is crucial, it is imperative to strike a balance that prioritizes public safety. AB93’s provisions must be critically evaluated to prevent unintended consequences that hinder law enforcement’s ability to protect communities and deter criminal activities. A comprehensive approach is vital, considering the potential impact on crime rates and the intensified safety risks posed to officers.

Assembly Bill AB93, introduced by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, poses significant implications by heightening safety risks for law enforcement officers and potentially escalating crime rates. The requirement of a signed form before conducting searches may jeopardize officer safety and impede effective crime prevention efforts. Striking a balance between accountability and public safety is paramount to safeguarding communities and ensuring the optimal functioning of law enforcement agencies. It is essential to carefully analyze the potential consequences of AB93 and seek comprehensive solutions that prioritize officer safety and effective crime prevention strategies.

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Enhancing Personal Safety in San Francisco: Vital Measures for Protection

San FranciscoSan Francisco, with its dynamic atmosphere and diverse attractions, is a city that demands our unwavering attention to personal safety. While it is generally a safe place to live and explore, it is crucial to prioritize safety measures to ensure a secure experience. By adhering to the following essential tips and suggestions, you can bolster your personal safety and protection while navigating the vibrant streets of San Francisco.

Heightened Vigilance:
Maintaining a constant state of awareness is paramount for personal safety. Stay alert and observant of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas or after dark. Refrain from walking alone in unfamiliar or secluded locations, and instead, opt for well-populated, well-lit routes.

Public Transportation Precautions:
While San Francisco’s public transportation system is convenient, it is wise to exercise caution. When waiting for buses or trains, position yourself in well-lit, populated areas. Guard your personal space and belongings, remaining vigilant against pickpockets. If possible, avoid peak hours to minimize overcrowding.

Safeguard Valuables:
Protecting your personal belongings is of utmost importance in an urban environment. Ensure your valuable items, such as wallets, smartphones, and cameras, are securely stored and concealed from prying eyes. Never leave your possessions unattended, even for a moment. Consider utilizing a cross-body bag or backpack with robust zippers for added security.

Stay Informed about Safety Concerns:
Keep yourself updated on current safety concerns and advisories by following local news outlets and official city channels. The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) website and social media platforms provide valuable information on public safety. Familiarize yourself with emergency contact numbers and promptly report any suspicious activities.

Opt for Safe Transportation Options:
San Francisco offers several safe transportation alternatives. Rideshare services like Uber or Lyft provide monitored and tracked transportation. Licensed taxis and registered city cabs also offer reliable means of getting around. Prioritize these secure options to safeguard your journey.

Prioritize Well-Lit and Populated Walkways:
Selecting well-lit and heavily populated routes is crucial when walking, particularly at night. Stick to main roads, avoiding unfamiliar or poorly lit areas. Traveling in groups amplifies personal safety and serves as a deterrent to potential threats.

Trust Your Instincts:
Your intuition is an invaluable asset when it comes to personal safety. If a situation or individual feels suspicious or uncomfortable, trust your instincts and promptly remove yourself from that environment. Your well-being takes precedence, always.

Engage in Community Safety Initiatives:
Active community involvement can significantly contribute to personal safety. Consider participating in local safety programs or joining neighborhood watch groups to remain connected and informed about safety initiatives in your area. These programs foster a collective sense of security and promote a safer community for all.

In San Francisco, personal safety must be an unwavering priority to ensure a secure and fulfilling experience in this vibrant city. By embracing heightened vigilance, practicing safety precautions, and implementing the suggested measures, we can significantly enhance personal safety while exploring San Francisco’s wonders. While individuals play an important role in prioritizing their safety, it is equally crucial to acknowledge the indispensable responsibility of law enforcement agencies. Through collaborative efforts between individuals and law enforcement, we can work together to create a safer community for residents and visitors alike. Together, let us make San Francisco a city where safety is upheld by both its citizens and law enforcement agencies.

Support Pro Public Safety Candidates and Ballot Measures in San Francisco

San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Association PAC Pro Public SafetyThe San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association PAC plays a vital role in promoting the interests of public safety and law enforcement within our city. Our mission is to advocate for pro public safety candidates and ballot measures that will enhance the safety and security of our neighborhoods, protect our communities, and provide our brave deputy sheriffs with the resources they need to serve and protect.

Your generous contribution will make a significant impact on our ability to endorse and support candidates who share our vision of a safer San Francisco. By supporting these pro public safety individuals, we can ensure that our city’s law enforcement agencies have the necessary support, tools, and policies to effectively combat crime, respond to emergencies, and maintain peace and order.

Furthermore, your donation will allow us to back critical ballot measures that address key public safety issues, such as improving community policing efforts, investing in modern law enforcement technologies, and strengthening crime prevention programs. Together, we can shape the future of public safety in San Francisco and create a safer environment for all residents.

As a valued supporter, you have the opportunity to influence the direction of our city’s public safety policies and the well-being of our law enforcement officers. Your contribution to the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association PAC will directly impact the success of our endorsed candidates and initiatives, fostering positive change within our community.

We invite you to join us in our mission to enhance public safety in San Francisco. Your generous donation of $25 will help us amplify our collective voice and bring about the necessary changes to protect our neighborhoods, families, and businesses.

To make a donation, please visit our secure online donation portal at https://fundly.com/san-francisco-deputy-sheriffs-association-pac Alternatively, you can mail your contribution or contact us directly at 415-696-2428 to discuss other giving options or answer any questions you may have.

Together, we can build a safer San Francisco for generations to come. We sincerely appreciate your consideration and support. Join us in our commitment to public safety and make a difference today.

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San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association PAC
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San Francisco, CA 94107

High Crime in San Francisco and the Benefits of Owning a Protection Dog

San Francisco, like many other cities, faces the challenge of crime in certain neighborhoods. In such areas, residents often seek ways to enhance their security measures and protect their homes and families. One effective option is owning a protection dog, which can serve as a deterrent to intruders and provide a sense of safety. In this article, we will explore the high crime rate in San Francisco and discuss the benefits of owning a protection dog. Additionally, we will highlight some of the best breeds of dogs that are commonly used as protection dogs.

Protection Dogs

High Crime in San Francisco: San Francisco has faced challenges with crime, particularly property crime, in certain neighborhoods. According to recent data from the San Francisco Police Department, there has been an increase in crimes such as burglary, theft, and auto theft in some areas of the city. These incidents can cause residents to feel vulnerable and anxious about the safety of their homes and families.

Benefits of Owning a Protection Dog: Owning a protection dog can offer several benefits, especially in high-crime areas like San Francisco. Here are some advantages of having a protection dog:

  1. Enhanced Security: A well-trained protection dog can serve as a visible deterrent to potential intruders. The presence of a protection dog can deter criminals from attempting to break into a property, as they are less likely to risk encountering a trained and vigilant dog.
  2. Effective Crime Prevention: Protection dogs are trained to alert their owners to potential threats, such as intruders or suspicious activity. Their keen senses, such as heightened hearing and scent detection, can help prevent crimes from occurring or escalating.
  3. Companionship: In addition to providing security, protection dogs can also be loving and loyal companions. They can offer companionship and emotional support to their owners, which can be particularly comforting in high-crime areas where residents may feel anxious or unsafe.
  4. Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have a trained protection dog can provide peace of mind for homeowners and their families. Protection dogs can provide a sense of security, knowing that they are trained to protect their home and loved ones.

Best Breeds of Dogs for Protection: Not all dog breeds are suitable for protection work, as temperament, size, and behavior traits vary among different breeds. Here are some of the best breeds of dogs commonly used as protection dogs:

  1. German Shepherd: German Shepherds are known for their intelligence, versatility, and loyalty. They are often used as police and military dogs due to their ability to be trained for various tasks, including protection work.
  2. Belgian Malinois: Belgian Malinois are highly energetic and intelligent dogs that excel in protection work. They are known for their speed, agility, and strong work ethic, and are often used in police and military roles.
  3. Doberman Pinscher: Doberman Pinschers are known for their loyalty and protective instincts. They are intelligent and trainable, with a natural ability to guard their home and family.
  4. Rottweiler: Rottweilers are powerful and protective dogs that have a natural instinct to guard their family and territory. They are known for their strength and courage, making them effective protection dogs.
  5. Boxer: Boxers are strong and athletic dogs that can excel in protection work. They are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and protective nature.
  6. Great Dane: While not as common as some of the other breeds on this list, Great Danes can also make excellent protection dogs. Despite their large size, they are known for their gentle and friendly nature, but can also be protective when needed.

Protection DogIt’s important to note that while these breeds are commonly used as protection dogs, not all individual dogs of these breeds may possess the necessary temperament, training, and behavior traits to excel in protection work. Proper training and socialization from a young age are crucial to ensure that a protection dog is well-behaved, obedient, and capable of handling potential threats in a controlled manner.

Conclusion: In high-crime areas like San Francisco, owning a protection dog can provide an added layer of security and peace of mind for homeowners and their families. The presence of a well-trained protection dog can deter intruders, prevent crimes, and offer companionship and emotional support. However, it’s important to carefully consider the responsibilities and requirements of owning a protection dog, including proper training, socialization, and ongoing care.

If you’re interested in owning a protection dog, it’s recommended to work with a reputable breeder or professional dog trainer who specializes in protection dogs. They can help you choose the right breed and individual dog that fits your specific needs and lifestyle, and provide guidance on training and care.

Remember that owning a protection dog is a significant commitment, and it’s important to be prepared for the responsibilities and challenges that come with it. However, for those who are willing to invest the time, effort, and resources into proper training and care, a well-trained protection dog can offer invaluable benefits in enhancing home security and providing peace of mind in high-crime areas.

How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Group Using Nextdoor App

Safety and security are important concerns for any community, and starting a neighborhood watch group can be an effective way to foster a sense of community vigilance and keep your neighborhood safe. With the advancement of technology, there are now online tools that can facilitate the organization and communication of a neighborhood watch group, such as the Nextdoor app. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to start a neighborhood watch group using the Nextdoor app.

Step 1: Create or Join a Nextdoor Account The first step in starting a neighborhood watch group using the Nextdoor app is to create an account on the Nextdoor platform, if you don’t have one already. Nextdoor is a social networking app that connects neighbors and allows them to communicate about various topics, including community safety. You can sign up using your email address or by linking your account to your Facebook profile. Once your account is set up, you can verify your address to join your neighborhood’s Nextdoor community.

Step 2: Get to Know Your Neighbors Building a neighborhood watch group starts with getting to know your neighbors. Take the time to introduce yourself to your neighbors and build relationships with them. This can be done through the Nextdoor app by sending messages or posting introductions in the neighborhood feed. Building a sense of community and trust among your neighbors is crucial for the success of your neighborhood watch group.

Step 3: Create a Neighborhood Watch Group Once you have established a rapport with your neighbors, you can start creating a neighborhood watch group on the Nextdoor app. You can create a group specifically for your neighborhood within the Nextdoor platform, and invite your neighbors to join. You can name your group something like “Neighborhood Watch” or “Safety Patrol,” and set the privacy settings to invite only or require approval to join for added security.

Step 4: Define the Purpose and Goals of Your Group Clearly define the purpose and goals of your neighborhood watch group on the Nextdoor app. What are the main objectives of your group? Is it to report suspicious activities, share safety tips, or organize neighborhood watch patrols? Clearly outlining the purpose and goals of your group will help members understand its focus and expectations.

Step 5: Establish Communication Protocols Communication is key for the success of any neighborhood watch group, and the Nextdoor app provides various tools to facilitate communication within your group. You can use the group’s chat feature or create specific discussion threads for different topics. Establish communication protocols, such as how and when to report suspicious activities, what information to include in reports, and how to handle emergency situations. Encourage active participation and engagement from all group members.

Step 6: Educate and Empower Group Members Empower your group members with knowledge and resources to be proactive in keeping their neighborhood safe. Share safety tips, crime prevention strategies, and information about local law enforcement agencies. Invite local law enforcement representatives to provide training sessions or participate in discussions on the Nextdoor app. Educate your group members about emergency protocols, including what to do in case of a fire, natural disaster, or other emergencies.

Step 7: Organize Neighborhood Watch Patrols One of the main activities of a neighborhood watch group is organizing patrols to monitor the neighborhood for suspicious activities. With the Nextdoor app, you can easily coordinate neighborhood watch patrols by creating events or discussion threads for members to sign up for patrol shifts. Encourage members to report any suspicious activities they observe during patrols or in their day-to-day activities.

Step 8: Collaborate with Local Law Enforcement Collaboration with local law enforcement is crucial for the success of a neighborhood watch group. Establish a positive relationship with your local law enforcement agencies and keep them informed about your neighborhood watch group’s activities. Invite law enforcement representatives to attend group meetings or participate in discussions on the Nextdoor app. Seek their guidance and support in organizing your neighborhood watch group, and work together to address safety concerns in your community. Remember, neighborhood watch groups are not meant to replace law enforcement, but to work in partnership with them to enhance community safety.

Step 9: Promote Community Engagement In addition to patrolling and reporting suspicious activities, a neighborhood watch group should also focus on promoting community engagement. Encourage members to participate in neighborhood events, socialize with one another, and look out for each other. A strong sense of community can deter crime and create a supportive environment where neighbors watch out for one another’s safety.

Step 10: Regularly Evaluate and Adjust Regularly evaluate and adjust the activities of your neighborhood watch group on the Nextdoor app. Review the effectiveness of your patrols, communication protocols, and engagement strategies. Seek feedback from group members and law enforcement partners to identify areas for improvement. Adjust your group’s activities and strategies accordingly to ensure that you are addressing the changing safety needs of your community.

In conclusion, starting a neighborhood watch group using the Nextdoor app can be a powerful way to promote community safety and security. By creating a group, defining its purpose and goals, establishing communication protocols, organizing patrols, collaborating with law enforcement, and promoting community engagement, you can build a proactive and vigilant neighborhood watch group. Remember, safety is a shared responsibility, and by working together as a community, you can create a safer and more secure neighborhood for everyone. Stay connected, stay vigilant, and keep your neighborhood safe with Nextdoor!

Open Letter to SFO Director Ivar Satero

Dear Director Ivar Satero,

I am writing to you regarding the staffing of police officers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). As you may be aware, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is currently short-staffed, which means that there are fewer officers available to patrol the city and the airport. This has resulted in a flawed system where SFPD staffing at SFO is dependent on the staffing levels of police officers in the city. This has resulted in a situation where the airport is not receiving the level of police coverage it requires, which can compromise public safety.

It is clear that the current system is not working, and I would like to propose a solution that I believe will be more effective. I suggest that the airport should be patrolled by a combination of SFPD officers and San Francisco Sheriff’s Office deputy sheriffs. This would provide a more stable and reliable source of police coverage at the airport, as it would not be dependent on the staffing levels of the SFPD in the city.

To be specific, I propose that the airport be staffed 50% by SFPD officers and 50% by SFSO deputy sheriffs. This would ensure that the airport receives the necessary level of police coverage at all times, regardless of the staffing levels of the SFPD in the city. This would also enable the SFPD to better allocate their resources and focus on improving public safety in San Francisco.

I understand that this may require some changes in policies and procedures, but I believe that it is a necessary step to ensure public safety at the airport. I urge you to consider this proposal and take the necessary steps to make it a reality.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Ken Lomba
SFDSA President
415-696-2428

SFPOA’s “SFO Training” Debunked

The San Francisco Police Officers Association (SFPOA) has recently raised concerns on Twitter about advanced officer training requirements for San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs to work at the city’s airport, SFO. However, upon closer examination, it is clear that the training in question is not as difficult or time-consuming as the SFPOA suggests.

SFO Airport Police

The “training” referred to by the San Francisco Police Officer Association is the California POST Aviation Security Training, a one-week, 40-hour course available to all law enforcement officers, not just the SFPD. The course covers the history of aviation security, introduction to the airport environment, criminal threat to the aviation industry, agencies and jurisdictions involved in airport security (such as the TSA, FBI, CBP, and USSS), legal aspects of aviation security, and the responsibilities of law enforcement officers working in an airport setting.

This training is not particularly difficult, and can easily be completed by San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs to meet the requirement to work at SFO. By allowing the SFPD to shift some of the police officers currently working at the airport back to the city, it will alleviate the staffing pressures on the SFPD and allow for a more efficient use of resources.

One solution is to grandfather in any SFPD officers close to retirement at the airport, and then work with the Sheriff to create a phased staffing plan that would allow for a percentage of police officers at the airport to return to SF to patrol in the City. This phased approach would ensure a smooth transition and allow for adequate staffing at the airport while also relieving pressure on the SFPD.

In conclusion, the minimum training requirements for San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs to work at SFO are not as difficult or time-consuming as the SFPOA suggests. By allowing the SFPD to shift some of its officers back to the city, it will alleviate staffing pressures and allow for a more efficient use of resources. The SFDSA will work with the Sheriff to create a functional staffing plan and assist with recruiting to ensure a smooth transition.