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the first was to provide training. asserting authority of effectively with juveniles, recognizing traumatized youth. the committee strongly suggest turning in corporate scenarios for real life. the police academy, captain arad is here, returned from seattle -- captain barrett is here, returned from seattle. youth will be trained to understand adolescent development, cognitive development, moral development,
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social development, physical development, brain development. one of the foremost crane neurologist has offered to do the pro bono, so we are going to be talking with him to see what he has inind. the difference between adolescence and adult with napier pressure appeared the will work to reduce stress and build stronger relationships with youth, and the officer would spend the entire afternoon in places like the boys and girls clubs around town. anybody who wants officers in their building, they will do i have stay in the academy of least once a month, not being police officers but just working with kids, and developed a questionnaire regarding cops
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perception of kids and kids' perceptions of cops, and the escalation -- de escalation techniques, active listening, trigger for adolescent that lead to conflict with police. there is widespread distribution. beat cops. there will be the first officers trained to do presentations for youth in their district, and we would further the distribution of know your rights pamphlets. standardize relationships between the high schools and
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district stations. i think i am missing a page. i spoke to about a bit of the board of supervisors, and we look forward to doing that. i know one of the things -- this is the last page. do you have the whole thing? we will work with them to establish. they are mainly concerned with officers to make sure they know what to expect.
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the interaction and it was not well-received some years ago, and i will work with mendoza or whoever we need to work with to, with a standardized response, and the last recommendation -- do you remember what the fourth one was? i have the response. >> we are good. >> he works hard to prepare a brief presentations, so you
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might want to get a chance to do that. we do have to switch gears. friday at about 2:00 in the morning was when the body was found underneath the freeway on main street. we did find the crime scene. we are pursuing leads the reader and -- we are pursuing believes. we had a shooting at louisburg. this victim was young, 20 years old. goothat would have been the one.
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washington was talking about. the suspect was 21 years old. it takes those 219 homicides for the year, and we were having a very good year. we are a better city when we are not having this sort of thing happened. i will defer the rest of my time
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to the use commissioners richard -- to youth commissioners and answer questions. >> i think that maybe we should move on to the youth commission presentation. >> i just want to add one more thing. are any of these gang-related? >> we do not believe so on the second one for sure. connections, because the background of the people involved said just -- suggest of criminal history. dick seriousness of the first one was of the body was moved --
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the seriousness of the first one was but the body was moved. the second one is going to be whodunit surrounding a robbery where they knew what was going on. >> just briefly, we did have our budget presentation to the board today, and key questions all surrounded staffing, so just to let you know, we will have 45 members gone by the end of this fiscal year, 100 or more by the end of the next fiscal year, and the remainder of the 265 gone by the end of june 14, and the contract answeends in june.
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our current plan to reach staff region re-staff, we had 10 coming in may, and that will be the first general fund class since 2009, and we are trying to figure out how to do that, but i appreciate all the support trying to get that done. a tremendous amount of our fleet is at or near 100,000 miles, and they have to last 42 your'ears. we need cars. but that is good news about the
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academy class those. a big step forward. youth commission. we have a conference call, and we talked about some of the recommendations, so let's hear your presentation. you guys are good. and we had an unprecedented joint commission of a few weeks back, so gentleman? >> this presentation feels a little bit redundant, but we have prepared for this, so we are going to go ahead and give you a very modest sum of these recommendations, so thank you. my name is mario oof the
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youth commissions. each member appoint someone. if we could turn our attention to the computer from about would be great. i am going to give a quick background on where the recommendation came from. for the charter of language, it talks about juvenile justice. the commission has been involved if not in the police department itself but in relations more broadly, but for the last eight years they have worked closely with the police department, and probably the most concrete products was the revisions that happened most recently. the screen shot at the bottom left-hand side is a memo from 2004 the police commissioner who -- the youth commission
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addressed to the police commission. i have that documented. there are others like it as well. we are preparing the minutes. i imagine inspector monroe is doing the same. it is really compelling. with the hearing came the recommendations but she spoke to. -- the chief spoke to. >> good evening, a fellow police commissioners during your -- fellow police commissioners. thank you for being so responsive. we truly appreciate that.
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we are here to talk about recommendations. give the first one is to provide innovative training for police officers. more times often than not people respond to the tone of voice rather than the message. we recommend training that includes adolescent development. these will include communication skills that will allow officers to defuse situations, which will allow them to detain youth at juvenile detention facilities. their 84% sign --84% of youth complete the program. lastly, we hope this training will address of a lesson mental-
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health, and -- adolescent mental health. thank you to all stations, nationwide. good >> good evening. i am to you commissioner for district 5 richard -- i am the youth commissioner for district 5. we observed public comment, and we know you have come in contact with local law enforcement, and while some shared positive experiences, many shared experiences in which they felt powerless and repressed. that being said, we also know youth can contribute to escalating situation, and this is why it is imperative they know their rights, so in order to prevent negative reactions, we strongly recommend widespread
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distribution of sfpd know your rights pamphlets. we recommend these be distributed to all middle school and high-school students of the beginning of each school year and in community-based organizations by coordinating with the department of children and families and also at every district station. we also recommend sfpd creates another it gets better video with the general or at risk audience, and this may be as simple as having officers sharing stories about ceronthein youth, and this video is really groundbreaking. i feel like it could share with better reactions for police officers.
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rex good evening, hon. members of the police commission. i am grateful to be in your presence again. i stand here to express my recommendations for the proposed school that include school resource officers. when i was a student at this middle school we had a school resource office whose presence i appreciated. the officer would interact daily, enforce policies, and was a positive individual overall. we would chat about anything and everything. at one point before my ordeals, i dreamt about coming a cop. some have had negative encounters with police. while we did not hear a lot about on campus problems, we think standardizing the relationships between district stations and schools are
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essential. an updated mou should be completed with police that includes how to positively interact during after-school hours and possibly security so both parties feel secure as to what their job is. >> we have already heard how you are going to help us out. >> what is the timeline for implementing regulations, and thank you for your time. >> the one to give a timeline on how long before we get the training -- do you want to give a timeline before we give training? apraxias.
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-- >> yes, we want you to be recorded. >> our time line is we want to have the class we are proposing start with a brand new classes, so we are going to have of brand new basic recruit class start on june 25, so we want to roll this out going into the massive hiring stage. we want the training imbedded in the academy so we make sure we have time for that training, and i imagine we will use the basic class as our guinea pig class. we will work withi them and to scenarios. this is how i envisioned it. i want to work not only with a brand new recruits class but to
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get things rolling, to have the captain empower certain officers on their beats, to have officers of the academy learning all of the new engaging youth we have in mind. i looked it up online. there is a u.s. ambassador or -- a youth ambassador program. it is my understanding we would earn the trust of youth. i was lucky enough to sit next to these fine gentleman, and we are going to start working together, because i want to have youhth from different communities, and we can make sure we can work together. that is where i stand. >> we can houshave a draft
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implemented within six months. as far as pamphlets, they can be when is treated, and it will have to be on an agreed upon time line before we can have a drought. our city attorney and their city attorney will be involved. whenever the lawyers get involved, it takes longer. >> i would like to echo the program. it really works earning good trd relationships with the young people. >> commissioner terman. commissioner terman: i would like to thank you. it is very much appreciated by as. and i am glad to hear specifically the chief and the
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officer direct as to time line. when lawyers get involved, things sometimes slow down, the chief is right. i advocate for the involvement of lawyers and for the involvement of experience. i hope that within the flank -- the framework of rolling out these programs, we're working with these recommendations that commissioner chan and commissioner marshall remain involved in this process because their deep experience here would also benefit the youth commission and the police commission, making sure that we implement these recommendations in a very effective manner. thank you for your time. >> thank you. commissioner kingsley: i would like to echo that. you have to dedicate a great deal of time to this which is
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exemplary to your peers and her contemporaries, your real leaders. i hope to see what is happening in your lives in 20 years because i am sure that your accomplishments will be many. a couple of things jumped out on your report. one is you alluded to funding. and you are aware of perhaps some foundations or grants or sources of funding. the department has really jumped on your recommendations and the implementation of them. as you know, the city in general, the department also is very strapped for funds. and so notwithstanding the expediency, we are moving ahead with this. if we can. we can remember to build into that, tapping any of those funding sources because it would allow the programs to grow at
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even a faster rate. i wanted to know that and thought -- i was impressed that was included in your recommendations that you had knowledge of sources of funding for some of these programs. the other thing that occurred to me and i see mr. johnson is here with us tonight, is we have remarkable retired officers that might be a pool for -- of resources in terms of working in different components of the programs that come appear. with youth and perhaps there could be some coordination with the poa as well. thank you. commissioner slaughter: thank you for your time and forethoughtful this. i want to think the chief again
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for demonstrating his leadership on what i see it is basically at community policing issue. this is another step in increasing trust between the department and the people it serves. that is what we have known is critical to the success of a effective policing. this is a continuation of that. it does not work without the leadership at the top and thank you for that, chief suhr. i was struck at our joint meeting, we have all been through some difficult meetings where the department can beat up at and it was not that. it was a balance set of public comment which i was pleased to see and a tremendous account of positive public comment from kids. i thought that was great. we can always do better as a department. i think accepting the recommendations the use
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commission has made and the department will implement is an effort to do better. you always want to do better. the second thing i want to say is we have been doing better. the department has been getting better year after year and the best actual evidence of that as director hicks can attest to is the number of complaints made that the occ has declining and declining. that has not taken into account sustained complaints. this is individuals in our community who are dissatisfied with their interactions with the police, represented by the number of complaints made has been decreasing year after year for the past several years. that demonstrates a real progress made by the department and community policing efforts and the progress made by the officers in their interactions with all members of the community, youth included. thank you to the youth commission and thank you for showing leadership on the most important way to demonstrate effective policing.
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president mazzucco: thank you. >> are we on for april 22? the 29th or the 22nd. the reason i am saying that, we have more to discuss now. this is this is a model for certainly the bay area and anyone else who will be listening. it will be great for everyone to hear what you have accomplished, what the youth commission is about. we're looking at april 29? ok. thank you. commissioner chan: thank you for your presentation and your very great follow-up. that presentation was very concise and very brief in light of the chief's leadership.
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i wondered if you have further questions on where you are and how to follow-up with you. also i wanted to ask the chief, i remember one of the commissioners asked about having the police officers or the captain's go to the local schools and introduce themselves and get to know the students. >> i would be glad to except that. there are 10 captains. 10 cabins can go to 10 schools to welcome them. she wanted us -- 10 captains can go to attend schools to welcome them. when you think about all the grammar schools, middle schools, and high schools in san francisco, we could do a draw and we can do the 10 the kids want them to hit. we have been doing that forever.
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i do not think the kids understand how many schools there are. >> if commissioners have any recommendations about the top schools to hit. president mazzucco: i want to thank you for your hard work and it was great meeting these young men and women of the youth commission. keep up the good work. thank you. >> they are doing great as young people. president mazzucco: on the right path, that is for sure. >> item 2b. we have director joyce hicks. >> good evening. the occ has no recent activities to report this evening. >> thank you. >> line item 2c, commission reports.
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president mazzucco: i have nothing to report. commissioners, anything to report? before move on, i think i see supervisor campos and the policy director is here. thank you for all your help. you met with commissioner chan and i in my office. it turned out to be a real success. thank you for coming. >> thank you. president mazzucco: anything to add? we have handled line-item 2d. any announcements? >> we have one. on the 25th of april at 6:00 p.m., at the commission will meet at 3151 ortega street to hear public comments concerning public protection