The San Francisco Police Department is working with the United States Department of Justice, (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) on a Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance (CRI) of our agency.

The purpose of the Collaborative Reform is to improve trust between police agencies and the communities they serve. The process is a long-term, strategy approach that identifies issues within an agency that may be affecting public trust and offers recommendations based on a comprehensive assessment on how to resolve those issues.

The first step the DOJ takes in this process is to hold community listening sessions. Attached is an informational flyer explaining the goal of the listening session and announcing the date of the first community meeting, which will be held as follows:


Thursday March 10, 2016

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gateway High School Auditorium

1430 Scott Street

Western Addition


This information and flyer is being sent to you as a leader in your community. We respectfully ask that you share this information within your communities. The goal is to provide a forum in which members of the community are able to express their suggestions, concerns, and ideas to the DOJ Collaborative Team.

We would like to stress that although the Police Department supports this initiative and is actively assisting in spreading the word in regard to the listening sessions, representatives from the Police Department will not be in attendance at these meetings.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the US Department of Justice directly at:

Feel free to print and distribute flyer:  Listening Session – Western Addition

Collaborative Reform Initiative T.A.


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