As you are well aware, we are in the middle of a property crime crisis. Car break-in reports have tripled from 10,000 in 2010 to 30,000 in 2017. I hear from my constituents every day about the need to address this issue and the need for better public safety.
We need to stop crime before it starts. Improving public safety and reducing car break-ins will take a multi-pronged approach, and we have to use all of the tools available to us. One way to address this is through prevention and education. I want to partner with you to help spread the word to our neighbors and constituents about two important public safety initiatives:
and Security Camera Registry
We must educate ourselves, families and neighbors to not leave any valuables in your car. SFPD has trademarked the Park Smart! public education campaign to take all of your valuables with you. The San Francisco District Attorney's Office is asking for private citizens to register their security devices in order to assist law enforcement with investigations post-incident. The goal of the Security Camera Registry program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and the communities they serve. These initiatives are just the beginning to tackling this crisis head-on.
As your Supervisor, my number one priority is public safety. As part of my plan to meet our neighborhoods public safety needs, I will be holding a series of Public Safety Forums around the district. I will be joined by the Police, the District Attorney, neighborhood and merchant organizations, and District 2 residents.
Marina & Cow Hollow
Public Safety Town Hall Meeting
Monday, May 14th 6:00 PM
Sherman Elementary School Auditorium
Union Street Entrance
1651 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with me and my staff. I look forward to continue to champion these initiatives with you.
Catherine Stefani | District 2 Supervisor
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
City Hall, Room 260