Department Bulletins 2017

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 However, when a Department General Order no longer complies with the law or contains inaccurate or out-of-date information, the Department may issue a Department Bulletin that supplements or amends the Department General Order.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 2017

PDF iconA 17-004 Autism Awareness

PDF iconA 17-006 Supervisory Use of Force Evaluation Form (Supersedes DB 15-237, Amends DGO 5.01)

PDF iconA 17-007 Hypodermic Syringe Access and Disposal Programs

PDF iconA 17-010 DGO 5.21 "The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Response to Person in Crisis Calls for Service Update Packet #55

PDF iconA 17-011 Pop-up Network Acceptable Use Statement on Workstations (Amends portions of DGO 10.08)

PDF iconA 17-012 Obtaining A Public Safety Statement

PDF iconA 17-013 Rights and Responsibilities under California Whistleblower Laws

PDF iconA 17-014 Annual TB Screening (Supersedes DB 15-173)

PDF iconA 17-015 Enforcement of Immigration Laws (Supersedes DB 16-015)

PDF iconA 17-016 Prohibition on the Enforcement of Administrative Immigration Warrants (Supersedes DB 16-048)

PDF iconA 17-017 Promotional Announcement

PDF iconA 17-018 Organizational Structure

PDF iconA 17-021 Aggressive Solicitation 120-2(d) 1-4 MPC

PDF iconA 17-023 Hotel Consent Required to Review Hotel Registries

PDF iconA 17-024 Language Service Information Card

PDF iconA 17-025 Autonomous Vehicles

PDF iconC 17-026 Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony

PDF iconA 17-032 SFPD Members' Expectation of Privacy Use of Computers, Peripheral Equipment and Facilities

PDF iconA 17-033 Staph Infection Awareness

PDF iconA 17-034 Civil Summons and Complaint

PDF iconA 17-036 San Francisco Ethics Commission SFPD "Statement of Incompatible Activities"

PDF iconA 17-037 Section 121 OF THE San Francisco Municipal Police Code Loitering Outside Nightclubs

PDF iconA 17-038 Supplementary Traffic Collision Reports

PDF iconA 17-039 New Family & Children Services Referral Card (SFPD 570)

PDF iconA 17-042 Arrests of Department Members: Notification Responsibility

PDF iconA 17-043 Mandatory Training for All SFPD CLETS Users

PDF iconB 17-044 Member Inquiries to the Background Investigations Unit

PDF icon A 17-045 Monitoring Overtime

PDF icon B 17-048 Reports regarding Vicious and Dangerous Dogs (Supersedes DB 17-008)

PDF iconA 17-051 Civil Gang Injunction Arrests

PDF iconA 17-052 Issuance of Property Receipt for Items Seized Under Warrant

PDF iconA 17-053 Reporting Requirements for Cal/OSHA

PDF iconA 17-056 Limited English (LEP) Persons Data Tracking (Supersedes DB 16-029)

PDF iconC 17-057 Promotional Announcement

PDF iconB 17-059 Telephone Courtesy

PDF iconA 17-061 Request for Sign Language Interpreters (Supersedes DB 16-101)

PDF iconA 17-067 Requirements Regarding Arrestees' Rights to Phone Calls

PDF iconA 17-068 Booking Prisoner Property

PDF iconB 17-069 Verifying Identities When Booking or Citing Subjects

PDF iconA 17-070 Public On-Line Reporting

PDF iconA 17-071 Requests for Service

PDF iconA 17-072 Responsibility for Civilians to Adhere to General Orders

PDF iconA 17-074 Off-Duty Concealed Carry PROHIBITED at AT&T Park

PDF iconA 17-078 Fraternization Policy

PDF iconA 17-079 Transporting Persons Who Use Moblity Devices

PDF iconA 17-080 Mandatory Sign-off of Department Issued Documents in HRMS

PDF iconA 17-082 Training Video regarding Cross Reports between the SFPD and Family and Children Services

PDF iconA 17-083 Consent Searches of Private Residences

PDF iconA 17-086 Missing Persons Assignment Criteria (Supersedes DB 17-063)

PDF iconA 17-088 New JUSTIFICATION Enhancement on the RAPS Masks

PDF iconB 17-089 Vehicle Investigative Hold & Release Policy

PDF iconB 17-093 San Francisco Housing Authority Developments, Notification and Procedures

PDF iconA 17-095 Required Elements in Use of Force Incident Reports

PDF iconA 17-096 Opiate Overdose Prevention and Treatment—Naloxone Hydrochloride

PDF iconA 17-097 Policy on Family and Romantic Relationships at Work

PDF iconA 17-098 PERSONNEL FILES - Sealing Documents - SFPOA Members

PDF iconA 17-101 2017 Legislative Update

PDF iconA 17-102 2017 Case Law Update

PDF iconC 17-103 Outside Agency Courtesy Reports

PDF iconA 17-104 Burglary - Hot Prowl Definition and Notifications

PDF iconC 17-105 Relocation of Sheriff's Department's Central Records Unit (CRU)

PDF iconA 17-106 Faxing Arrest Reports to the O.R. Project

PDF iconA 17-108 Everbridge Notification System and Outside-Agency Responses to Critical Incidents

PDF iconA 17-110 Department General Order 8.07 - Hazardous Material Incidents - Update Packet 56

PDF iconA 17-112 Overtime Rules and Reporting

PDF iconB 17-113 Hearing Conservation Program

PDF iconA 17-114 "Sexual Assault Victims' DNA Bill of Rights," Information and Notification

PDF iconA 17-116 Public Records on Personal Electronic Devices

PDF iconA 17-118 Protocol for Gifts, Compensation and Rewards

PDF iconA 17-124 Tactical Medical Pouches

PDF iconA 17-129 Health Care Provider Suspicious Injury Reports to Law Enforcement

PDF iconA 17-140 Officer and Supervisor Responsibilities Regarding Data Reporting, Collection, and Input Practices

PDF iconA 17-142 Mandatory Processing of 852 Vehicles by Trained Patrol Units (Supersedes DB 16-069)

PDF iconA 17-143 Protocol for Release of Police Reports

PDF iconA 17-149 Release of Information to the News Media and/or Public Regarding Homicide Detail Investigations

PDF iconA 17-150 Taking Photographs and Recording with Body Worn Camera during Criminal Investigations

PDF iconA 17-155 Body Worn Camera - Court Protocol

PDF iconA 17-156 Body Worn Camera Mute Function

PDF iconA 17-157 Restructure of Command - Forensic Services Division

PDF iconC 17-159 Promotional Announcement

PDF iconB 17-161 Lactation Accommodation Policy

PDF iconA 17-163 Department General Order 5.15 "Enforcement of Immigration Laws" Update Packet #57

PDF iconA 17-165 CLETS - Protecting Sensitive Criminal Justice Information

PDF iconC 17-166 Restructure of Command - Community Engagement Division

PDF iconA 17-167 Traffic Collision Scene Preservation

PDF iconC 17-172 Chief's Message - 16th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, Attacks

PDF iconA 17-178 Mandatory Testing of a Member Involved in a Traffic Collision and the Drug Testing Process

PDF iconA 17-180 Arrests Of Sex Offenders

PDF iconA 17-183 Grooming Standards (Amends DGO 11.08)

PDF iconC 17-191 Promotional Announcement

PDF iconC 17-192 Promotional Announcement

PDF iconC 17-193 Command Staff Assignments

PDF iconB 17-196 New Investigative Unit: Crime Gun Investigations Center

PDF iconC 17-198 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PDF iconB 17-199 Completing Stolen Vehicle Releases

PDF iconB 17-201 SFPD Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Policy

PDF iconA 17-202 Firearm Security in Vehicles

PDF iconC 17-208 Promotional Announcement

PDF iconA 17-209 Investigations Reorganization

PDF iconA 17-212 Use of Cellular Phones and Electronic Communication Devices by Motorists and Members

PDF iconA 17-213 eStop - Contact Data Collection Program Clarification of "SEARCH" Values (Supplements DB 16-208)

PDF iconA 17-214 Professional Email Standards

PDF iconA 17-219 Cal-Photo Valid Reason for Access

PDF iconA 17-220 Covered State List - City Contracts - Anti-LGBT Laws.pdf

PDF iconA 17-221 Marsy's Rights Card - Victim Rights Notification

PDF iconA 17-222 No Political Activity While on Duty

PDF iconA 17-223 Secondary Employment

PDF iconA 17-226 Mandatory Substance Abuse Testing for Sworn Members

PDF iconB 17-227 Preventive Measures for Hepatitis A

PDF iconA 17-228 "Not On My Watch" Pledge

PDF iconB 17-236 Medical or Physical Therapy Appointments On-Duty

PDF iconA 17-238 DHR 2017 Preventing Workplace Harrassment Training

PDF iconA 17-242 Mandatory Management Advanced Officer Continuing Professional Training 2017-2018 CPT Cycle

PDF iconB 17-244 Contacting the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)

PDF iconC 17-245 3M Chemical Valved Odor Respirators

PDF iconA 17-249 Prioritizing Safety for Sex Workers

PDF iconA 17-250 Secondary Handgun Protocol

PDF iconB 17-251 Bilingual Testing for Department Members

PDF iconB 17-253 Use of Rental Vehicles

PDF iconC 17-255 Revised SFPD DPA Complaint Form 293

PDF iconB 17-256 Case Assignments for Investigation

PDF iconB 17-257 Hearing Conservation Program (Supersedes DB 17-113)