‘Safe Shopper’ tips, video released by SFPD

A video was released by the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor Ed Lee and the SFMTA on Thursday, urging shoppers to support local San Francisco businesses, but to be safe while doing so.

“There’s no place as special as San Francisco when it comes to the holiday season and finding one-of-a-kind holiday gifts,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “And there are a few common sense guidelines everyone should follow to get their holiday shopping done safely and get those special gifts home to their loved ones.”

“Stay alert- it’s easy to get distracted while you’re on the phone and have an armful of packages,” said interim Police Chief Chaplin. “The San Francisco Police Department will have increased foot patrols, plainclothes officers and mounted units out in shopping areas to help deter crime this holiday season.”

Holiday shopping safety tips from SFPD include staying alert while using electronic devices, being aware of one’s surroundings, holding keys in your hand as you approach your vehicle, and surrendering belongings if a robbery occurs.

Just Posted

Faced with safety fears in Chinese community, Breed pins blame on Board of Supervisors

San Francisco’s Chinese community is deeply worried about crime, and Mayor London… Continue reading

Jurors replaced and deliberations set to begin again in Ghost Ship trial

Three jurors have been dismissed Monday in the trial of Ghost Ship… Continue reading

Suspect in Embarcadero attack surrenders to authorities on new allegations

Austin James Vincent has landed at the center of a battle over plans to build a homeless shelter

Rocks off! Rolling Stones sound great in Santa Clara

No Filter tour serves up classic hits

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill setting new standards for police use of force

Here’s how ‘Stephon Clark’s law’ sets California rules

Most Read