🛑 🛑 🛑 THE VIOLENCE HAS TO STOP 🛑 🛑 🛑
|I know that we have seen some recent incredibly disheartening tragedies and violence in our communities (particularly in the Bayview). Addressing violence is one of the major focuses of our office and every loss in community takes a piece of me with it. I cannot be clear enough about how it destroys me inside when we lose someone from our neighborhoods due to violence. I do want everyone to know that our CBOs, Violence Prevention Convener, Street Violence Intervention and Prevention Program-SVIP, (Captain Maron and Chief Scott), and community leaders are working on the following response to the recent spike in senseless violence, but also working to prevent all senseless violence.|
Our safety plan and community response will help us decrease violence, along with additional resources and community ambassadors, but we as a community have to do better at caring for everyone around us.
There are more foot-beat officers for the time being, focused on 3rd street corridor and other hot spots.
SFPD also made key progress on several shootings in the Bayview including a homicide.
SFPD’s Community Violence Reduction Unit has been focused on investigative efforts as opposed to street level stops, which is a community policing strategy and best practice.
There will also be increased presence in housing developments impacted by this violence.
Our D10 Violence Prevention Convener is planning a meeting with violence prevention leaders, SVIP and members of community to develop proactive strategies to eliminate violence in our communities.
SVIP will work later shifts and more weekend hours for mitigation and presence.
I am praying for all the families who have recently lost a loved one to community violence and we will continue to do everything we can to prevent all violence and I continue to pray for peace.
Here is the link to our District 10 Public Safety Plan (soon to be available in Spanish and Chinese).
Supervisor Shamann Walton
San Francisco Board of Supervisors