Heather Fong

Chief of police from United States of America

Heather Fong Heather Jeanne Fong (born 1956) is the former chief of police for San Francisco, California, United States. Her ancestral roots are in Ho Chung village, Chung Shan County (now in Zhongshan City), Guangdong Province, China. She is the first woman to lead the San Francisco Police Department, and the first Asian American woman to head a major metropolitan city police force. She is also the second Asian American police chief in SFPD history, the other being Fred Lau. Fong became the Interim San Francisco police chief in January 2004 after Alex Fagan Sr. was reassigned by Gavin Newsom. She became the permanent police chief in April 2004. Fong grew up in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Social Work degree from San Francisco State University. Fong graduated from the University of San Francisco, where she was a member of the Air Force ROTC. She also worked as a police cadet while in college. She served as a Police Activities League Cadet and Civil Service Police Cadet prior to entering the Department. She was sworn in as a Police Officer in 1977, and worked through the ranks of inspector,  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
United States of America
Chief of police


Institution From To
University of San Francisco
San Francisco State University

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