Department Bulletins 2016

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 However, when a Department General Order no longer complies with the law or contains inaccurate or out-of-date information, the Department may issue a Department Bulletin that supplements or amends the Department General Order.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.

There are three categories of Department Bulletins:

  • Class "A" Directives, Supplements to General Orders or Department Manuals, and Legal Updates. Class "A" Bulletins must be approved by each Assistant Chief, each Deputy Chief and Department legal staff prior to publication.
  • Class "B" Training Information, Special Orders, Event Orders, and Deployments. Class "B" Bulletins must be approved by the Assistant Chief(s) and Deputy Chief(s) whose operations are affected by the bulletin.
  • Class "C": General (non-technical, non-legal) Information, Special Messages from the Chief of Police and Non-Operational Information. Class "C" Bulletins must be approved by the senior ranking member regularly in charge of the unit to which the author is assigned and the senior ranking member regularly in charge of the Legal Division.

For more information see Department General Orders 3.01


Department Bulletins 2016

PDF iconA 16-002 Chief's Order for Disciplinary Suspension

PDF icon A 16-003 Policies Regarding the Loss or Theft of a Department-Issued Mobile Device and/or Token

PDF iconA 16-006 Required Equipment

PDF iconA 16-008 Sworn Promotional Exam Minimum Qualifications

PDF iconA 16-009 Secondary Handgun Protocol

PDF iconA 16-010 FasTrak, Toll Evasion Violations and Proper Member Conduct

PDF iconA 16-011 Uniform and Professional Attire

PDF iconB 16-012 Crime Scene Management - Red Crime Scene Tape

PDF iconA 16-015 Enforcement of Immigration Laws

PDF iconA 16-016 2016 Legislative Update

PDF iconA 16-017 2016 Case Law Update

PDF iconB 16-018 Application to the U.S. Department of Justice/COPS Office 2016 Senior Law Enforcement Fellows Program

PDF iconA 16-019 Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau

PDF iconA 16-021 U.S. Department of Justice Collaborative Review Initiative

PDF iconA 16-022 New Bi-Annual Force Options Training

PDF iconA 16-023 Training Video and On-Line Survey regarding DGO 5.20, Language Access Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persos

PDF iconA 16-024 Surreptitious Recording

PDF iconA 16-025 A Guideline to Documenting Latent Print Cards and Envelopes

PDF iconA 16-029 (LEP) Data Collection Crime Data Warehouse

PDF iconA 16-030 Change to Crime Data Warehouse for Department General Order 7.04, Children of Arrested Parents

PDF iconB 16-033 2016 Application for The Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI)

PDF iconC 16-034 Daylight Saving Time Starts- Spring 2016

PDF iconB 16-036 Obtaining Value of Stolen Property

PDF iconC 16-037 Professional Standards & Principled Policing Bureau and Risk Management Division

PDF iconA 16-041 Arrests on San Francisco Unified School District Sites

PDF iconA 16-047 Copies of 0CC Complaints

PDF iconA 16-048 Prohibition on the Enforcement of Administrative Immigration Warrants

PDF iconA 16-056 Entering Residences: Houses, Apartments, Hotels, including SRO Hotels (Re-Issue DB 12-142)

PDF iconA 16-058 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Deployment to Police Vehicles

PDF iconA 16-060 Use of Service and Support Animals by Persons with Disabilities

PDF iconA 16-069 Mandatory Processing of 852 Vehicles by Trained Patrol Units

PDF iconA 16-070 Preventing Workplace Harassment Training

PDF iconA 16-072 Management of Department Social Media Accounts

PDF iconC 16-079 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex Resource Guide

PDF iconA 16-082 Reminder regarding Department General Order 5.02, Use of Firearms: Discharge of Firearm at Operator or Occupant of Moving Vehicles

PDF iconC 16-083 Chief's Message

PDF iconC 16-084 New California Public Records Act Request Portal

PDF iconA 16-088 Department Issued Business Cards & Reportee Follow-Up Form (SFPD 105) (Supersedes DB 15-233)

PDF iconA 16-089 Department Email Policy & Procedures (Supersedes DB 14-189)

PDF iconA 16-090 Department General Order 10.11 "Body Worn Camera Policy" (Update Packet #52)

PDF iconA 16-091 Protocol for Processing Homeless Property "Bag & Tag"

PDF iconA 16-098 Telephone Typewriter (TTY) Phone Numbers and Locations

PDF iconA 16-100 Mandatory CSI Response to Officer-Involved Discharges

PDF iconA 16-101 Request for Sign Language Interpreters (Supersedes DB 14-255)

PDF iconA 16-107 Providing Language Access Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Individuals (Re-issue DB 14-126 & 15-046)

PDF iconA 16-111 Body Worn Camera

PDF iconA 16-112 Principles to Consider Regarding the Use and Application of Force

PDF iconA 16-115 Vehicle Tow Policy & Procedure 14601/12500 CVC (Amends DGO 9.06) (Supersedes STOP Manual-Section 8: Dept. Policy on Towing)

PDF iconA 16-117 Clarification Regarding Reporting Requirements Under DGO 5.04 "Arrests by Private Persons"

PDF iconA 16-118 Harassment-Free Workplace Policy

PDF iconA 16-125 Report Writing Responsibilities-Supervisors, Officers & Police Service Aides

PDF iconC 16-129 Restructure of Command-Crisis Intervention Team Program

PDF iconA 16-134 Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

PDF iconA 16-137 Ride-Along Policy and Procedures

PDF iconA 16-140 Graffiti Arrest Investigations

PDF iconA 16-141 Traffic Collisions/Incidents Involving Bicycles

PDF iconA 16-142 Radio Code 423 - Citizen/Community Engagement

PDF iconA 16-144 Vehicle Collsions

PDF iconA 16-153 Pursuit Driving Policy Training; Vehicle Code Section 17004.7(b)(1) (Supercedes Department Bulletin 15-097) (DB Expires 10/04/16)

PDF iconC 16-155 Homeward Bound Program

PDF iconA 16-166 U.S. Department of Justice Collaborative Review Initiative Report (Superseded)

PDF iconA 16-168 Traffic Stop Data Collection Program Information (Superseded)

PDF iconB 16-171 Stalking Investigations

PDF iconA 16-179 Department General Order 2.09 "Personal Use of Social Media"

PDF iconA 16-185 Securing Equipment in Police Vehicles

PDF iconA 16-186 Contact with Victims/Witnesses during on-going OCC Investigations

PDF iconA 16-188 Update on Traffic Warrant Clear-up

PDF iconB 16-191 Report Requirements for 11353.6 H&S

PDF iconA 16-199 First Amendment Activities: Pre-Event Planning

PDF iconA 16-208 eStop - Contact Data Collection ProgramA 16-208 eStop - Contact Data Collection ProgramA 16-208 eStop - Contact Data Collection ProgramA 16-208 eStop - Contact Data Collection ProgramA 16-208 eStop - Contact Data Collection ProgramA 16-208 eStop - Contact Data Collection ProgramA 16-208 eStop - Contact Data Collection Program

PDF iconA 16-209 Early Intervention System Procedures

PDF iconA 16-213 Proper Use and Storage of Body Worn Cameras

PDF iconB 16-215 Incident Reports Regarding Lost ID Consular Cards and/or Foreign Passports

PDF iconA 16-216 Mandatory Reading

PDF iconA 16-219 Department General Order 5.01, "Use of Force" Update Packet #54

PDF iconA 16-221 Rescinding of Department General Order 5.02, "Use of Firearms"