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.
Police 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.