Merchants, city officials, residents and visitors to the South San Francisco downtown area expressed concerns regarding the need for increased patrol specifically in the downtown area. Concerns varied from transients loitering in the area, traffic congestion, suspicious persons/vehicles at closing times, and criminal activity such as gang activity, narcotics activity and graffiti. Downtown merchants have also just requested more of a police presence in the area.
The South San Francisco Police Department Downtown Bicycle Patrol's mission is to better the quality of life in the downtown area. We launch an aggressive campaign each summer to make the downtown area a safer and more hospitable area for all.
The Downtown Bicycle Patrol works with all who work in, live in or visit the downtown area by educating and enforcing proper and legal behavior. This mission is accomplished by speaking with citizens, distributing information, warnings and proper enforcement. We initiate security meetings with the various merchants in the downtown area in order to educate them and their employees regarding taking appropriate security measures. We continuously monitor and enforce the transient encampments in the area.
2016 Bike Patrol: Officer Mike Butterfield and Officer Will Herrera