SFPD Taraval Station
2345 24th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
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SFPD Taraval Station community meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at various locations in the Taraval Station District. Check the SFPD calendar for details on Station community meetings and San Francisco events.
About the SFPD Taraval Station
The Taraval District is the city’s largest and most populous police jurisdiction, encompassing a large part of southwestern San Francisco. It is bordered by Golden Gate Park to the north, Ocean Beach to the west, Daly City to the south, and 7th Avenue down to Interstate 280 to the east. The district includes the inner and outer Sunset neighborhoods, as well as Parkside, Golden Gate Heights, Balboa Terrace, Ingleside Terrace, Monterey Heights, St. Francis Wood, Ingleside, Oceanview, West Portal, Lakeshore Acres, Country Club, Merced Manor, Park Merced, Edgehill, Laguna Honda, Lakeside, Merced Extension, Mount Davidson Manor and Sunset Heights. It oversees the safety of more than 30 public and private schools, the campus of SF State University, a shopping mall, parks, beaches, and public transit hubs. The red-brick station building is a former library directly across from McCoppin Square. Look for the sculpture of children sticking out over a window on its side. This station is part of the San Francisco Police Department's Golden Gate Division.
Meet your Station Captain – Eric Vintero
Captain Eric Vintero was born and raised in San Francisco, where he graduated from George Washington High School. He earned his Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice from City College of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. Vintero says he chose a law enforcement career because he wanted to help people and believes police officers make a difference in their communities. He graduated from the San Francisco Police Academy in April of 1995, after which he worked at Northern Station, Richmond Station, Ingleside Station, Southern Station, and on the Tactical SWAT team. As a sergeant, he worked at Tenderloin Station, Taraval Station, Park Station, Mission Station, Bayview Station, and on Robbery Detail. As a lieutenant, he worked at Tenderloin Station, Southern Station, Ingleside Station, and in the Legal Division. After his promotion to captain, Vintero served in Richmond Station, as Night Captain, and in the Homeland Security Unit and Crime Information Services.