SFPD Reform Initiatives

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Learn About The Changes We’re Making

The San Francisco Police Department is implementing reforms and projects relating to building trust, ensuring transparency, and safeguarding the life, dignity, and liberty of all persons we are sworn to protect and serve.

As part of this effort, we are committed to providing information and data intended to keep the public informed of the progress of these reforms. Progress reports will be published on this site as the data becomes available.

Admin 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.

Please click here to read more about Administrative Code Sec. 96A (PDF) PDF icon

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.

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

Cover Letter PDF iconSFPD-Reform-2016_07_26_Ltr-Cover-Chapter-96A-JanMar-2016.pdf

Executive Summary PDF iconSFPD-Reform-2016-First-Quarter-Executive-Summary.pdf

Data Report PDF iconSFPD-Reform-2016_06_30_Chapter-96A-Report-JanMar-2016-Data.pdf

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

Cover Letter PDF icon2016 2nd Quarter-Cover Lertter_2016_10_13 Final.pdf

Executive Summary PDF iconSFPD-Reform-2016-2nd-Quarter-Executive-Summary.pdf

Data Report PDF iconSFPD-UOF_REPORT_Q2_20161013b.pdf

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

Cover Letter PDF icon2016 3rd Quarter-Cover Lertter_2016_11_04_Final.pdf

Executive Summary PDF iconFinal_2016 3rd Quarter-Executive Summary.pdf

Data Report PDF iconUse of Force Q3 Report.pdf