SAN FRANCISCO (6/20)- With over 96% of the vote, the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, has overwhelmingly chosen to throw its support behind Captain Paul Miyamoto to be the next leader of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.
The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SFDSA), represents approximately 800 rank and file Deputy Sheriffs and Senior Deputy Sheriffs, and is one of the largest law enforcement associations in Northern California. We had a large amount of members voting and Paul Miyamoto was given the strongest vote of confidence to date by any candidate. (The vote tally was as follows: 353 votes for Paul Miyamoto, 11 votes for David Wong, 2 votes for Ross Mirkarimi, and 1 vote for Jon Gray.)
The voters of San Francisco are fortunate to have many good candidates running for the position of Sheriff. But, the SFDSA believes that one candidate is better prepared and positioned to lead the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department into the future…and that candidate is Paul Miyamoto.
Captain Paul Miyamoto possesses both the proven leadership skills and the immense experience to guide the Sheriff’s Department in the coming years. During his 15 years in the Sheriff’s Department, Paul has been directly involved in developing and implementing the strategies of Sheriff Hennessey that have been used to promote public safety and maximize efficiencies for the City and County of San Francisco.
In Paul’s role as Captain, he plays a key role in assisting with the Department’s budget, overseeing personnel issues, and being responsible for the overall administration of selected facilities/units that he is assigned to. Paul has worked in many leadership capacities within the department such as: Facility Commander (Custody Division), Special Response Team Commander, Investigative Services Unit Commander (Criminal Investigation & Internal Affairs), Training Unit Manager, and Institutional Patrol Unit Commander.
Paul is a very active member of his community, volunteering his time with Self-Help for the Elderly, a non-profit organization, committed to helping low income and isolated seniors by providing social services and hot meals. Paul also volunteers his time coaching basketball both for his daughter Melanie’s school team and son Jordan’s league team.
As a Captain in the Sheriff’s Department, Paul is well respected in law enforcement circles and understands the importance of maintaining effective relationships with other agencies, which increases the effectiveness of the Sheriff’s Department and the level of public service that can be offered to the citizens of San Francisco
To ensure that the illustrious legacy of the great Sheriff Michael Hennessey does not fade, we ask that others join the SFDSA in supporting a candidate from within the Department, who worked his way up the ranks and was promoted by Sheriff Hennessey at every rank. We see the qualities that Sheriff Hennessey has seen in Paul, as he promoted him through the ranks…great character, integrity, honesty, leadership and experience.
In short, Paul has already experienced many of the types of challenges that the Department will face in the future, and we believe this experience will serve the citizens of the City and County of San Francisco very well. For Paul, working for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has not only just been a job to him, but a career and a way of life. The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is his family. That is why the men and women of the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association are committed to seeing that Captain Paul Miyamoto becomes the next elected Sheriff for the City and County of San Francisco. Let’s make this election about Public Safety…Not Popularity. Let’s focus on Experience…Not Politics. Ask yourself: Who is Right for the Job…Not Who Wants the Job. Please join the dedicated men and women of the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association in supporting Paul Miyamoto for Sheriff.
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SFPD Officer Mike Evans, the only active duty law enforcement candidate for Sheriff besides Captain Miyamoto, announced that he has dropped out of the race
San Francisco, CA – Just hours after Captain Paul Miyamoto announced his campaign for Sheriff in front of a crowd of over 200 rain-soaked supporters, Miyamoto’s only opponent on active duty, Officer Mike Evans, announced on Facebook that he has dropped out of the race.
Captain Miyamoto thanked Evans for his service and is actively seeking his support. “I appreciate the effort that Mike Evans put into his campaign and respect his commitment to law enforcement and his leadership in the gay community. I sincerely hope he’ll join our efforts to build a progressive Sheriff’s Department free from political grandstanding with a laser-like focus on smart crime prevention techniques.”
Just yesterday, Captain Miyamoto announced his candidacy and momentum has been building. Judge Quentin Kopp and Supervisor Bevan Dufty introduced Paul at his announcement. Judge Kopp stated:
“I announce today my endorsement of a Richmond District product, Paul Miyamoto for Sheriff. Three Points: This is a campaign which represents experience and not politics. Second point: We won’t have to give Paul Miyamoto on the job training. He wrote the training manual. And thirdly, there is no more profound and persuasive factor or fact in this campaign already than the respect of his fellow deputies and members of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association who gave him an unprecedented endorsement of 95% of all their votes.”
Bevan Dufty followed by stating:
“The words diversity and inclusivity are not words. They are the work and action that I have seen from those of you here, and I know that those are Paul’s values. That he is very much in the mold of liberal, forward thinking San Francisco that calls upon us to have everyone be respected and treated with fairness and equality under the law.”