Now is a powerful time to get involved in policing practices.
Our goal is for all San Franciscans to understand and
help shape policing practices.
A 30-minute interview on July 28, 2020 with San Francisco Department of Police Accountability (DPA) Executive Director Paul Henderson, conducted by Ida Mojadad, education and housing reporter for the San Francisco Examiner.
They discussed the role of the DPA and how individuals and organizations can engage with it.
Become an Observer
Ensure all San Franciscans know about meetings, decisions, policies, programs and their impact. There are a wide variety of meetings dealing with policing practices: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Police (Oversight) Commission, neighborhood Police District, and Supervisor Community meetings, and more.
We will train you to:
We’re happy to train you then observe on your own. The most important thing to us is for you to be involved. And if you agree to adhere to a few League standards, you can become an Official League Observer!
We use five handouts in our trainings. We’ve made them available below so that anyone who wants to use them can download them.
Right now, the San Francisco Police Department has hundreds of reform initiatives. You deserve clear explanations of what these reforms will do. How are they prioritized? Who is responsible? Why are we making these changes? How will this impact my life or my neighbor’s life? How do we know if a reform is working? What if some people benefit, but other people suffer?
Now is a powerful time to get involved. Your questions and comments on policing practices will change what happens.
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Our goal is for all San Franciscans to understand and shape policing practices.
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