San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced his selection of Bill Scott as the city’s new police chief in December. Scott, previously the deputy chief of the Los Angeles police department, will take charge of the police force as it deals with a number of problems, including controversies over police shootings that helped drive out his predecessor, Greg Suhr.
“The appointment of Bill Scott as the new chief of SFPD is our city’s next step on the continued path to reform,” said Mayor Lee. “Bill knows first-hand what it takes to not only implement a series of reforms but also the effort it takes to transform a department, rebuild trust, and create a transparent and accountable department. He also brings a significant operational and administrative experience needed to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe each day.”