Every few years, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) likes to do some command staff rotations, and it seems that it's our turn here in Mission Terrace, for a switcheroo at the Balboa Park/Ingleside police station, effective Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Captain "Joe" McFadden is a 4th-generation San Franciscan who has had a wide breath of policing experience in everything from patrols, to SWAT, to Homeland Security, to CSI, to training at the police academy. He's often expressed how much he has loved to serve our neighborhood, and is known to be a very approachable, responsive, and active in our community. Cpt. McFadden will be moving on to a city-wide investigative unit. He will certainly be missed.
In his stead, we welcome Captain Jack Hart. The Captain also a native San Franciscan and USF law school graduate, who wears the same badge number that his great-grandfather had. He's reported to be intellectually curious, reflective, a good listener, and holds offers to a standard of fairness, looking for their "heart set" dedicated to service, justice, compassion, and accountability. His work with Blue Courage emphasizes these values. Please welcome Cpt. Hart when you see him!
Please pay attention to the air quality index, as both humans and pets may be particular sensitive to the smoke coming over from the North Bay fires. It is recommended that those who are particularly sensitive, stay inside with the windows and doors closed, as much as possible.
On Saturday, September 30th, over 200 people gathered in Balboa Park, for our first Movie In The Park event. Disney's "Wreck It Ralph" was shown, and is a story about video game characters who are misunderstood, and the perceived villain ends up being the unlikely hero for this delightful family movie.
In addition to enjoying this hilarious movie, the event also included; popcorn, raffle prizes, and an all-around good time with the community.
Thanks to Sean and Andrea of the Dark Horse Inn and the Excelsior Outer Mission Merchants and the office of Supervisor Safai for making this event such a great success.
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