SFBOS passed a law that allows people in uniforms to work as officers for businesses. It’s something that has been thought about for many years, and it will be good to help people with what is happening right now.
Until now, if a business wanted to pay someone to work overtime for them at their store, it had to be a San Francisco police officer. But because of staffing issues and the rise in retail theft, the SFPD could not meet all those requests. The SFPD could not meet the demand for what was asked of us. So now we have San Francisco Sheriff’s Department that will help with that problem.
There are not enough officers at the sheriff’s office. That won’t impact staffing levels at the moment. SF Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said, “This is voluntary overtime provided by our staff as opportunities for them to sign up and go outside to protect the retail establishments.“
The plan is not ready yet. The plan will be done after the current holiday season.
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