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Thank you for Supporting the Badge

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The Daly City Police Officers Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement family. Thank YOU for joining our police family and being part of a community team that connects us all together! Your donation has helped us reach our a...
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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve. Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here! Our officers frequently go into harm’s way to protect our communit...
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Get your Pink Patch Today!

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The Daly City Police Officers' Association is participating in the Pink Patch project.   As part of this initiative, the Daly City POA is selling their pink patches directly to the community for $10 each. The proceeds from sale of the patches will go to the Susan G. Komen organization to help fund research, treatment and education in order to help end breast cancer. You can purchase your patch at the Daly City Police Station: Business hours, Monday-Friday, 8am - 6pm, Saturday 8am-noon....
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Remembering 9/11

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September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.
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Officer Calms Nervous Child

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We love the viral video from HeartThreads that tells the story of a Texas police officer calming down a nervous child. He let the boy sit in his patrol car and gave him a tour of the police department. The best part? That boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up now! Can’t wait to have you as a brother in law enforcement, Jacob! Check out the video here!
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RIP Alex Rohleder

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The Daly City POA is saddened to announce the passing of Sergeant Alex Rohleder. On July 16th, Alex passed away in his sleep while recovering from surgery at home. Our Daly City community knew him for his involvement in church, and the fundraisers he organized to benefit local organizations in need. His contagious laugh, his work ethic, and his great personality are part of his legacy that we will never forget, and he will be deeply missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.   We ...
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Austin Police Brothers & Sisters in Capes

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Our brothers and sisters in blue may not normally wear capes on the job, but the Austin Police Department did when they dressed up as superheroes at their local children’s medical center. We love sharing what our fellow law enforcement officers are doing in their communities! Check out the PoliceOne.com story and full KXAN video here.
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2018 Line of Duty Deaths

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Our country has struggled with the balance of political correctness, maintaining civil rest and protecting those who protect our communities. So far in 2018, too many law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty helping to maintain these principles. Let’s take a moment to remember all of these brave heroes by reviewing the 2018 Honor Roll of Heroes… Click here to learn about them.
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in Wa...
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Thank you for your support

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The Daly City Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “ One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.”  Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank ...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Daly City Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Daly City Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to fund th...
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Why Politics Matter

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Officers Need Help (from you)!!! For most of us, including those in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, the longer those of us in this profession, do the job, we learn that simply cannot be further from the truth. That’s why, it important that you, the general public know, the decisions you make in the voting booth, significantly impact our duties, our long term effectiveness and the communit...
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9/11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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Starr Thompson - "A man for the ages and an unlikely friendship" - Part 2 of 2

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As you know, last month we featured several stories on national police week. From that, we have one special story which relates to the gentleman we featured prior, Starr Thompson. In case you missed it, Starr Thompson is a 95 yr old widowed, WWII veteran, who by mere chance encounter, befriended a 7 year old boy named Chase and his dad, Dan Borgstrom one day, while at lunch. Dan and Starr immediately made a connection and have become dear friends ever since; meeting each week for lunch, life les...
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Starr Thompson - "A man for the ages and an unlikely friendship" - Part 1 of 2

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On a cold winter day, in Tuscaloosa Alabama, just weeks before Christmas 1923, 21 year old Officer Kenneth Thompson was working patrol, when he spotted a potential stolen vehicle near the local high school. As he approached the vehicle to investigate, he observed 2 subjects sitting inside the vehicle. It is believed that as he began speaking to them, he became more suspicious of their activity, and asked them to turn off the vehicle's engine. The driver failed to do so, and as Thompson reached i...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Daly City Local Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Daly City POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking He...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Daly City POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page.   If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

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When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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Serramonte Center to get $109 million upgrade


On June 22, 2015, the City of Daly City Council unanimously approved a redevelopment plan for Serramonte Center. The redevelopment will include the addition of over 200,000 square feet of space, to its already 895,000 sq ft. Ground breaking should begin within weeks. This project will be completed in mulitple phases, with the first phase including the construction of a Dave & Buster's.
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Citizens Academy 7 Offers Daly City Residents an Introduction to Local Government Operations

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A relatively small percentage of the more than 100,000 living in Daly City have even a basic understanding of how their local government works.  Thanks to Daly City’s Citizens Academy, you have the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of your city.  Daly City is accepting applications for its Seventh Annual Citizens Academy.  Returning this fall, the nine-week course begins September 25 and continues through November 20. Classroom sessions will take place Thursday ...
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City Offices Closed Friday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

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City offices, libraries, and community centers will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day.  Parking enforcement to accommodate street sweeping will be suspended for the day.  Street sweeping and parking enforcement will resume on Monday, July 7. Garbage and recycling collection will follow the regular schedule. T he Daly City Police and Fire Departments will remain open on Independence Day.  To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1.  Call (650) 991-81...
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Music teacher charged with touching students

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A substitute music teacher at a Daly City fine arts school inappropriately touched the chests of three female students while giving them piano lessons, according to prosecutors who charged him with 10 counts of child molestation. Brian Butts, 28, of Danville, taught guitar and piano at MusicArt Studio, School of Music and Fine Arts on Northgate Avenue, for two months between April and June of this year while the owner was in Spain. Upon his return, two girls ages 13 and 15 reported that Butts ha...
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Women Leading Government Honors City Manager Patricia Martel with 2014 Career Excellence Award

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Women Leading Government presented Patricia E. Martel, City Manager of Daly City, with the 2014 Career Excellence Award, at the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. Women Leading Government is a professional organization committed to the development of women leaders in the field of public service. The award recognizes forward thinking women leaders who are dedicated to the field of local government, committed...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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