Investigations 1: Sexual Assault







Sex Crimes
Sex Offender



The Sexual Assault Section of the Investigations Bureau is responsible for the investigation of any type of sexual assault, sexual battery, or incest involving a victim 18 years of age or older. The San Francisco Sexual Assault Section is part of a multi-agency Response Team whose goals include safety and protection of the victim and the prosecution of the suspect. Every sex crime is investigated.


Sexual Offender Unit
Monitors 290PC compliance of registered sex offenders within San Francisco to include the arrest and preparation of cases for prosecution by the District Attorney.


Hall of Justice
850 Bryant Street, Room 500
San Francisco, California 94103
Office: 415-553-9225


Frequently Asked Questions


How to report a sexual assault?
If the assault just occurred, dial 911 immediately. If time has lapsed since the incident, you may call the non-emergency police number, 415-553-0123 or respond to your closest Police Station.
I want help, but not sure if I want to make a police report?
Go to San Francisco General Hospital Emergency and be seen by their competent and caring medical staff who will provide you with help and support whether or not you want to report the incident to the police.
Why do I need to go to San Francisco General Hospital?
The specially trained Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners at San Francisco General Hospital provides the best services that can be provided to a sexual assault victim. These specially trained nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What happens when I go to San Francisco General Hospital?
Highly trained sensitive nurses who have substantial experience in general nursing and a specialized training in forensic nursing. They will provide for your comfort, answer any medical questions, conduct a physical exam and collect any physical evidence, which relate to the crime.
What happens when I report a sexual assault?
Depends on the nature of the assault and how quickly it is reported. Soon after the victim meets with medical personnel, a victim advocate will be called to help. If the victim desires to report to the police, initial information will be obtained and a preliminary investigation will commence. In many cases, an Inspector from the Sexual Assault Section will respond immediately to meet with the victim.
I made a report, now how do I follow it up?
Call the Sexual Assault Section and give the case number. The Inspector assigned to your case will speak to you or contact you regarding your case. If the Inspector did not respond to the hospital to meet you, your case will be assigned the next business day and the Inspector will be available after 10:00 am that day to discuss your case.
Victim is a friend or family member; can I contact the Sexual Assault Section on their behalf?
Family members are welcome to contact the Sexual Assault Section, but bare in mind that the nature of these crimes are highly personal and their may be limits as to what the Inspector can discuss with others beside the victim. Office staff will however assist you to their greatest extent.
Is there a cost for the Hospital, Police Services, Victim Advocates, etc?


Resource Services To Victims And To The Public




(All resources are free services)
San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-821-3222 (8am-5pm)
Hotline: 415-206-8256 (24-hour)
(must specify that you are victim of sexual assault when calling and a nurse practitioner will call you back)

24-Hour Rape Treatment Center

24-hour medical forensic examinations through San Francisco General Hospital Emergency Department.
Community Served: All sexual assault survivors.

San Francisco Woman Against Rape
3543 – 18th Street, #7, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-861-2024
Fax: 415-861-2092
Hotline: 415-647-7273 (24-hour)

M-F 10 am – 6 pm Website:
Individual counseling, support groups, creative arts healing groups, support groups, advocacy and accompaniment for survivors within social service and legal systems and with the survivors family, friends and community.
Community Served: All sexual assault survivors, their families and friends.

Trauma Recovery Center / Rape Treatment Center
2727 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-437-3000
Fax: 415-437-3020

M-F 8 am – 5 pm

Medical, counseling and case management services to sexual assault survivors and their families, individual and group therapy and assistance financial entitlements.
Community Served: All sexual assault survivors who are residents or persons assaulted in the area.


Advocacy and support for sexual assault victims, including crisis intervention, emotional support, information and referrals, victim compensation, emergency assistance, information about victim's rights, and accompaniment through court proceedings.
Community Served: All San Francisco residents and survivors assaulted in area.

Standing Against Global Exploitation
1275 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-905-5050
Fax: 415-437-3020

M-F 9 am – 5 pm Website:

Counseling on prostitution, sexual trauma, domestic violence, anger management, relapse prevention, and therapy groups.
Community Served: All San Francisco residents and transgender community.

San Francisco Adult Protective Services
PO Box 7988
San Francisco, CA 94120-7988
Phone: 415-557-5230
Fax: 415-557-5377
Hotline: 800-814-0009 (24-hour)

M-F 8 am – 5 pm

Investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of elders and disabled/dependent adults. The abuse may be sexual, physical, emotional, financial, abandonment, abduction, isolation, neglect by others, or self neglect.
Community Served: All San Francisco residents ages 65 and over, or disabled/dependant adults between the age of 18-64.




Forensic Services

Investigations 1

Investigations 2

Juvenile and Family Services