The city of South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo county, 10 miles south of San Francisco. The city is also located along the Bay Area's main transportation routes, including Highways 101, 280, Caltrain, and San Francisco International Airport. South San Francisco is the birthplace of the biotechnology industry, housing over 80 companies on some 3.5 million square feet.
The South San Francisco Police Department is allotted 83 sworn and 35 civilian positions and is divided into two Divisions: Operations and Services. The Operations Division includes Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Downtown Bike Patrol, K-9, Neighborhood Response Team, SWAT/Hostage Negotiations, and Traffic/Motors. The Services Division includes Communications, Community Relations, Property/Evidence, Records, Planning, and Recruiting. Each Division is commanded by a Captain.
The Department's philosophy is one of participative management, with a high degree of emphasis on training and education. It employs team and community-oriented policing and problem-solving concepts and recognizes the importance of staying contemporary with technological advances.
Abandoned Vehicle Hot Line: (650) 829-3939
Anonymous Tip E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous Tip Line: (650) 952-2244
Community Relations: (650) 877-8922
E-Mail (General Questions and Concerns): email@example.com
PD Emergency Line: (650) 873-3333
PD Non-emergency Line / Records: (650) 877-8900
Spanish Hot Line: (650) 829-3911
Traffic Complaints: (650) 829-3790