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June 4, 2009 | By | No Comments

Joining us will be San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong

In 1988, PAAWBAC honored Chief Fong as one of our Woman Warriors for her leadership, courage and commitment to community. Please join us in thanking her for 3o years of service to the City and County of San Francisco.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Welk Fargo Penthouse
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104


Heather was born and raised in San Francisco. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University. She served as a Police Activities League Cadet and Civil Service Police Cadet prior to entering the Department. She was sworn in as a Police Officer in 1977, and worked up through the ranks of inspector, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, commander, deputy chief. On January 22, 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Heather as the Acting Chief of Police and Chief of Police on April 14, 2004.

During her career, she has been assigned to patrol, served as an Academy training officer and instructor, child abuse investigator, youth programs coordinator, drug education instructor, grant writer, strategic planner, and district station watch commander and captain.

Heather was assigned to the Special Operations Division in August 1998 when she was promoted to Commander. In that position, she had responsibility for the Traffic, Tactical, and MUNI Transit Companies. In June 2000, upon promotion to Deputy Chief, she was assigned to the Field Operations Bureau, where she managed the uniformed patrol personnel of the San Francisco Police Department. In August 2002, she was assigned to oversee the Administration Bureau and had responsibility for fiscal, personnel, training, planning, information systems, and other support services.

In late 2008, after nearly five years as the City’s Police Chief and 30 years of distinguished service to the City and County of San Francisco, Heather announced her retirement. She continues to serve as Chief of Police until a replacement is named.


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