Department of Police Accountability

We investigate complaints about police officers and recommend policy changes.

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DPA launches a new complaint form site.

DPA launched a new online complaint form site that connects its case management system to the newly created OIG’s system. Complainants can choose the law enforcement department they want to file a complaint against.

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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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See previous website archived June 2022.