Department of Police Accountability

We investigate complaints about police officers and recommend policy changes.

Mediation Training in October
Mediator Training

Interested in becoming a volunteer mediator for DPA, but don't have the required training? Community Boards is offering their next 40 -Hour Training in October 2023.

Complainant portal

Now you can look up your DPA case status and submit documents.


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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Archived website

See previous website archived June 2022.