SFPD Headquarters

Welcome to the voter approved Public Safety Building and Police Headquarters which provides a replacement facility for the SFPD Headquarters and the Southern District Police Station, previously located at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street. The Public Safety Building provides the necessary structural and operational resiliency to enable police leadership to promptly and properly coordinate public safety services in the city for decades to come.

The new Public Safety Campus is a state-of-the-art facility in Mission Bay which has incorporated not only the latest in law enforcement amenities but it is a LEED building, which means it met rigorous standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. From its seismically advanced structure to the state-of-the-art technology, Headquarters will serve our City well each and every day. More importantly, it will enable police to better respond and coordinate public safety services during major events and/or critical incidents.

The Police Headquarters consists of approximately 430 Department personnel. The lobby includes a memorial to our fallen officers, entitled the Spiral of Gratitudedesigned by New York-based artist, Shimon Attie. This memorial combines the elements of glass, sky, and light, together with the written word to create an immersive memorial in the building’s lobby. Additionally, San Francisco-based artist, Paul Kos, designed the First Responder Plazawhich incorporates three unique icons; a star, bell and conifer to form an inviting, meaningful space where the public can sit and enjoy outdoors. And finally, there is the stately re-creation of the marble engraved wall currently in the lobby of the Hall with each and every name of those officers from the San Francisco Police Department who made the ultimate sacrifice for our City.

Services at the Police Headquarters and Public Safety Building

Southern District Police Station

The Southern District Police Station plays a critical role in responding to the public safety needs of San Francisco residents. This station deploys the men and women working the front line – typically and especially after a major catastrophic event. As first responders, they maintain order during difficult situations and work cooperatively with other first responders, including the Fire Department and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The Public Safety Building also contains Fire Station No. 4, the Arson Task Force and a Community Room to serve the growing Mission Bay neighborhood, enhancing its response capability.

Records Management (Police Reports) at Police Headquarters

San Francisco Police Department Records Management moved to Police Headquarters at 1245 3rd Street, 1st Floor from 850 Bryant Street. To obtain a police report, go in person to Records Management Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or visit here for other options.

Visitor Access

The Police Headquarters is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Police Headquarters is closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and on all national holidays including New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday following Thanksgiving) and Christmas Day.

Southern Police Station remains open to the public 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Limited English Proficiency-Certified Building

In support of all our community members, the building is also equipped with video translation systems that make it a Limited English Proficiency-certified building. Community members who are hearing impaired or who do not speak English can be assisted with police reports and other police matters in their own language using a video interpreter available online at our front desks. Current languages supported for video interpretation include American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Somali. Other languages can still be supported using our existing audio only interpretation language line.

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San Francisco Police Department

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