Our goal is for all San Franciscans to understand and shape policing practices.
WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT POLICING PRACTICES IN SAN FRANCISCO?
Right now, our police department has hundreds of reform initiatives. Now is a powerful time to get involved!
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? What about my neighbor’s life? How do we know if a reform is working? What if some people benefit, but other people suffer? Your questions and comments on policing practices will change what happens.
WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE POLICING PRACTICES IN SAN FRANCISCO?
1) Become An Observer.
Make sure 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 Commissions, neighborhood Police District and Supervisor Community Meetings, and more. We will train you to:
- request information
- share information (reports, social media, newsletters, events, etc.)
- invite others to learn about policing practices
We’re happy to train you and have you then go off on your own. The most important thing for us is to get you involved. But if you agree to adhere to a few League standards, you may be an official League observer!
2) Join a stakeholder interview.
It is a lot of fun and very informative to be part of the League’s interviews with government (read previous interviews here). You’ll be part of a group responsible for setting up, holding, and reporting on the interview. Likely interviews will be with:
- City Mayor
- eleven members of the Board of Supervisors and their staff
- District Attorney and their staff
- ten Police District Captains and their staff
- seven San Francisco Police Commissioners
- Department of Police Accountability
- State Assemblymembers (eastern 17 and western 19)
- State Senator
3) Learn about policing practices with us.
We’re putting together resources and events about policing practices in San Francisco. We will be sharing more information here. To stay informed, we recommend you:
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