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Norcal Shomrim is a fraternal organization which was founded in 2007 to serve the geographical area between San Luis Obispo and the Oregon border, however Shomrim has been around since the 1920s where it started at the New York Police Department.  There are chapters throughout the United States and around the globe.

Norcal Shomrim is also a member of the International Association of Jewish Public Service Employees as well as the National Conference of Shomrim Societies. We are a registered non-profit corporation consisting of members who are law enforcement officers and members of the criminal justice system.

Our group meets regularly in locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

Our Mission Statement:

To unite people of the Jewish faith in the field of law enforcement, promote friendship and support, encourage the religious spirit of the members and their families, and work towards the welfare of all.

President’s Message

It is with great pride that I invite you to navigate through our website and learn more about the professional men and women who make up NorCal Shomrim, a chapter of the National Shomrim Society.

NorCal Shomrim.  Started at Max's Deli in Marin County in October of 2007 by a group of strangers who wanted to network with fellow Jewish cops, the group is now a tightly bonded association. 

In a short time, we became a family and now meet regularly for dinner, conduct Shomrim business and tzedakah. We are a certified non-profit group made up by officers from a variety of different agencies, ages, experiences and religious backgrounds.

As the president, I have had the pleasure to travel to Los Angeles to attend the Southern California's annual banquet as well as their Hanukkah party; and to Florida to attend the national convention at sea and meet Shomrim members from throughout the country.

I invite you to contact us.

Zay Gezunt!

Jerome Cobert