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The relationship between the San Francisco Police Department and the community is a high priority. The department is committed to improving trust and providing transparency while protecting our residents, visitors, and business communities.

Policies

As part of the department’s commitment to transparency, all Department General Orders are published at: http://sanfranciscopolice.org/dgo

Administrative Code Chapter 96A

Earlier this year, the City and County of San Francisco passed an ordinance establishing Administrative Code Sec. 96A, Law Enforcement Reporting Requirements. Section 96A.3 of the code includes specific requirements for how the San Francisco Police Department reports Arrests and Use of Force.

Under Sec. 96A.3, SFPD shall provide a quarterly report to the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, the Police Commission and the Human Rights Commission, detailing.

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Per this new requirement, the first report included the following:

(b) For Use of Force:

  1. The total number of Uses of Force;
  2. The total number of Uses of Force that resulted in death to the person on whom an Officer used force; and
  3. The total number of Uses of Force broken down by race or ethnicity, age, and sex;

(c) For arrests:

  1. The total number; and
  2. The total number broken down by race or ethnicity, age, and sex.

We look forward to continuing to provide these reports in the interest of transparency and furthering discussion about the use of force.

2016 Administrative Code 96A Reports

SFPD First Quarter 2016 Report in Compliance with Administrative Code 96A:

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SFPD Second Quarter 2016 Report in Compliance with Administrative Code 96A:

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SFPD Third Quarter 2016 Report in Compliance with Administrative Code 96A:

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SFPD Fourth Quarter 2016 Report in Compliance with Administrative Code 96A:

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