Central Station Captain Paul Yep was born at San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital and raised in Chinatown. He attended Lowell High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. He joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1996, serving first as a patrol officer at Central, Northern, Southern and Taraval Police Stations. He has also worked in the Community Relations Unit, Domestic Violence Reduction Unit, Vice Crimes Division and station investigations teams. Before his promotion to captain in 2016, Yep was the director of basic training for the Police Academy.