San Francisco Police Chief Scott has been all over the newspaper advocating he has a police staffing shortage. But is he doing everything to balance his staffing to improve public safety in San Francisco.
Chief Scott stated the San Francisco Police Department is short 400 police officers and that if he increases police in San Francisco it will reduce crime. What about all the police officers he has assigned to the San Francisco Airport which is located over 10 miles South of San Francisco in San Mateo County? Why doesn’t he return some of them to SF? As flights increase at SFO, the airport will demand more police. Will Chief Scott continue to send his experienced police officers to SFO? This is such an inefficient practice.
Chief Scott can contact San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto and create a joint effort at the SFO with both SF Police Officers and SF Deputy Sheriffs. This would relieve the stress on SFPD for staffing the airport. The airport can be supplemented with both police and sheriffs. By doing this, Chief Scott can focus on his mission and responsibility which is the City of San Francisco.
Chief Scott wants more police but will he continue the same old practice of assigning his most experienced and trained police officers over 10 miles away at the SFO in a different county or will he do something efficient and bring in the SF Sheriffs to assist him with the airport staffing needs so his police officers can work in San Francisco?
We have a better way. Send in the Sheriffs. Please read this research report on “Bringing San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs to the San Francisco Airport: An Opportunity For An Efficient And Practical Change.”