SFPD Statement on Event Security

Sunday's tragic incident in Gilroy has generated a great deal of interest in security measures for upcoming special events in San Francisco.  We've provided a statement to the news media and want to share it with the public as well.

The security of our residents and visitors is always our top priority. We work closely with event organizers as well as with our local, state and federal partners when planning for events.   Planning is extensive and begins months in advance. 

The Department does not provide specific information regarding staffing or security plans for special events. We also take into account incidents that occur around the state, country and world. 

Outside Lands is an annual event and there will be a San Francisco Police presence at the venue.   With any enclosed outdoor event, we plan for public safety including perimeter security.  

As always, we ask the public- “If you see something, say something.” Look out for each other and report any suspicious persons or activity to event staff or a police officer. 

In an emergency, call 9-1-1. To provide an anonymous tip, call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444.
Stay informed of emergencies or significant events by signing up for emergency text message alerts by texting the word OUTSIDELANDS to 888-777. AlertSF also allows us to notify you of emergencies in San Francisco.

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