SFPD Chief Working To Build Stronger Communities

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s committee applauded Police Chief Greg Suhr’s new approach to community policing. His general order this week spelled out for the first time exactly what the rules and priorities are.

There will be 12 specific requirements including; developing community partnerships, interaction with youth, communication trainings, attending community meetings, and becoming more involved.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

“There are some officers who may be less engaging or less gregarious than other officers and this is going to make them find their chi, if you will, to raise the bar,” said Suhr.

The Supervisor’s Public Safety Committee was impressed with the order, including David Campos.

“There are many things here that have the potential to really impact how the leadership of the different stations really thinks about how to lead,” Campos said.

The supervisors were considering an ordinance to define community policing, but with the department’s general order now in effect, it’s seems improvements are being made.

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