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.
October 14 – Learn about how the Public Defender's Office uses public records and how access could be improved during this interview with Zac Dillion of the Public Defender’s Office conducted by Lydia Chavez of Mission Local.
Hear about the role of the Department of Police Accountability (DPA) and how individuals and organizations can engage with it in our interview with Paul Henderson, DPA executive director, conducted by Ida Mojadad, education and housing reporter for The San Francisco Examiner. (30 minutes, July 28, 2020)
You can help make sure all San Franciscans know more about policing decisions, policies, programs, and their impact by becoming a meeting observer.
A variety of meetings deal with policing, such as the Police (Oversight) Commission, Police Districts, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, and Supervisor meetings.
We’re happy to train you, even if you prefer to observe on your own. The most important thing is for you to be involved. If you agree to a few standards, you can become an official League Observer. Through our training, you'll learn how to:
Learn about local police issues and speak directly to the officers in your community. Meetings are held monthly for each police district in the city.
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 neighbors' lives? 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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