SFPD Graffiti Abatement Program
GRAFFITI REWARDS FUND
Reporting Graffiti Vandalism Can Be RewardingGraffiti vandalism is a great concern for the citizens and employees of the City of San Francisco.The Graffiti Rewards Fund is a partnership between the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, theOffice of the Mayor of San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department, and the San FranciscoDepartment of Public Works.
The San Francisco Department of Public Works, under the leadership of Public Works DirectorEdward Reiskin, is establishing the Graffiti Rewards Fund to partner with the citizens of San Francisco towork to address the problem of graffiti vandalism.
The City's Graffiti Rewards Fund rewards citizens with $250 for information leading to the arrestand conviction of graffiti vandals. Graffiti Rewards Fund claim forms are available to be picked up inperson at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, San Francisco Police Department stations, or the
Department of Public Works. To request a Reward Fund claim form by telephone, call 311.
To be eligible for a reward through the program, you must disclose your name and cooperate with lawenforcement. If your claim is accepted, rewards will be granted after the suspect's case is resolvedsuccessfully. Diversion of the perpetrator to a community service program, or a plea bargain to a lesseroffense also constitutes a successful resolution. In some cases, it may take up to a year from the date ofthe incident before you receive your reward. If the Director of the Department of Public Works at therecommendation of the District Attorney's Office deems that your information is accurate and led to theconviction, the Department of Public Works will authorize the payment of the reward. The Reward Fundis reimbursed and funded through the collection of fines and penalties levied against other offenders.