Collaborative Responses

The SFPD is committed to responding to all of the findings from the 2016 U.S. DOJ/COPS Assessment. This report provides 94 findings with 272 recommendations for ways in which we can improve our department under five key categories.

Guided by our mission of providing safety with respect for all, we believe the report provides a roadmap to making ours a better, more responsive department.  This process has opened up new, productive lines of communication with community members from all walks of life.  They have joined our sworn and civilian members to do the hard work of addressing all of these recommendations.

Institutional and cultural transformation requires a long-term commitment. SFPD looks forward to becoming the national model of equitable, constitutional policing that works both for the betterment of the community and the officers who safeguard our city.

Below are some of our major achievements accomplished under Collaborative Reform. It’s important to note that most of the recommendations are tied to or affect others in different categories. This means that progress on one reform can impact forward movement on others. SFPD has created audit and review processes to help ensure the changes we are making become a sustainable, institutionalized part of our daily protocols.

San Francisco Police Department

Safety with Respect for All.