The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, and the massive City Hall graft scandals, brought about a complete revamping of the San Francisco Police Department.
This concise history appeared in the 1982 "San Francisco Police Department
Yearbook," self-published by the San Francisco Police Officers'
Association. Text was written by Wes Van Winkle, based upon Gladys Hansen's
book "Behind the Silver Star: An Account of the San Francisco Police