Best SFPD Flack - 2009
Sergeant Lyn Tomioka
Calling the cops is rarely a pleasant experience. But ever since Lyn Tomioka joined the media relations team at the Hall of Justice, it's been nothing but goodies, goodies, and gumdrops. The former patrol supervisor in the Richmond District transferred to media relations late last year and turned out to be a natural. She's effortlessly polite and charming on the phone, and swift in getting reporters the information they need. Also, there's just something soothing about that voice of hers. Born in England and raised in the South Pacific, she has an exotic hybrid accent that can soften even the worst of news. Tomioka says her philosophy is simple: Speak to people the way you would like to be spoken to. We're not sure where she picked up this novel approach, but we absolutely commend it.