SFPD Mission Station
About the SFPD Mission Station
The Mission District, in the heart of downtown San Francisco, covers the area east of Twin Peaks to the James Lick Freeway and south of Market Street to Cesar Chavez Street. Insulated from the fog and wind affecting much of the rest of the city, residents enjoy a rare number of sunny days. In recent years the Mission has become a hub for specialty restaurants, shops and night clubs.
The Mission Station was first built in 1902 at 17th and Treat Streets, after which it was relocated in 1950 to 1240 Valencia Street. In 1994, the station was rebuilt and expanded to three times its original size. The red-brick building with its bright green front door includes a spacious lobby and a community room for monthly meetings. This station is part of the San Francisco Police Department's Metro Division.
Meet your Station Captain - Gaetano Caltagirone
Captain Gaetano Caltagirone belongs to the first generation of his Sicilian family to be born and raised in San Francisco. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College before deciding to make his career in law enforcement. He has worked as a patrol officer in the Bayview, Central, Park, and Southern districts, and as a sergeant in the Tenderloin District. On his promotion to lieutenant he was responsible for the Market Street foot beat patrol and served as lieutenant of patrol at Southern Station. He also worked in the Airport Bureau’s Traffic and Patrol Divisions and as lieutenant of the Taraval Station Investigation Team and at Tenderloin Station. Caltagirone became the acting night captain at Mission Station in July 2017, taking over as captain three months later.
"The Mission is a multicultural San Francisco melting pot in one district. Our town squares include the Castro and Dolores Park, where people from around the world come to enjoy themselves and express their point of view. The diversity of our officers reflects the diversity of our district, and we are committed to treating community members like family members, providing them with the utmost respect and service that we can give them.”
- Captain Gaetano Caltagirone
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