Recommend a police department audit
Suggest ideas for reviewing the San Francisco Police Department’s performance.
Regularly audits police officer use of force and how the police department handles claims of officer misconduct.
The Department of Police Accountability (DPA) reviews the police department’s performance. We audit 2 areas:
San Francisco Charter (Section 4.136) mandates DPA to audit the San Francisco Police Department’s use of force and handling of police misconduct every 2 years.
The charter also gives us the authority to conduct performance audits and reviews. We check whether the SFPD has followed all laws, ordinances, and policies. DPA’s director decides the frequency, topics, and scope of the audits and reviews.
We use the following criteria to decide which audits we conduct:
Our audits are independent and objective. We follow federal standards for audits.
Read the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS, also known as “Yellow Book”).
Mon to Fri,
8:00 am to 5:00 pm