Frequently Asked Questions


If I am a naturalized citizen, do I need to provide a birth certificate?

If a birth certificate is recoverable we would like to see the document.

Should I send my Certificate of Naturalization papers?

No. Enclose a statement with your background package stating that you have your certificate and that upon request you will bring it to your Background Investigation interview.

I am not a U.S. citizen yet, what do I need to do?

You MUST be a U.S. citizen at the time of appointment to the position. If you have any questions regarding obtaining citizenship, you may refer to the following website:

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Have Questions? Contact the San Francisco Police Department Recruitment Unit

1245 3rd Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: 415-837-7245
Fax: 415-575-6095

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