"We're an international city, we're a historical police department, and there will be at some point in time a changing of the guard, if you will. This is an installation into the future of San Francisco and the future of the San Francisco Police Department. And I believe we have a fabulous group today that was just promoted," said Police Chief Greg Suhr.
Suhr added that while the promotions could have been done privately. It's important the officers get the proper recognition from the public as well.