Southern Police Station Entrance at 1251 3rd Street

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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 6 PM, call Southern Station for the latest upcoming meeting details. CPAB meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 PM at Southern Station. Check the SFPD calendar for time and more details on Southern Station community meetings and department 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.


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Meet your Station Captain - Luke Martin

Captain Luke Martin was born in San Francisco and raised in San Francisco's Excelsior District. His family relocated to San Mateo where he attended Serra High School. After completing two years of college, Captain Martin followed in his father's footsteps and joined the San Franciso Police Department.

Captain Martin joined the San Francisco Police Academy in October 1998. During his time with the SFPD, Captain Martin worked in a number of assignments including Mission, Bayview, Northern, and Central Stations. He has also worked in a number of investigative units and served as the Lieutenant in Special Operations Traffic Division/Solo Unit.

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