Nick Rainsford

Captain, Rainsford Nicholas
Field Operations Bureau, Golden Gate Division
Taraval Station

Captain Nick Rainsford was born and raised as a first generation San Franciscan in the Sunset District after his family emigrated from Ireland. After attending St. Gabriel’s Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco, he joined the USMC Reserves and worked in the construction industry. Captain Rainsford joined SFPD in 1994 and worked assignments at Bayview, Central, Tenderloin, Richmond and Ingleside Stations. After serving as the Captain of the Staff Services Division which oversees the Recruitment, Backgrounds and Staffing & Deployment Units, he became Taraval Station Captain in December, 2018.