Department of Police Accountability

We investigate complaints about police officers and recommend policy changes.

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    Our dashboard includes case statistics from 2016 -2021. Users can review metrics about DPA opened cases, closed cases and sustained cases, as well as allegations and findings.

    About

    DPA is an oversight agency that investigates complaints about SFPD officers. DPA investigates SFPD officer-involved shootings and audits SFPD practices. We recommend new policies and policy changes to the Police Commission and SFPD. DPA and SFPD are separate agencies that both report to the Police Commission.

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    Department of Police Accountability

    1 South Van Ness Ave 8th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Mon to Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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