Taraval Station

About Us

Overview
all_districts_map_3Taraval Police Station is one of ten patrol stations of the San Francisco Police Department. The other nine stations are: Central, Southern, Bayview, Mission, Northern, Park, Richmond, Ingleside, and Tenderloin. Taraval Police District is in the southwestern part of the City. It is bordered by the Golden Gate Park to the North, Ocean Beach to the West, Daly City to the South, and 7th Avenue down to Interstate 280 to the East. The District has an area of 10.8 square miles and about 163,000 residents. It is the largest and the most populous police district. Taraval has a state university, a shopping mall, commercial corridors, parks, beaches, and public transit hubs. It is one of the most desired places to live, work, shop, and visit. San Francisco police officers assigned to work at Taraval Station are deeply privileged to be part of such an active community.
Patrol Sectors
district_sectors_05There are six (6) patrol sectors in the Taraval Police District. Any police officer can patrol and respond to calls in any sector. However there are officers assigned to each patrol sector as their area of responsibility.
Footbeats
district_beats_07Taraval Police District has three footbeat officers assigned to each of the three major business areas: Irving Street, Ocean Avenue, and West Portal Avenue.
School Officers
taraval_schools_07The Taraval Police District has many different types of public and private schools. Although every officer assigned to the District is responsible for patrolling these school campuses, there are specifically-assigned officers who dedicate their time and effort to protecting our children and school staff. These police officers are hand-picked by the Captain and are called “School Resource Officers” or “SROs.” In addition to routinely checking each campus, SROs build rapport with students and staff members. As a result, school administrators don’t hesitate to praise these Officers.PUBLIC high, middle, and elementary schools in Taraval:
Abraham Lincoln High – 2162 24th Ave / Santiago St
Lowell High – 1101 Eucalyptus Dr / Forest View Dr
A.P. Giannini Middle – 3151 Ortega St / 37th Ave
Aptos Middle – 105 Aptos Ave / Ocean Ave
Herbert Hoover Middle – 2290 14th Ave / Santiago St
Alice Fong Yu Elementary – 1541 12th Ave / Lawton St
Commodore Sloat Elementary – 50 Darien Wy / Ocean Ave
Diane Feinstein Elementary – 2550 25th Ave / Vicente St
Francis Scott Key Elementary – 1530 43rd Ave / Kirkham St
Jefferson Elementary – 1725 Irving St / 18th Ave
Lakeshore Elementary – 220 Middlefield Dr / Eucalyptus Dr
Lawton Alternative School – 1570 31st Ave / Lawton St
Ortega Elementary – 400 Sargent St / Vernon St
Sheridan Elementary – 431 Capitol Ave / Farallones St
Stevenson Elementary – 2051 34th Ave / Quintara St
Sunset Elementary – 1920 41st Ave / Ortega St
Ulloa Elementary – 2650 42nd Ave / Vicente St
West Portal Elementary – 5 Lenox Wy / Taraval StPRIVATE and RELIGIOUS schools in Taraval:
Brandeis Hillel Day School – 655 Brotherhood Wy
Cornerstone Academy – 1925 Lawton St / 25th Ave
Holy Name School – 1560 40th Ave / Lawton St
KZV Armenian School – 825 Brotherhood Wy
Lycée Français (French High School) – 1201 Ortega St / 19th Ave
Mercy High – 3250 19th Ave / Rossmoor Dr
Russian American International School – 1250 Quintara St / 22nd Ave
Saint Anne School- 1320 14th Ave / Irving St
Saint Brendan Catholic School – 940 Laguna Honda Blvd / Ulloa St
Saint Cecilia School – 660 Vicente St / 18th Ave
Saint Gabriel Elementary – 2550 41st Ave / Ulloa
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory – 2001 37th Ave / Quintara St
Saint Stephen School – 401 Eucalyptus Dr / 19th Ave
Saint Thomas More School – 50 Thomas More Wy / Brotherhood Wy
SF Montessori Academy – 1566 32nd Ave / Lawton St
Seventh Day Adventist Elementary – 66 Geneva Ave / Howth St
Stratford School – 301 De Montfort Ave / Jules Ave
The Maria Montessori of Golden Gate – 62 Lenox Wy / Taraval St
Voice of Pentecost Academy – 1970 Ocean Ave / Lakewood Ave
West Portal Lutheran School – 3101 Moraga St / 37th Ave
Woodside International School – 1555 Irving St / 17th Ave
Waldorf High – 470 West Portal Ave / Sloat BlvdALTERNATIVE schools in Taraval:
Edgewood Center – 1801 Vicente St / 29th Ave
Walden House Residential – 1360 43rd Ave / Judah St
Traffic Officers
traffic_01Police officers are dedicated to traffic safety and enforcement in the Taraval Police District. These officers are trained and have great experience in traffic-related enforcement and investigations.  Since Taraval is the largest Police District, there are many motor vehicles that travel on its roads. Traffic safety is consistently identified by the residents as one of the most important issues. Usually two traffic officers are on duty each day. In bad weather, these officers continue to do their work by driving in police cars.
Homeless Outreach Officer
homeless_01Taraval Station is privileged to have an experienced officer who is dedicated to helping the homeless population. Since the District is a large area, there are specific places where a number of homeless people stay or visit. The homeless are exposed to bad weather and are vulnerable victims because they live outside. The Homeless Officer checks on their wellbeing and refers them to social help programs.
Station Investigations Team
sit_01Taraval Station has four(4) criminal investigators and one (1) acting lieutenant in charge (or Officer in Charge). They are all experienced and well-trained. They follow-up on criminal complaints and arrests. The investigators also work face-to-face with an Assistant District Attorney who is specifically assigned to work with them. They review initial criminal charges and evidence, and interview witnesses to determine what course of action to take. The investigators can add, remove, or change criminal charges.
Taraval Neighborhood Team
tnt_01The Taraval Neighborhood Team (TNT) investigates any criminal activity that affects the quality-of-life in our neighborhoods. The Team works closely with the Station Investigations Team (SIT) and with City-wide special investigative units. They conduct precision surveillance, watch people on probation and parole, follow-up on criminal gang activities, develop rapport with community assets, and carry-out any special investigation.