SFPD Southern Station

1251 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

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SFPD Southern Station community meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at various locations in the Southern Station District. Check the SFPD calendar for time and more details on Station community meetings and San Francisco events.

Station Contacts

Phone 1-415-575-6000
TTY (hearing-impaired) 1-415-575-6079
Email [email protected]
Anonymous Tip Line 1-415-552-4901
Fax 1-415-575-6090
Permit Officer 1-415-575-6000

General Contacts

Emergency Phone 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Phone 1-415-553-0123
City Services & Questions 3-1-1
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About the SFPD Southern Station

The Southern District encompasses the South of Market area, the Embarcadero, China Basin, Mission Bay, and Treasure Island, and Yerba Buena Island.  It commences at a point on the water north of where Mission St. intersects with The Embarcadero, west on Mission St. (including both sides, except for any location within the Westfield Mall) to South Van Ness Ave.; north on South Van Ness Ave. (including both sides) to Market St.; west on Market St. (including both sides) to Duboce Ave.; east on Duboce Ave. (excluding both sides) to 13th St.; east on 13th St. (excluding both sides) to Division St.; east on Division St. (excluding both sides) to Vermont St.; south on Vermont St. (including both sides) to Mariposa St.; east on Mariposa St. (excluding both sides) extending to the water's edge beyond Terry Francois Blvd.; north along the water's edge to the point of origin at the intersection of Mission St. and The Embarcadero. The entire area of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island is under the command of Southern Station.

The district was once a mostly industrial area, but in recent years has flourished with new restaurants and bars. It’s also a center of residential development, the home of the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park and the home of the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center. As of 2015, the Southern District has also been home to the SFPD administrative offices within the new Public Safety Building in Mission Bay.

The original Southern station was a shack located at 4th and Clara streets. After being destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, it reopened in 1926 as an elaborate Spanish Baroque style building designed by Albert Coffey. In 1961, Southern Station was relocated to the first floor of the Hall of Justice, and in 2015 moved once again, this time into the new Public Safety Building at 1251 3rd Street. This station is part of the San Francisco Police Department's Metro Division.


Captain's Message
Captain, Falvey Timothy

Meet your Station Captain - Timothy Falvey

Captain Timothy Falvey was born in San Francisco and raised in South San Francisco, where he graduated from El Camino High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of San Francisco and worked for seven years as an accountant before deciding police work was more interesting. Falvey’s grandfather, two uncles, three cousins, one cousin's husband and one of his best childhood friends had all served in the SFPD and seemed to enjoy their jobs.

Falvey joined the San Francisco Police Academy in June 1995. As commanding officer of the Tactical Company, he oversaw the Tactical Unit (SWAT Team), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (Bomb Squad), Hondas, Tactical Canines, Mounted Unit, Specialist Team and the Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Team. Captain Falvey also oversaw the Tactical unit’s critical support to patrol officers as it responds to crises such as hostage rescue operations and assists with security during planned and unplanned demonstrations.

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