Department Bulletins are issued by the Chief of Police and are distributed Department wide. Department Bulletins may contain directives, general information, training information, special orders, event orders or deployments. Department Bulletins shall be consistent with Department General Orders. However, when a Department General Order no longer complies with the law or contains inaccurate or out-of-date information, the Department may issue a Department Bulletin that supplements or amends the Department General Order. Whenever a Department Bulletin supplements or amends a substantive provision of a Department General Order, within two weeks of its issuance, the Department Bulletin and the Department General Order shall be calendared before the Police Commission for discussion and approval.
Prior to its issuance, the Legal Division shall review the proposed Department Bulletin and determine whether it supplements or amends in a substantive manner a Department General Order. Department
Bulletins announcing non-substantive amendments or supplements to a Department General Order such as administrative information about a name, address or telephone number do not need to be calendared before the Police Commission for discussion and approval.
For more information see Department General Orders 3.01
Department Bulletins 2016
A 16-088 Department Issued Business Cards & Reportee Follow-Up Form (SFPD 105) (Supersedes DB 15-233)
A 16-089 Department Email Policy & Procedures (Supersedes DB 14-189)
A 16-101 Request for Sign Language Interpreters (Supersedes DB 14-255)
A 16-107 Providing Language Access Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Individuals (Re-issue DB 14-126 & 15-046)
A 16-115 Vehicle Tow Policy & Procedure 14601/12500 CVC (Amends DGO 9.06) (Supersedes STOP Manual-Section 8: Dept. Policy on Towing)
A 16-153 Pursuit Driving Policy Training; Vehicle Code Section 17004.7(b)(1) (Supercedes Department Bulletin 15-097) (DB Expires 10/04/16)