Refunding the Sheriff’s Department

Refund the SF Sheriff

San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Association

San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

A Call to Prioritize Public Safety and Invest in Community Protection

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, June 15, 2023/ — As concerns about public safety and law enforcement resources continue to mount, it is imperative that we address the funding challenges faced by our Sheriff’s Department. Today, San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SFDSA) is calling for a concerted effort to refund the Sheriff’s Department and ensure that our community is safeguarded effectively.

In recent years, the Sheriff’s Department has faced significant budget cuts and staffing shortages, creating a strain on its ability to maintain law and order. Our deputies work tirelessly to protect our neighborhoods, but they are being stretched thin due to limited resources. It is time for us to take action and demand the necessary financial support to enable them to fulfill their vital roles.

Our call for refunding the Sheriff’s Department centers around three key initiatives:

Increased Budgets: We must advocate for larger budgets allocated to the Sheriff’s Department to address its pressing needs. Adequate funding will allow for the recruitment and retention of highly trained personnel, investment in modern equipment and technology, and the implementation of innovative programs to enhance public safety.

Enhanced Staffing: It is crucial to address the staffing shortages within the Sheriff’s Department. Insufficient personnel not only strains existing deputies but also compromises our community’s safety. By advocating for increased staffing levels, we ensure that our deputies can respond promptly to emergencies, proactively address crime, and provide the necessary support to maintain a secure environment for all.

Longevity Incentive: Retaining experienced deputies is vital for the continuity and effectiveness of our Sheriff’s Department. We propose the implementation of a longevity incentive program to encourage seasoned deputies to remain in service. By providing attractive incentives such as increased benefits or career development opportunities, we can retain invaluable expertise and maintain a well-rounded and capable law enforcement force.

To further our cause, San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association urges concerned citizens, community leaders, and organizations to join us in supporting the refunding of the Sheriff’s Department. We invite you to take action by emailing your support to Brent Jalipa, the Clerk of the Board, at [email protected]. We encourage you to copy [email protected] to ensure that your message reaches the appropriate channels and decision-makers.

By voicing our collective concern and advocating for the refunding of the Sheriff’s Department, we can demonstrate our commitment to public safety and the well-being of our community. Together, let’s make our voices heard and ensure that our law enforcement officials have the resources they need to protect and serve us effectively.

Kenneth Lomba
San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
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