Patrol Specials are the only security business permitted
to patrol the streets of San Francisco. (Municipal Code Sec. 1750)

San Francisco Patrol
Special Police Association

Official Website

Visit the Special Neighborhood Policing website, a support group of and for Patrol Special Police Officers.


Patrol Special response to the
Mass. study of the Patrol Special Police

"There’s no question that in some places there are people who certainly are in favor of having Patrol Specials. This is not to take away from the quality of service that Patrol Special officers provide because I think some of them are very professional and they are very courteous and very effective in what they do.”
Police Chief George Gascon
(quoted in the Bay Guardian, March 12, 2010)

"Those businesses that get good service love it."  Police Commission President, Dr. Joe Marshall
(quoted in the SF Examiner, November 3, 2010)

"There is a role for the special police as extra eyes and ears for police officers." Gary Delagnes, President, Police Officers Association (reported in the Wall Street Journal 11/18/10)

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