SFPD Southern Station
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.
About the SFPD Southern Station
The SFPD’s Southern District extends south from Mission Street to Mariposa Street and east to the Bay. It encompasses the Ferry Building, the South of Market area, the Embarcadero, China Basin and Mission Bay.
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 future 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.
Meet your Station Captain - Laura Knight
Captain Laura Knight joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1990 and began her career with assignments at Central Station, Taraval Station, and Northern Station. As a Sergeant, she served at the Police Academy, Southern Station, Central Station and Northern Station. Upon being promoted to Lieutenant, Knight was assigned to Bayview Station, the Gang Task Force, Southern Station, and Park Station. As Captain, Knight served with the UASI Homeland Security Unit and Crime Information Services Unit, until being assigned to Southern Station in June, 2019.
“Policing in the Southern District is all about collaborating with our diverse communities to build trust, increase our responsiveness and ensure the safety of the public.”
- Captain Laura Knight
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