Mission Station

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Bill Griffin

Often referred to as “the heart of the city,” the Mission District covers the area east of Twin Peaks to the James Lick Freeway, and south of Market Street to Cesar Chavez Street. Because of its geographical configuration that insulates it from the city’s fog and wind that affects so many other areas of town, the district’s sunny climate makes it a pleasant place in which to live. In recent years, the Mission has become a destination spot for specialty restaurants and shops, as well as having a burgeoning club scene.

Originally built in 1902 at 17th and Treat Streets, the station relocated to 1240 Valencia Street in 1950. A new Mission Station, with triple the square footage of the old station, a community room and special secure holding areas, opened in 1994.

Captain William Griffin grew up in San Francisco’s Richmond District and attended George Washington High School. His father- a juvenile probation officer with the City for over 30 years- encouraged him to explore a career in law enforcement. Captain Griffin graduated from the SFPD Academy in 1981 and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management.  His career includes assignments to several SFPD stations, including Mission, Southern, Park (as a Sergeant), Northern (where he was promoted to Lieutenant), and Ingleside. He was promoted to Captain of the Traffic Division at the Airport Bureau in March 2016, before returning to lead Mission station in March 2017.

“It’s exciting and fulfilling to be captain at Mission Station, where I began my law enforcement career,”... “It is a very diverse community, facing unique challenges and also opportunities. I’m a believer in community collaboration. By coming together, we’re able to find common ground and ways to work together to solve problems.”
-Captain Bill Griffin


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Mission Police Station

District Map 630 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 558-5400
Email:[email protected] Emergency, dial: 911
Non-emergency, dial: (415) 553-0123
TIP LINE: (415) 552-4558
Station Directory Community Meetings Community Updates

TTY (Line for hearing impaired): 
(415) 431-6241
Permit Officer: (415) 558-5413
Fax: (415) 558-5447

When: Every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, & Nov)
Place: Mission Station

Community Updates are an information newsletter to inform the Mission residents of incidents occurring in the district.

For all updated incidents and Newsletter's, please go to Mission Station's website