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,” says Captain Flaherty. “We value the relationships we’ve built with the people we serve and we are here for the community as guardians.”
-Captain Denise Flaherty
Taraval Police Station
2345 - 24th Ave.
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