The San Francisco Police Commission has approved the San Francisco Police Department's new policy, Department General Order 5.20, Language Access Services for Limited English Proficient Persons. The purpose of this new policy is to ensure consistent language access procedures for members of the Police Department to follow when officers encounter a limited English proficient (LEP) person. Key points of the policy include the following:
Department General Order 5.20, dated October 17, 2007, can be found on the SFPD's Web site, www.sfgov.org/police, under Police Commission, Schedules and Documents.
For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs Office
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103