South San Francisco Police Department

Police Department
Chief Jeff Azzopardi welcomes you to the South San Francisco Police Department online. The South San Francisco Police Department serves a population of over 60,000 residents, and nearly 100,000 people who work here during the week.

The city of South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo county, 10 miles south of San Francisco. The city is also located along the Bay Area's main transportation routes, including Highways 101, 280, Caltrain, and San Francisco International Airport. South San Francisco is the birthplace of the biotechnology industry, housing over 80 companies on some 3.5 million square feet.

The South San Francisco Police Department is allotted 83 sworn and 35 civilian positions and is divided into two Divisions: Operations and Services. The Operations Division includes Patrol, Investigations and Traffic. The Services Division includes Communications, Records and Community Relations. Each Division is commanded by a Captain.

The Department's philosophy is one of participative management, with a high degree of emphasis on training and education. It employs team and community-oriented policing and problem-solving concepts and recognizes the importance of staying contemporary with technological advances.