Patrol Special Officer Alan ByardThe San Francisco Patrol Special Police, a private security force that has co-existed alongside city-employed police officers since the days of the Gold Rush, has elected a leader to head its officers' professional association.The Patrol Special Police Officers As ... More >>
'Officer Jane,' Jane WarnerSupervisor and mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday to name the recently created mini-park at Castro and 17th Streets in honor of Jane Warner, a longtime city security officer who died May 8. It would become Jane Warner Plaza if Dufty's ... More >>
Officials from San Francisco's Patrol Special Police, a quasi-public community policing agency, have identified the officer who shot a suspect in the gun battle outside the Suede nightclub over the weekend that left one dead and four wounded.Patrol Special Officer Robert Burns -- who was on duty ... More >>
Nearly extinct and long at odds with the SFPD, the little-known San Francisco Patrol Special Police appears poised for a comeback.
They look like cops. They carry guns like cops. They can even arrest you like cops. But San Francisco's patrol special officers are a different breed of police - one marked for extinction by the SFPD and powers that be.