Patrol Specials are ready to take the bus

The Gold Rush-era Patrol Special police force offered its services to Muni Monday in an open letter to city officials.

The group of hired officers, which has found itself under the microscope of The City’s Police Commission, says its services are available to “help San Francisco respond to the current series of criminal attacks on our public MUNI buses, in order to quickly restore calm and prevent further attacks.”

Patrol Special Jane Warner’s argument supporting the hiring of these special officers is extensive, but maybe the soundest point comes from the cost savings. 

“We provide protection at less than half the rate ($48/hr.) of overtime public policing services in the off-duty officer program (an effective rate of $109/hr. with a 22% administrative charge levied in addition thereto).”

Just Posted

Facing scrutiny, Mayor Breed says she’s ‘not okay’ with police raids on journalists

‘The more we learn, the less appropriate it looks to me,’ mayor says of SFPD action

Report: Make Muni free to offset ride hail impacts

Study suggests best response to influx of Uber drivers is expanding access to public transit

Center helps youth with health, housing issues

Following the death of her mother two years ago, 21-year-old Tiana Faataui and her brother were left alone

‘It was like somebody pulled the plug on the drain’

Mysterious ‘tidal event’ damaged docks and threatened to sink boats

The raid on a journalist’s home is San Francisco’s disgrace — and it has only gotten worse

San Francisco’s crackdown on a journalist in an effort to uncover his… Continue reading

Most Read