Commander Teresa Ewins was born in Santa Monica, California, and raised in Malibu and Danville. She attended college at Sonoma State, where she played on a soccer team that won the Division II Championship. Ewins is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and of a Harvard Kennedy School summer course in State and Local Government.
“At a young age, I wanted to be an officer and that desire never went away,” Ewins says. She joined the SFPD at age 30 and has never regretted that decision.