SFPD Chief Scott Announces Command Staff Promotions

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott today announced the promotion of six command staff members to new leadership positions within the Department:

  • Robert Moser promoted to Deputy Chief
  • Michael Connolly promoted to Deputy Chief
  • David Lazar promoted to Commander
  • Peter Walsh promoted to Commander
  • Daniel Perea promoted to Commander
  • Gregory Yee promoted to Commander

“Public safety is the number one priority for SFPD, and we have to implement the Department of Justice CRI recommendations while protecting the public,” said Chief Scott. “This new structure is about organizational effectiveness and putting in place a team that will give the Department the best opportunity to implement the reforms in a successful and a sustainable way while maintaining public safety. The talented members of our command staff reflect the diversity of our Department and will be instrumental in ensuring that we meet our mission to complete these reforms.”

With this announcement, the San Francisco Police Department’s command staff consists of one Chief of Police, two Assistant Chiefs, five Deputy Chiefs, eight Commanders, three Directors and 24 Captains. The command staff is 81 percent male and 19 percent female. The demographics of the command staff are 14 percent Black; 11 percent Hispanic; 16 percent Asian; 55 percent white and 2 percent Filipino.