Tuesday, May 13, 2014

San Francisco Field Office Celebrates Its 40 Year Anniversary

Photograph taken by Officer Jeff Floyd, USPP SFFO

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the United States Park Police, San Francisco Field Office held a promotion and awards ceremony and also celebrated its 40th anniversary. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Director Peggy O'Dell, PWR Regional Director Chris Lehnertz, acting USPP Chief Robert MacLean, USPP Major Jackie Burks, and GGNRA General Superintendent Frank Dean. A number of officers were recognized during the ceremony which was highlighted by Raquel Lopez-Milano's promotion to the rank of Detective and Officer Eric K. Cole receiving the USPP Medal of Honor as well as the USPP FOP Combat Medal.

The field office was established in 1974 at the request of the National Park Service to provide full time, full spectrum police services to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park (SAFR), and the Presidio of San Francisco. As a core component of the NPS, the USPP is intimate with the mission and goals of the NPS and has evolved as the urban law enforcement steward of the NPS.