SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) –San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said that he endorses the idea of a Sixth Street police substation. The station would target the Sixth Street Corridor, where crime, drugs, and violence are daily occurrences. The area sits blocks from Southern Station on one side, and the Tenderloin Station on the other side.

“These two stations have well over 200 officers combined, and they have responsibility for Market Street and Sixth Street where they conjoin, which is the area of concern,” said Suhr.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

He said it would be a great idea to have the foot-beat officers that work Sixth Street and Market Street have roll call at a substation.

“There’s all the goodwill and want in the world to locate police officers more frequently and out of a centralized location as close to Sixth Street as possible, or on Sixth Street, a space has even been identified, but I just don’t have the resources to put another full police station anywhere in San Francisco,” said Suhr.

Chief Suhr envisions a substation as a storefront, but he believes people on Sixth and at redevelopment envision a full blown station. Suhr says a substation would not even be manned, but officers would have round the clock access for supplies and filing reports.

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Comments (2)
  1. SF Native says:

    They won’t solve any problem. All the bums will just move elsewhere, probably 9th street. What then? A substation on 9th street as well? How about we try to solve the root of the problem instead so we don’t need any substations.

  2. Henry says:

    The Tenderloin Police Station did not and will reduce crime in the area. What will a police sub-station do in an area where probationers and parolees are housed by our government? The answer is nothing. Just check the crime stats now and compare them to the crimes stats six months after the sub-station has been in place. Again, the crime around the Tenderloin Police Station has not decreased since the ribbon cutting.

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