SFPD Transparency and Reform Initiatives

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Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau

The Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau was established in February 2016 to coordinate efforts of the Police Department with the United States Department of Justice Collaborative Reform Initiative.

The work of the Bureau is part of an overall effort to increase transparency and accountability in order to better serve the City of San Francisco. Learn more about the units within the Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau.

Changes We’re Making

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 communities.

To learn more about the Department’s commitment to transparency and reform, please select one of the following sections:

Reform Progress

SFPD Reform Status Charts
2016 DOJ/COPS Collaborative Reform Initiative SFPD Recommendations Status*
*Status as of 04/10/2017

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sfpd status chart recommendations by objective 2017-04-10

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sfpd status chart recommendations accountability 2017-04-10 sfpd status chart recommendations recruitment hiring personnel practices 2017-04-10

Status Definitions:

  • In Progress: SFPD is actively working on the recommendation.
  • Awaiting Document Packet: Professional Standards & Principled Policing Bureau (PSPPB) has not received a completed packet from assignee.
  • In Approval Process: PSPPB has received assignee's completed packet, will review and submit for Chief's approval.
  • SFPD Complete / DOJ Review: Completed packet submitted to the DOJ for review.
  • DOJ Reviewed: DOJ has reviewed the completed packet submitted by SFPD.

Status of Recommendations:

  • Awaiting Document Packet: 4.5, 43.1, 43.2, 76.1, 76.2
  • In Approval Process: 9.3, 24.1, 24.3, 24.4, 24.6, 26.2, 28.6, 28.7, 29.4, 34.3, 39.5, 50.2, 64.2, 66.2, 66.3, 68.2, 83.1, 83.2, 88.4
  • SFPD Complete/ DOJ Review: 3.1, 4.3, 4.4, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.4, 13.1, 14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 15.2, 17.1, 20.4, 23.1, 24.5, 26.3, 34.2, 55.1, 66.1, 73.1, 75.3
  • DOJ Reviewed: 35.4, 44.3, 50.1
  • In Progress: Remaining 221 recommendations.