Chief of Police, George Gascòn to Visit May 27th HVNA Meeting
San Franciscoís new Chief of Police, George GascÚn, will attend the May 27th Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association meeting. He will address issues concerning Hayes Valley, the Western Addition and Lower Haight neighborhoods. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Korean American Cultural Center at the corner of Buchanan and Grove Streets.
Chief Gascòn took the lead of the San Francisco Police Department on August 7, 2009. Prior to his move to our city, Chief Gascòn was Chief of Police for the Mesa Police Department in Arizona for three years. Chief Gascòn proudly served the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for more than 28 years. In his final assignment before joining the Mesa Police Department, Gascòn served as LAPD’s Assistant Police Chief and Director over the Office of Operations.
Gascòn was appointed to the LAPD in April 1978, where he served as an officer until 1981, when he left the department to pursue a career in business management while volunteering as a reserve officer. Gascòn returned to law enforcement full-time in April 1987, and quickly moved thru the ranks of the LAPD where he served as an Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Commander, Deputy Chief and Assistant Police Chief.
Chief Gascòn received a B.A. degree in History from California State University, Long Beach, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Western State University, College of Law. He is an active member of the California Bar Association.
Chief Gascòn’s hard-earned expertise in police accountability, community policing, Chief of Police, George Gascòn to Visit May 27th HVNA Meeting police training, hiring practices, management accountability, and use of force have been highlighted in numerous professional settings. He is a published author. He has written articles concerning police training and COMPSTAT. Chief Gascòn continues to share his philosophy of COMPSTAT development, and implementation with law enforcement agencies nationwide.
We are fortunate that the Chief will be spending time at this meeting concentrating on our local issues, while giving us an overview of issues city-wide. Please come share your thoughts, concerns and suggestions.