File a complaint about police services
Start the complaint process about an SFPD officer or police policy.
Our team investigates complaints against police promptly and fairly.
The Department of Police Accountability (DPA) investigates all complaints about police misconduct that:
As part of our investigation, a trained investigator may:
A team of supervisors and attorneys will review the investigation to ensure its accuracy, thoroughness, and consistency with Police Commission standards. Your complaint may result in officer discipline, policy changes within the SFPD, or both.
We don’t deal with criminal charges or civil lawsuits. If you have questions about criminal charges or civil lawsuits, contact the San Francisco Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information service at 415-989-1616.
Check out our DPA 101 Presentation for more on what we do.