The Ingleside Station has a new Captain, Amy Hurwitz. Even though Captain Hurwitz is new to the rank of captain, she is a veteran of Ingleside Station, having worked here from 2005-2012 as a patrol officer and a plainclothes officer. Captain Hurwitz is very familiar with the Ingleside District and has an excellent understanding of the challenges that community members face.
Captain Hurwitz is a San Franciscan by way of New York City. After completing the San Francisco Police Academy, Captain Hurwitz worked helping people in the Tenderloin, Richmond, and Ingleside districts. She and her Ingleside partner, Officer Arianna Dagget, were the only women plainclothes duo in the department at the time. As a sergeant, she worked at Central Station, Southern Station and with MUNI as a counter-terrorism specialist and plainclothes sergeant, ensuring the safety of people utilizing the MUNI system. As a lieutenant, she served at Northern station and most recently, she was assigned to Homeland Security. This position kept her busy, in addition to her Homeland Security responsibilities, she was the Officer in Charge of police services at the Chase Center, and she oversaw our Marine Unit and our Port Officers. Additionally, Captain Hurwitz served as a Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, Terrorism Liaison Officer, and Field Training Officer.
Captain Hurwitz is an advocate for women in policing and is the Chairperson of the SFPD’s Women’s Leadership Committee. The Committee is comprised of women officers, sergeants, lieutenants, and captains who are interested in ensuring the future of women in the department and developing the next women leaders of the department. The Leadership Committee helps women develop their careers through recruiting, mentoring, promotional preparation, and finding solutions for childcare/maternity issues.
During her career, Captain Hurwitz has received numerous awards from the San Francisco Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. She believes in community service and currently serves as Chief’s Liaison to the Jewish Community; additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Women in Law Enforcement, and the San Francisco Asian Peace Officers Association. Captain Hurwitz also served as the vice-president of the San Francisco Police Officer’s Pride Alliance (for LGBTQ+ persons).