Objective 3: Community Policing

To improve the relationship between the department and the communities we serve, SFPD in 2016 established the Community Engagement Division and re-launched the department’s Community Police Academy.

SFPD has developed a Community Policing Strategic Plan, in collaboration with the San Francisco Controller’s Office and a working group of police department and community members. This plan codifies the work SFPD is doing to address crime by working closely with our city’s communities to increase communication and trust. The plan, which took over a year to develop, is awaiting Police Commission approval and will pave the way for progress on 12 recommendations directly tied to community policing.

SFPD elevated its citywide foot beat presence, driving down incidents of car break-ins and simple assault, while developing and improving relationships with community members.

Our external partners continue to review our responses related to Community Policing. Recommendations determined to have met substantial compliance by the California Department of Justice will be posted online. Completion packets represent work completed over the last several years, and may contain slightly different forms as the process for approval has evolved to become more efficient. To view, please see below: