Taraval 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.
There 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.
Taraval Police District has three footbeat officers assigned to each of the three major business areas: Irving Street, Ocean Avenue, and West Portal Avenue.