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
Use of Force, Stops & Arrests
The Quarterly Report on Arrests, Uses of Force and Stop Data is published quarterly per section 96.A.3 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
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.
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.
Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) Historical Data
Officer Involved Shootings, Suspect-Involved, 2009 – 2019
SFPD updates the yearly statistics for the Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) Historical Data each year in February for the prior year.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and the San Francisco Police Department
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.
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.
Police Commission 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 Berkely, 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.
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.