Be Safe During New Year
by Capt. Robert Yick
Dear residents and community members:
On Friday, Jan. 19, SF Safety Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) and the Taraval Station
hosted a press conference to announce our effort for safety during the Lunar New Year
Kyra Worthy, the executive director of SAFE, reported that (years ago) it was common
for criminals to intimidate and extort merchants at this time of year. Therefore, SAFE
and the SF Police Department partnered to abate this type of crime. Worthy displayed
calendar that included Lunar New Year safety tips in English and Chinese.
I would especially like to thank SAFE’s public safety coordinator, Wesley Chu,
for coordinating this event. I would also like to thank SF Supervisor Katy Tang, Benny
Yee and Bill Barnickle for their attendance and support.
If you are a victim, please remain calm and immediately dial 911. Tell the dispatcher
what happened and provide the best description possible. Language assistance is always
available, and please remember: “If you see something, say something.”
Capt. Robert Yick is the commanding officer at the Taraval Station.
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