New Police Captains Assigned To Ingleside, Taraval Stations

Capt. Derrick Lew will lead Ingleside Station and Capt. Eric Vintero will lead Taraval Station.

Capt. Eric Vintero and Capt. Derrick Lew
Taraval Station Capt. Eric Vintero and Ingleside Station Capt. Derrick Lew. Courtesy photos
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The San Francisco Police Department assigned new captains to Ingleside and Taraval Stations in late January.

Most of the greater Ingleside is served by Taraval Station rather than Ingleside Station. Capt. Eric Vintero and Capt. Derrick Lew will took over their respective stations on Saturday, Jan. 29

Taraval Station

Capt. Eric Vintero replaced Taraval Station Capt. Nicholas Rainsford, who moved to the SFPD’s Professional Standards Bureau.

Vintero, born and raised in San Francisco, joined the force in 1995. He has worked in many positions across the department from Airport Bureau to the Homeland Security Unit.

“I look forward to working with the entire Taraval Station Community and all stakeholders to address public safety concerns in our district,” Vintero said in a statement.

Taraval Station’s next community meeting will be held on Feb. 17, 2022 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.

Ingleside Station

“I started my career as an officer here, and I have always appreciated the diverse and unique neighborhoods, as well as the dedicated and knowledgeable officers, in this district,” Lew said in a statement.

Lew has already gone to work, attending a community meeting about traffic safety on San Jose Avenue before he took over duties.

Lew, a native of San Francisco, grew up in the Taraval District’s boundaries.

He has worked across the department from its Special Investigations Division to the Narcotics Detail.

“I am honored to return in the role of captain, and I am committed to partnering with you to improve overall public safety in the Ingleside District,” Lew said.

Ingleside Station’s next community meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

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