About Suzy Loftus

Suzy Loftus has served San Francisco law enforcement for over a decade as a prosecutor, police commissioner, and award-winning community and youth advocate. A native of San Francisco and mother of three daughters, Suzy’s passion for justice stems from her experiences growing up in San Francisco raised by a single, immigrant mother. When Suzy was a child, her mother was attacked and stabbed in a parking lot in San Francisco. Her mom survived and went on to raise her daughters to stand up, to fight for what’s right and to always seek justice.

Unfortunately, there was no justice in her mom’s case – they never found the man who attacked her. The assault changed Suzy’s life forever and started the journey that led her to become a prosecutor. As a law enforcement leader, Suzy has always stood up for victims of crime–while also advocating for public safety solutions that ensures the person committing the crime doesn’t do it again.

Safety and justice are the principles that have guided Suzy’s career in law enforcement.

Suzy proudly served as a San Francisco prosecutor, where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases, including domestic violence, elder abuse, and firearms cases. She served as General Counsel at the California Department of Justice, where she oversaw important cases that were a top priority to state Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. Suzy also served as the Assistant Director of the Division of Law Enforcement in the Department of Justice, overseeing the state’s forensic and digital evidence services.

Suzy built the Center for Youth Wellness, an innovative non-profit in Bayview Hunters Point, working to heal children suffering from the impacts of violence and chronic adversity. Her work earned her the James Irvine Leadership Award for California in 2014.

As the President of the San Francisco Police Commission, Suzy prioritized improving the Police Department’s response to violence against women and children, expanding the use technology to solve crime, and making our streets safe for all – pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Under her leadership, the Police Commission reformed the City’s use of force policy, and instituted body-worn cameras to increase transparency and improve police-community relations.

Most recent, Suzy served as Legal Counsel for San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy.

Suzy is a graduate of Emerge California, a program that trains Democratic women to run for elected office. She is a native San Franciscan and graduate of our public schools.
Along with her husband, Tom Loftus, and her mother Maureen Roche, Suzy is raising three daughters, who also attend public schools in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood.