SFPD Sergeant Tests Positive for COVID-19 20-032

On the morning of March 24, 2020, the San Francisco Police Department was informed that a sergeant assigned to the SFPD Special Victims Unit at the Hall of Justice has tested positive for the Coronavirus.  The sergeant went home sick on Friday, March 20th and notified their immediate supervisor, consulted medical authorities and stayed home from work on Monday.  Upon being notified of the positive test result this morning, we immediately informed SVU staff and closed the office to organize deep cleaning services.  

The sergeant is self-quarantining at home. The sergeant’s work partner, who did not come into the office on Monday or Tuesday, reported that they are also feeling unwell and are self-quarantining.

Because SFPD proactively took steps to divide SVU members into separate teams working from home, the office and other department locations, our fervent hope is that few other members will be affected.  The SVU office at the Hall of Justice has been closed to public “walk-ins” since Monday, March 16th though we continue to offer services to those in need.  

We are saddened by the news that one of our colleagues has tested positive for COVID-19. Our work puts our sworn and non-sworn professional staff in close contact with the public every day. We remain committed to the health and well-being of both the public and our dedicated members.