The San Francisco Police Department routinely generates reports as mandated by statute, best practice or managerial discretion. Reports that are publicly releasable are listed below. Additionally, reports published by the police commission are listed as they become available. Finally, reports by external entities or academic institutions are listed for convenience.
Linking to external reports does not necessarily imply the endorsement of the SFPD, SF Police Commission or the City and County of San Francisco. The list of reports below is not meant to be all inclusive, nor should the categories to which they are assigned be considered authoritative.
Department Published Reports
Racial Equity & Inclusion Plan (REAP)
The Racial Equity Action Plan (REAP) is a strategic plan for the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), guided by the Citywide Racial Equity Framework, to enact institutional and structural change to achieve racial equity and inclusion. This Plan, which will be released in two phases, is guided by the vision to create a city and organization where diversity, inclusion, and belonging are advanced; racial and social equity disparities are reduced short-term and eliminated long-term, and racial and social equity is achieved, establishing equalized access, opportunity, and outcomes for all.
We've recently published our progress report which can be viewed by clicking here.
Quarterly Activity & Data Report (QADR)
The 2020 3rd quarter and future reports on data pertaining to stops, searches, arrests, use of force, alleged bias-related complaints, and Crime Victim Data are available on the SFPD Quarterly Activity and Data Report (QADR) page. The QADR meets the quarterly requirements of the City Administrator’s Code, sec. 96A, Law Enforcement Reporting Requirement. The quarterly reports from 2016 through 2020 Q2 are available for viewing online.
Domestic Violence Data Report
In November 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved and Mayor Breed signed legislation amending the San Francisco Administrative Code to require certain data involving Domestic Violence be reported on a quarterly basis starting in the first quarter of 2022. The report is to be submitted on a quarterly basis to the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor, Office of Racial Equity, the Human Rights Commission, the Department on the Status of Women, and the Police Commission. The report is located here for 2019 thru 2021. 2022 data will be rolled into the Quarterly Activity & Data Report, linked above.
Crime Victim Data Reporting
The 2020 3rd quarter and future reports on Crime Victim Data is available on the SFPD Quarterly Activity & Data Report page. The reports on Crime Victim Data for 2020 Q1 and 2020 Q2 reports are available for viewing online.
Use of Force, Stops & Arrests
The 2020 3rd quarter and future reports on Arrests, Uses of Force and Stop Data is available on the SFPD Quarterly Activity & Data Report page. The quarterly reports from 2016 through 2020 Q2 are available for viewing online.
Early Intervention System
The San Francisco Police Department's Early Intervention System (EIS) is a structured system that identifies and manages behaviors that result in performance-related problems by individual members. The EIS system, per DGO 3.19, is a non-disciplinary intervention to assist members in professional development. EIS publishes reports quarterly.
Every time an officer discharges their weapon, no matter the circumstance, the Department convenes the Firearms Discharge Review Board (FDRB) per DGO 3.10. The FDRB meets as needed quarterly, and findings of the FDRB are presented to the San Francisco Police Commission.
Officer-Involved Shootings (OIS) Data
Officer-Involved Shootings, Suspect-Involved, 2009 – 2019
SFPD updates the yearly statistics for the Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) Data each year in February for the prior year.
Click here to view our annotated list of OIS Incidents that have occurred here in San Francisco.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office
The MOU outlines the agreement between the San Francisco District Attorney's Officer and the San Francisco Police Department regarding the procedures for the criminal investigation of "Covered Incidents" to determine if an officer committed a criminal offense.
In 2021, SFPD and the San Francisco District Attorney's Office renewed the relationship with the DA's office as the independent criminal investigators of OIS, in-custody deaths, and uses of force resulting in great bodily injury at SFPD. The update included adherence to legislation passed in California designating jurisdiction of investigations for certain OIS to the California Department of Justice.
Click here to visit our page overviewing FAQ's on Officer-Involved Shootings
Historical Traffic Stops Reports
The Department previously used eStop to collect information on traffic stops. On July 1, 2018, the Department discontinued the use of eStop and began using the State of California's Stop Data Collection System (SDCS). Current stop data collection can be found in the quarterly 96a Use of Force/Encounter Report for the correlating quarter.
San Francisco Police Department Sworn Demographics
Balanced demographics that are representative of the community have been and continue to be a priority to the department.
San Francisco Police Department Historical Annual Reports
The Department discontinued the publishing of Annual Reports in 2015. Historical reports for the years of 2011 through 2014 are available for viewing online.
Audits of Electronic Communication Devices for Bias
The Department made presentations to the Police Commission on the department's quarterly audit results of potential bias in department-issued communication devices that are available for viewing here.
Department Staffing Study by Matrix Consulting Group
Under the leadership of former Board President Norman Yee, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors resolved in 2017 to initiate a process for "the purpose of determining the best methodology for establishing staffing levels in the San Francisco Police Department." This comprehensive staffing study is the product of that important effort. You may view that report here.
2021 Staffing Analysis of the San Francisco Police Department
In November 2020, San Francisco voters approved Proposition E, amending the City Charter to remove the previously established Police staffing baseline and requiring the Police Department to submit a report and recommendation on staffing levels every two years to the Police Commission for consideration when approving the Department’s budget. The purpose of this report is to determine and recommend baseline staffing levels for the San Francisco Police Department using rigorous, industry-reputed methodologies. You may view the 2021 report here.
Other Agency Reports
The San Francisco Police Commission, from time to time, publishes reports on various aspects of the SFPD. Reports detailing results of disciplinary actions taken by the Commission are found in summary 'Veronese Reports', published quarterly. Also published are summaries of actions taken by the Chief in disciplinary matters.
Meeting documents, minutes and other policies can be found on the Commission website
Collaborative Reform Initiative
The SFPD began it's Collaborative Reform Initiative in 2016 with the US Department of Justice. A full background on the history, including key documents, can be found on the Collaborative Initiative page. How the department has responded to the US DOJ Assessment of the SFPD can be found on our Collaborative Responses page.
Academic Institution Reports
In partnership with the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley, the SFPD participated in a study on the effects of increasing foot beat officers on crime in San Francisco. The first phase of the study confirmed that larceny-theft (better known as car break-ins) and assaults were reduced. The SFPD published this news release related to the report, and the report itself can be found on the CPL website.
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) partnered with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to examine policing practices and behavior from 2014 to 2018 as part of the National Justice Database (NJD) project. CPE examined the incidences of vehicle stops, pedestrian stops, and use of force in order to:
● Identify any racial disparities in police interactions with civilians
● Determine if disparities were caused by inequitable practices or other factors
● Identify any attitudinal dispositions by officers or within the department that may be risk factors for inequitable practices.
CPE analyzed data provided by SFPD to generate this report. Findings and recommendations are summarized here.
Partner Agency Reports
The Department of Police Accountability (DPA) publishes routine reports on their findings, process, and outcomes.
The Civil Grand Jury, impaneled by the Superior Court of San Francisco, occasionally submits reports on the SFPD, which can be found on their website.