San Francisco Police Department

4:18pm

Wed January 15, 2014

10:41am

Wed July 31, 2013
Transportation

SFPD starts Twitter account to combat bike theft

A screenshot of the SFPD's new Twitter feed devoted to bike theft (twitter.com/sfpdbiketheft)

The San Francisco Police Department estimated in a report this year that over 4,000 bicycles were stolen in the city in 2012. Police recovered 864 of those, but only got 142 back to their owners. So one enterprising officer, Matt Friedman, started a Twitter account devoted to bike theft, @SFPDBikeTheft, to help close that gap.

The account, which went live last Friday, puts out stolen bike alerts, pictures of bikes the SFPD has recovered, and tips to prevent getting a bike stolen in the first place.

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5:35pm

Wed July 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Policing theory suggests fixing broken windows helps fix crime

When we think of policing, we don’t always think about psychology. One is academic; the other, relentlessly real-world. But many police departments, including San Francisco’s, assign patrols based on a psychological theory: The Broken Windows Theory.

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4:30pm

Wed December 19, 2012
City Visions: January 7, 2013

A Conversation with SF Police Chief Greg Suhr

A discussion with SF Police Chief Greg Suhr.


Host Joseph Pace speaks with San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr.  Is violent crime on the rise in San Francisco?  How does crime in different neighborhoods compare?  Are the SFPD's tools, such as the "Bat Computer," making streets safer?  Hear Chief Suhr discuss the challenges and successes of the SFPD.


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