San Francisco's new police chief will soon be able to hire a candidate from outside the Police Department to bolster his command staff,
after legislation approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
The action required a change of the city's administrative code, which previously allowed only internal candidates to be promoted to command
positions. Read More
When George Gascón started work as San Francisco police chief in August, The Examiner was hopeful he would shake up the department’s long-entrenched ways. We wanted him to make his top priority cleaning up community trouble spots so the streets would become safer. Read More
Burlingame police Chief Jack Van Etten on Monday announced his retirement effective in December after serving more than three decades with the Burlingame Police Department.
Van Etten, 57, began his career in law enforcement in the early 1970s when he worked part-time as a sheriff's cadet with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for two years while in college. Read More