General Orders

Department General Orders (DGOs) are the Department’s most authoritative and permanent directives, established, revised and adopted by the Police Commission after a public hearing for the overall administration and management of the Department and the general conduct of all members. DGOs receive input from the Department of Accountability, the City Attorney’s Office, Stakeholders, Workgroups, Unions impacted, the Police Commission, and members of the public before being finalized.

DGOs establish polices for uniform enforcement of laws and outline the procedure to be followed in the delivery of service to the community. DGOs remain in effect until amended, superseded or rescinded by the Police Commission. DGOs are initiated by either the Police Department or the Police Commission.

San Francisco Police Department

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