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>> [bagpipe] ♪
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>> please remain standing for the san francisco police department color guard and our national anthem sang by
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retired sergeant jerry d'arcy. o, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hail at the twilight's last gleaming. whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
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national -- and the rocket's red glare! the bombs bursting in air! gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. o, say does that star-bangled banner yet wave, o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave! [ cheers and applause ]
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please take your seats as san francisco police department chaplain quinn resites the invocation remarks. >> hello, mayor lee, supervisors, commissioners, police of all ranks, all cities i suppose are all welcome here and the citizens of san francisco. let's us begin this ceremony in the chapter of the lives of scott williams and his family and welcome him to our family. let's pray for his continued success and
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excellence guided by values we hold now to the city of san francisco to the best of his ability. i don't think we have done anything to bring the sfef -- city of san francisco and los angeles closer because of what i have read is that san francisco, you have a good man. let us pray for him everyday in his leadership and for all of the organizations that represent law enforcement in our community, for the police commission, the office of citizens complaints, everything that helps make the people of the city and county of san francisco so lucky to have the very best in law enforcement. now, president john f kennedy
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gets to law enforcement that everybody gets the value they deserve by the values and the law enforcement it insist upon. let's ask for god's blessing upon the men and women of san francisco guided by their new chief as they strive for serving the highest quality of service to our brothers and sisters to the best of our abilities. may those who serve under scott's leadership may i continue to ask for blessings and continue for them all daily and continue to strive for excellence and virtue. >> please welcome the mayor of the city and county of the city of san francisco. the honorable edwin lee.
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[ applause ] >>mayor edwin m. lee: good afternoon and welcome, everybody to city hall. thank you all for joining us here today on this special occasion. the official swearing in of our new city of san francisco chief of police. bill scott. i want to thank the scott family and friends who are joining us today. i want to thank the los angeles police department and all of our guest joining us today. thank you to the men and women of the san francisco police department, the officers, the command staff and police officers association and everyone who keeps us safe everyday. a special thank you to the members of the police commission who put in countless hours meeting with the community and interviewing candidates to find us the best police
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chief in america. and especially former president suzy loftus for all of your tireless hours in work for leading in the search of this process. i'm appreciative for your advice and council, suzy. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> i also want to extend my deepest thanks to our interim police chief toney chaplin. [ applause ] toney, you've led the department through a critical time under intense scrutiny and pressure. from the start, chief chaplain has been a strong advocate for change within the department and did an incredible job laying the groundwork for some of our most important reforms. the san francisco police
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department is better today thanks to the integrity and dedication of toney chaplin. today, it gives me great confidence today to swear in chief scott. the san francisco police department strives to being a model in the 21st century police department and the leader in our nation balancing public safety and community trust. chief scott, brings 27 years of service from the los angeles police department and a vision of reform that will support our city. he had led and shaped community based strategies to decrease violence in some of the toughest neighborhoods in los angeles. i am confident that the appointment of bill scott as the new chief of the san francisco police department will be our city's next step on the continued path to improvement and reform.
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i look forward to working with chief scott, the police commission, police officers association and all of you in the community to continue on the path to reform and to improve community policing across the city. and to that end, i want to welcome chief scott and his wonderful wife as i administer the oath. please step forward, bill scott. [ applause ] >> raise your right hand. repeat after me your name. >> i, william scott, do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states, and the constitution of the state
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of california against all enemies, foreign and domestic. that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of the united states, and the constitution of the state of california. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation for purpose of evasion. and that i will willfully and faithfully discharge the duties which i am about to enter during such time that i hold the office of chief of police with the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> good afternoon. first i want to thank you, mayor lee,
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the san francisco board police commissioners and the san francisco board of supervisors and all the guest for being here including your support. today i have been bestowed the honor the serve the 34th police chief with the san francisco police department. a department with great 127-year history. the san francisco police department in the room, i would like to thank chief heather fong, chief gaston [ applause ], chief greg suhr, [ applause ] and interim chief toney chaplin. [ applause ] you have all
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had significant contributions to the illustrious history of the san francisco police department. i fully intend to serve as your chief the way you and all the the members of the san francisco police department are all proud of. i would like to mention all the san francisco police department sworn and non-sworn. since mayor lee announced my appointment, i have met many of you as i have visited stations, talked to you on the beat and anywhere else i could talk to you. i have been encouraged by the many stories that i have been told about your successes and how you -- constantly serve in the community. you have welcomed me and i look forward to serving as your chief of
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police. these are very challenging times in our nation and in our era. our department will have a difficult task ahead. we have challenges in our department not for the sake of change, but for the sake of making it better and do it in a manner that is constitutional, safe and protective in the eyes of the public. i applaud you for your effort. i will do anything in my power to support you and give you everything you need to do your job to keep everybody safe. i accepted this position fully knowing that you will look at me as your chief of please with high expectation of leadership to reform of and impose safety to the residents as
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they demanded and they deserve. i expect you to hold me accountable to the leadership that is fair, collaborative, consistent and that is in the best interest of our city and our department. i also accepted this tradition knowing that your expect of trusting me as your chief has to be earned. i fully intend to earn your respect. in turn what i expect from you and every member from this department both sworn and non-sworn is to revere the sanctity of human life, to police this city in a constitutional manner, to prevent crime and disorder and not just react to it and to treat the public with the most dignity and respect. these though not all encompassing are consistent of the police department and the corner stone
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of who we are in the rest of the nation. to residents of san francisco, when you turn to what to expect from your chief of police, i turn to receive the report to affirm that they have conducted the recruiting for your chief of police. i have read every comment because i wanted to be absolutely sure that i was up to the task of meeting your expectations before accepting this position. you have asked for a chief who is an excellent communicate or, focused, support of community policing, a collaborator, a relationship builder, and a chief that has a record of working with youth. you've also asked for your new chief to deal with community violence and understand the
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complexity of serving and dealing with the mentally ill and homeless. be a good listener and you also have asked that your chief of police be transparent and accountable to the community. not only do i fully accept your expectations, i embrace them and i expect you to hold me accountable to them. to our elected officials, i thank you for welcoming me and for your respected pledges of support. my pledge to you is to be collaborative, to be responsive, and to be respective to your district and to communicate with you openly consistently and with transparency. of i look forward to working with you as we strive to keep our city safe. to all the department heads
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of this city, i also want to thank you for welcoming me to this city family. to accept the city government takes collaboration and sacrifice and vision. mayor lee has provided me with that vision. there is just 1 piece of the puzzle. i am delighted to be part of this team. i hope you look to me as your efficient leader and it takes someone effective to do this. there is 1 person that has helped me over the years. i thank god for those people in my life. i could not be here before you today. i cannot mention all of them but i would like to acknowledge a few of them and
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thank them publicly. however, before i acknowledge those individuals, i would like to acknowledge those in more general terms. first, i would like to thank the san francisco police department for welcoming me here today. i truly look forward to working with you and serving you as your chief of police. i would also like to thank my colleagues and friends from the los angeles police department. [ applause ] you know, i get text message from 6:00 this morning that their flights were canceled and they took the time to drive here today. i really appreciate that. [ applause ] i had 27
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wonderful years with the los angeles police department and it means the world to me that you are all here. i would like to thank the past and present members of the los angeles police commissioners who drove up also to support me. [ applause ] >> next, i would like to thank all my friends that came from los angeles. i am blown away by your support. would you please stand. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. and for my new friends in san francisco. my family and i cannot thank you enough for the warm and sincere welcome you have extended us. you have extended your hand in friendship and gone above and beyond to welcome us in san francisco. thank you for doing that because you
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didn't have to do that. you did this from the goodness of your heart and my family and i am truly grateful. now there are a few people that i would like to acknowledge in my life. i mentioned how san san francisco and i am encouraged for making a difference in the lives of others. by showing that they care enough to lend a hand can change lives. it's that type of encouragement and caring that brought me into law enforcement when my cousin jimmy render who is here with us recruited me to join him as a member of the los angeles police department. jimmy, would you stand up. [ applause ] this is the
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decision that was influenced by his mentoring and encouragement that entered me into my life's work and for that i'm grateful. i would not be here if it weren't for you to encourage me to join the los angeles police department. you opened your home and you have been a mentor and a friend. i would like to thank you for making a difference in my life. [ applause ] >> next, i would like to thank chief charlie beck of the los angeles police department who saw something in me and promoted me to the rank of commander and deputy chief. you gave me a great opportunity to develop, to provide support and you provided a role model in me and provided me as a leader. i would like to thank you for the support and opportunity that you
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provided me over the years. i would not also be here if it weren't for you to give me an opportunity to start in the los angeles police department. i hope i can do you proud. [ applause ] >> next, i would like to thank retired chief gary peterson of ralph and associates to conduct and search for police. while i tried the do my job with the los angeles police department. i was fully engaged when gary contacted me and talked to me about this great opportunity. as any great recruiter does he was persistent and he made me realize of this opportunity. he didn't have to do much convincing about me coming to live in the city of san francisco because i have always wanted to live here.
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[ applause ] he did however do a great job in providing the necessary information through the public process report, through job posting, to give me the information that i needed to arrive at this decision and that was that i was best qualified and what the public was asking of the chief of police. i am thankful gary that you recruited me and in this process, your recruitment of my appointment has truly changed my life. thank you. [ applause ] and to mayor ed lee, thank you for selecting me. i think you made a wise decision. [ laughter ] think you made a wise decision. [ laughter ] [ applause ]. i am just kidding. in all
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seriousness, i know this decision was not an easy one because i know there were many qualified candidates who applied for this position. i thank you for giving me the opportunity to lead this department and be a part of this great city. i save the most important person for last, no offense, mayor ed lee, but i want to thank my wife for her support. you have always been there for me. [ cheers and applause ] and i hope that i have lived up to my end of the bargain for you. you sacrificed a lot in order for me to put the time and investment and energy to be successful. you very seldomly complained. [ laughter ]
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even when duty called and disrupted our personal lives and our plans, it caused me to fall asleep in the movies, fall asleep in church, but you nudged me with dignity to wake me up. in all sincerity, i owe this all to you and i love you for that. [ applause ] my badge number, i was fortunate enough to be able to select my badge number. i selected no. 26 which is your birthday. [ cheers and applause ] so, in closing, it's truly an honor and privilege to serve as your chief of police. i share with you the vision
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and desire to lead this city in a professional manner. i thank god for allowing me to serve you. god bless you and god bless san francisco and god bless the san francisco police department. thank you. [ applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please join chief scott and his family for a reception. >> .
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