Capt. Curtis Lum: Burglar Arrested, New Posts
72 Percent Approval Rating for SF Police Department
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr recently reported in the San Francisco Police Officers Association Journal that the 2012 SF Chamber of Commerce "City Beat" survey reported 72 percent of the people questioned who live, work and/or visit San Francisco have a favorable view of the SF Police Department. We still have 28 percent more to go.
Blue Bar Burglar
The SF Police Department (SFPD) has arrested Albert Hernandez Jr. for burglary. Through information from officers at Taraval Station, the SFPD Criminal Investigative Unit began focusing its attention on Hernandez because he was arrested in 2005 for several burglaries committed in the Taraval District. Sergeant Steve Quon, who was involved in the case in 2005, recognized that many of the 2011 and 2012 burglaries matched the method that Hernandez used in 2005. Quon advised the Criminal Investigative Unit of this and they began to watch Hernandez.
The officers from the Criminal Investigative Unit watched Hernandez as he went to San Bruno and arrested him after they saw him coming out of a residence he had just burglarized. Hernandez is suspected of burglarizing numerous residences in the Taraval District. People can view items believed to be stolen at www.flickr.com/photos/recoveredproperty. Persons who believe they recognize their property should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the agency with which the original report was filed, case number, and the image number and description of the items.
Every March and September, each officer or sergeant can change the shift they work depending on their seniority. Because of this, some of the sergeants responsible for the community groups in the sectors have changed. Please check the chart with this column for revised assignments.
San Francisco Police Activity League Law Enforcement Cadets
Following successful completion of the PAL Summer Cadet Academy, graduates will be placed in year-long internship positions at a SFPD station or bureau. Cadets also receive bi-weekly training in police procedures and assist in civic events alongside SFPD officers. The minimum qualifications are: 14 - 20 years old, reside or attend school in San Francisco, be enrolled in high school or college, maintain a 2.0 G.P.A., and pass a SFPD criminal history check. The Summer Cadet Academy dates are June 18 - July 13, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, go to the website at www.SFPAL.org/Cadets or call (415) 401-4666. Applications are due April 13.
The Taraval Police Station holds its monthly community meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7 - 8 p.m. If you would like to attend, please stop by. If you would like to receive our newsletter, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Capt. Curtis Lum is the commanding officer at the Taraval Station.