Mikail Ali

Deputy Chief, Ali Mikail
Deputy Chief
Airport Bureau

Deputy Chief Mikail Ali is a third-generation San Franciscan who was born here at the height of the U.S. civil rights movement. Raised in Oakland, he returned to San Francisco to attend Balboa High School. Ali then attended City College and San Francisco State University, after which he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership from the University of San Francisco. Ali joined the SFPD in 1992. He says he chose his career in law enforcement because “I saw an opportunity to help and improve the quality of life in the community that I grew up in.”