Safety Message from Captain Paul Yep, Central Station

From SFPD Central Station Newsletter, April 19, 2017

Dear Central District residents, merchants and community members,

During the past month I have been asked frequently about how to report crimes and how to obtain important City services. Here is some information I published in a previous newsletter that may be useful for you and your neighbors!

If you are reporting a crime that is in progress, dial 9-1-1 immediately. Also, call 9-1-1 to report fires, medical emergencies and any emergencies related to public safety.

To report a non-emergency incident (a crime that has already occurred and the suspects are gone), please call the SFPD non-emergency phone number at 415-553-0123 to have an Officer dispatched to meet with you.

You may also go to any SFPD district station to make a report. Central Station is located at: 766 Vallejo Street.

For your convenience, the following crimes may be reported on-line using the SFPD’s main website (http://

  • Harassing Phone Calls: When you are experiencing annoying calls – with no known suspects; for example, hang-ups or heavy breathing.
  • Lost Property: When property has disappeared and not stolen. If you think it could have been taken but you have no idea by who, you may enter the report online.
  • Theft: When property is stolen but there has been no illegal entry or contact by the thief.
  • Vandalism/Graffiti: The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property, including graffiti.
  • Vehicle Burglary: When property was stolen from a vehicle.
  • Vehicle Tampering: Tampering with a motor vehicle, including vandalism/graffiti of the vehicle.

When you call 9-1-1 or the SFPD non-emergency number, you are actually calling the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and a trained professional will prioritize your call and send you the closest and most appropriate resource(s). Important data and tracking information will also be captured to assist in getting help to you in the most efficient manner.

Please note, the Central District Police Station email account is NOT monitored daily and was not set up to take reports of criminal incidents or suspicious occurrences.

Additionally, although we post information on social media such as Nextdoor and Twitter for informational purposes, the Police Department does not and cannot view your neighborhood Nextdoor posts and chats, because of privacy concerns. Please encourage your Nextdoor contacts to report incidents to the Police when they post information regarding crimes and any public safety issues on Nextdoor.

If you are concerned about a homeless person in San Francisco, call 3-1-1 to make a report. The 3-1-1 staff will talk with you to determine if the call is referred to the San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team (SF HOT) or other emergency response services. Visit the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing’s website ( for more information.

Next Community Meeting: Monday, May 1, 2017 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street Dining Room, Plaza Level

Captain Paul Yep, Commanding Officer, Central Station