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Hollywood Endings And How To Get One
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About the San Francisco Police Department

In his inaugural address in August 1849, John Geary, the first elected alcalde (mayor/judge) in Gold Rush San Francisco, reminded the newly elected council that the town was "without a single policeman…. [or] the means of confining a prisoner for an hour."


On August 13 the council selected Malachi Fallon as San Francisco's first Captain (Chief) of Police. Fallon in turn appointed a deputy captain, three sergeants and 30 officers to comprise the first regular municipal police department in American San Francisco.


Today, the San Francisco Police Department is a large metropolitan police department which is organized into four bureaus: Administration, Field Operations, Investigations and Airport.


The Administration Bureau provides support for the other bureaus of the San Francisco Police Department and is frequently the liaison with other city agencies as well as the Board of Supervisors.  The Administration Bureau of the San Francisco Police Department has a number of units and divisions: Behavioral Science Unit, Staff Services Division, Fiscal Division, Support Services Division, Planning Division, Technology Division, Risk Management, and the Training and Education Division.


The Field Operations Bureau contains the Headquarters, fugitive Recovery Enforcement Team, Metro Division, Golden Gate Division, Homeland Security Unit, Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving and Traffic Company.  The Investigative Bureau is organized into five divisions by crime or specialty: Forensic Services, Property Crimes, Personal Crimes, Juvenile and Family Services and Narcotics and Vice. 




Linda Flanders, a former San Francisco Police Department detective is currently the CEO of Taproot, Inc., a business that “provides education on essential social/behavioral issues-through the use of art, entertainment and digital technology.”   Linda Flanders has a degree in criminal justice and is the author of In Hollywood Endings and How to Get One.


According to the Midwest Book Review, “In Hollywood Endings and How to Get One, former San Francisco police detective and current educational video producer Linda Flanders has created and crafted a original self-help instructional guide to creating the life one desires. Drawing upon lessons from inspirational films such as "Dances With Wolves", "National Velvet", "Die Hard", and "The Color Purple", Hollywood Endings And How To Get One emphasizes the importance of letting go of guilt and shame, eliminating the qualities one does not want in oneself, learning to forgive, the need for faith, strengthening the link between body and mind, and more. An excellent self-help guide that is thoroughly "reader friendly" and particularly speaks to movie buffs, Hollywood Endings and How to Get One is especially commended for self-improvement personal reading lists and community library Self-Help reference collections.”

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