Taraval Station

Photo of Taraval Station Captain Flaherty in Uniform

Denise Flaherty

The Taraval Police District encompasses a large area of the western part of San Francisco, extending from the West of Twin Peaks to the Pacific Ocean and south to the County line, and north to Lincoln Way. Largely residential, the Taraval district contains many schools, private and public, San Francisco State University, and the San Francisco Zoo. It features shopping areas like Irving, Judah, Noriega, Taraval West Portal, as well as Stonestown. Keeping the Romanesque-style brick exterior, the building was completely overhauled in 1996 through a 1987 bond issue. Like the other nine district stations, Taraval includes a community meeting room.

Neighborhoods in the Taraval District include the Inner Sunset, Outer Sunset, Parkside, Golden Gate Heights, Balboa Terrace, Ingleside Terrace, Monterey Heights, St. Francis Wood, Ingleside, Oceanview, West Portal, Lakeshore Acres, Country Club, Merced Manor, Park Merced, Edgehill, Laguna Honda, Lakeside, Merced Extension, Mount Davidson Manor and Sunset Heights.

A fourth generation San Franciscan, Captain Denise Flaherty grew up on the Mission District. She explored the field of medicine before deciding on a career in law enforcement, joining SFPD in 1991. While serving in Central, Northern, Taraval, Richmond, Ingleside, Tenderloin and Park Districts, Captain Flaherty worked as a patrol sergeant, Inspector in the Narcotics Unit, Sergeant in the Burglary Detail, and Lieutenant in the Homeland Security and the Tenderloin Task Force. She became Captain of Taraval Station in 2012.

“At Taraval Station, we work closely with our community members to find common strategies to make our neighborhoods safer,” ... “We value the relationships we’ve built with the people we serve and we are here for the community as guardians.”
-Captain Denise Flaherty


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Taraval Police Station

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2345 - 24th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-3100
Email: [email protected]

Emergency, dial: 911
Non-emergency, dial: (415) 553-0123
TIP LINE: (415) 242-9753

Chinese Speaking Tip Line:
(415) 315-2435

Station Directory Community Meetings Community Updates

TTY Line (for hearing impaired):
(415) 753-7154
Permit Officer: (415) 759-3123
Fax: (415) 753-7220

Please contact Taraval Station regarding day, time, and location for the next Community Meeting or follow us on Twitter (@SFPDTaraval).

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