By: Capt. Paul Yep
As 2016 comes to a close and we begin 2017, I want to take a moment to thank all of the residents, merchants and visitors of the Richmond District for their support and concern for the officers at the Richmond Police Station.
This past year has been exceptionally challenging for the law enforcement community, as we have seen many officers from across the country lose their lives in the line of duty. The officers who work for you in the Richmond appreciate all of your words of encouragement and thoughtful comments this past year.
I will always remember the warm welcome I received from all of you this past March, when I was assigned to take over command of the station from the extremely popular and humorous Capt. Paul Silverman. It truly has been a pleasure to work with all of the Richmond neighbor- hoods and communities.
The SF Police Department has a newly-appointed chief of police, William Scott, and a series of recommendations for advancement from the Department of Justice. I am confident that in 2017 the members of our police department will continue to stay positive, and will be more dedicated than ever to working collaboratively with our San Francisco communities.
I want to congratulate Sandra Fewer, our soon-to-be-inaugurated District 1 supervisor. I am looking forward to working with her on continued improvements for all of our public safety concerns. I also want to thank SF Supervisor Eric Mar and his staff for their dedication and devotion to this district and for working so closely with me in 2016.
The officers of Richmond Police Station will increase our commitment to make the Richmond the safest district in San Francisco again in 2017.
Capt. Paul Yep is the commanding officer at the Richmond Police Station.