The San Francisco Police Department is deploying 26 additional officers on foot and bicycle patrol to the city's most visited destinations — including two to the LGBTQ Castro district — during the summer tourist season.
They are expected to patrol along both Castro and upper Market streets in the neighborhood. The deployments are part of the city's efforts to welcome back the millions of tourists who flock to San Francisco each year, officials said at a July 19 news conference in front of Chinatown's Dragon's Gate.
Mayor London Breed, standing in front of a phalanx of police officers, said that she had the opportunity to visit many San Francisco neighborhoods last weekend. "I met so many people not from San Francisco who are so happy to be