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>> ladies and gentlemen, the chair has called this meeting to order. please silence all electronic devices. please rise for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge of allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america. to the republic, for which it stands. one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [roll call]
commissioner, you have a quorum. also present as chief william scott of the san francisco police department. and the chief of staff sarah hawkins in place of director paul henderson from the department of police account ability. >> thank you. good evening everyone, this is the august, -- august 7, 2019 meeting of the san francisco police agenda -- police commission. >> adoption of minutes. for the meeting of june 2017 and july 10, 2019. >> any discussion? do we need public comments on this? seeing none. public comments are closed. please call for a vote.
[roll call] all in favor? it carried unanimously. >> line item to, consent calendar. receive and file; action. sfpd/dpa report second quarter 2019. >> do we need a vote to accept or approve? >> to accept. >> can i have a motion to accept >> so moved. >> seconded. >> any discussion? all right. all in favor? opposed? it carries. >> line item three, report to the commission; discussion. chief's report, provided an
overview of offenses occurring in san francisco, including on year-to-date homicide clearance and an overview of reportable human trafficking incidents. significant incidents, chiefs report will be limited to a brief description of significant incidents. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to counter any of the incidents the chief describes for a future commission meeting. major events, provide a company of -- a summary of planned activities and events occurring since the previous meeting. this will include a brief overview of any unplanned events or activities occurring in san francisco, having an impact on public safety. commission discussion on unplanned events and activities, the chief describes, will be limited to determining whether to counter for a future meeting. community engagement division highlights, provided overview of recent activities correlated by the community engagement division. >> thank you. good evening chief. >> good evening. i will start out this week, with
our crime trends for the week. starting with homicides on gun violence. our homicides are down 15% for the year. we had 23 year to date compared to 27, 2018 year today. our gun violence is also down. 28% reduction in compute -- shooting victims. compared to 76 this time last year. homicides 7%. fourteen year to date compared to 15, this time last year. our total gun violence victims were down 24%. sixty-nine year to date compared to 91 at this time last year. our part one crime is down by 11%. the breakdown is a 14% reduction in violent crime and a 10% reduction in property crime. in terms of violent crime, our rates are down 14%. robbery 14%, assaults are down
11%. we are actually doing pretty well. we are pleased with the progress at this point in the air. property crimes, burglaries are down 17%. our motor vehicle deaths are down 1%. our arsons are down 5%. larceny, and theft, down 10%. included in larceny and theft is the car break-ins which are down 11% year to date. significant incidents, i am happy to report, since our last police commission meeting on july 10, there have been no homicides. we did have four shootings this past week that resulted in five victims shot. there was one at 29th and diamond on august 6. there was also one on treasure island, the 1200 block of mariner drive on august 6. on july 31, there was a shooting way to victims shot, on july 31
there was also shooting at 17th and vermont in the southern district. of those five victims all are expected to survive. although one victim is in critical condition. we do not have suspects in custody on any of the shootings and the investigations are ongoing. traffic collisions, there was one major injury collision this past week, it was a hit and run with a muni vehicle involved. the vehicle may contact with the driver side of a muni coach traveling west on the market. the driver of. the muni driver was injured with complaints of pain. that passenger was uninjured. that investigation is also ongoing. significant events, we have a number of events this weekend.
i will just go with the highlighted events. we have the giants in town through 17. we are deployed for that. we also have outside lands that starts on friday that goes through sunday. there will be robust san francisco police department deployment for that. in light of the national events that have gone on, people are asking a lot of questions about our preparation for outside land. as with any major event, this planning process has been in the works for quite some time. we are robustly deployed this weekend. we will have officers highly visible. also working with other city departments including the fire department and others on public safety and it will be a team effort with other city departments. we are pleased with the way that is going. we want everybody to come out have a good time, enjoy themselves and we will take care of the security and facilitating traffic in and out. again that will be starting
friday morning, ending sunday night. >> let me add with outside land we are asking the public if you are attending, please go on the website and take a look at the bag policy. certain bags will not be allowed in the venue, we don't want anybody showing up, particularly those that are taking rideshare, public transportation i cannot get them because their bags do not fit the criteria. it's online, make sure you take a look at it if you're planning on attending. so you don't get turned around at the gate, because your bag is against the entry rules. community engagement highlights. just a brief overview. our annual citywide community policing advisory board symposium was held on july 13. it was a great turnout with members from all over the city. helping to coordinate this, it was a really good event. a lot of good dialogue and facilities -- facilitated on
community policing partnerships with our advisory board and other members of the community. really good turnout. we are really pleased with that. our summer intern program, with the mayor's opportunities for all will conclude in the next couple of weeks. we had quite a few young people employed and interning at the seven cisco police department. that included our program where we placed 50 youths on an internship, we had 30 youth that are interested in law enforcement, working with our youth community and in our eight week course we had 40 youths go through that course. our csi community safety initiative program, we had 75 youth go through that they share which we are really happy with. our youth career academy has hosted about 50 youths. it was really good engagement. i attended a graduation for
future grad this week. parents came out, really good event. kids were really bright and had great presentations including some of their recommendations after doing a lot of research on our homeless issue in the city about what they think we could do to improve that situation. really good presentations there. lastly, national night out was last night. all ten of our district stations held close to the national night out event in partnership with their community volunteers, assistant chief mosher and i attended for them. starting in tara vale, richmond, park, and we ended in the northern. really great turnout. the fire chief was also at several of the events. we just want to thank the members of our community, that partnered with us for a great national night out. it was very energizing to be among the community, and the
fellowship working together as a team. that concludes my report for the week. is there any questions? >> high have a question for you. last time i talk to you, at our last meeting, we talked about the founder had not been an officer involved shooting in san francisco. i'm just wondering is that statistic still moving. >> s, sir, it is. we are really happy that our last officer involved shooting was june 9 of 2018. it's been almost 14 months now. >> it a stunning statistic really. i've asked the staff and i'm going to ask again. i'm curious to know if there were any other major cities in the united states to have statistics that are anything like that. crime is down in the city right now, and we are doing it with less lethal force. i think that is a great sign, for the department.
>> let me ask one brief question today that was news broke that the feds, the dea was working together with i understand i.c.e. to conduct, or made some arrests, is the department anyway coordinated with the feds on this one? >> my understanding, from talking to the special agent in charge of the dea, number one the department does collaborate with federal entities on drug enforcement, and operations, or investigations that meet federal criteria. my understanding from my discussions with the people in charge, the dea, and the san francisco u.s. attorney, is that homeland security investigations which only handles criminal investigations is the entity
that is involved in that, not the immigration enforcement, which is the enforcement arm of immigration violations. h.s.i. is a part of this. we work with h.s.i. before on homicide investigations that i talked about in front of this fleet division. the only do criminal investigations. we have collaborated with them on the drug dealing, in the city. to my understanding there is no enforcement in terms of immigration that we are involved in any way. >> i guess, that is some of the reporting saying that i.c.e. was part of the collaborative team there. i think people were concerned about it and it just came out this afternoon, or i heard about it this afternoon. was the department involved in these investigations? >> the department has been involved in the investigation.
we were involved in a press conference. it went beyond the investigation, as they announced efforts with additional prosecutors that will be adopting federal cases. if they meet federal criteria. we have been involved in have collaborated with the dea on narcotics investigation. criminal activity. >> were any of those turned over to i.c.e.? >> no. >> next item please. >> item 3b, epa director's report. report on recent epa activities and announcements. the report will be limited to a brief description of activities and announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for a future commission meeting. >> good evening, director.
>> good evening, thank you. i have our second quarter document protocol on the consent calendar. i still have some of the same as similar stats i normally give at our meetings. and so at this.we are at 449 cases that have been open this year. this is up almost 50 more cases than we were at this.last year. in terms of cases closed we are out there in 49's cases we have -- -- 349 cases we have closed this year versus 320 this time last year. in terms of open cases and cases pending we are at 407 versus 281 at this time last year. hours' disdain cases are 39 versus 29 at this time last year. our cases that have gone beyond nine months, are 34. we were at 35 this time last
year. our cases that have been mediated are also increasing. we are at 24 so far this year. which we were out 14 this year, and just for the record, that number is reflective of more than what we did for the entire amount of last year. a lot of the mediations are up in the department. in terms of the technology we are still adjusting with our new case management system. for the past few weeks we have exhaustively been transferring our old existing case data for a new system and learning how to use it with the staff. again, a lot of what we are doing is using our new system to its fullest capacity which will automate and make broader transparencies to connect and compare our data with the san francisco police department's data. my staff met with last week, the department -- the police department internal affairs staff to discuss setting up
information transfer for the early intervention system. we have some of the data before, but now we have an opportunity to make the informational flow reciprocal and not just back-and-forth based on requests made we are in the early stages of it, because once we are able to connect and share the information back, we can also elevate that information and participate with data. that part of our project with our informational system starts next week. the entire city uses of the public can access information as well. we have a case on a closed session today, hawkins will be the attorney there. the audience today have my chief of staff at hawkins, active senior investigator and obviously all of the interns that have been with us for all of the summer that are prepared
to make their presentation. i'm really excited about the stuff they have to say. we really put a lot of work into the internship program this year. we want to maintain it throughout the year, next year as well. thank you guys ahead of time for your attention and allowing us to make the presentation. >> i have a question for you. there was a question that was posed to me by a member of the public. the person asked whether the dpa does follow-up with vivid -- individuals on officers that go through mediation, to debrief and get their feedback as to the value of that process and am just wondering if you do that? >> not only do we test at a rate the individual expenses both from the officer side and from the complainant site, but we follow-up separately to find out if we can get feedback so we are constantly improving it and by improving it, i mean, making notification and tweaks on how to best prepare force of his -- specific types of complaints.
and how to assign specific mediators. right now, for example, one of the things that is on the table right now is for us to talk about some group or type mediations for people that have general complaints that are not specific to an individual officer but speak to individual policies, i'm not just the police department, but specific areas. if there are problems associated with a specific part, and specific locations that are constantly happening. how do we raise that discussion with dpa acting as a media airy to allow those conversations to take place and have the department respond without having to be a complaint, or having it evolve out of a complaint beyond a sustained, or not a sustained case. does that make sense? >> it might be helpful for the commission, if once a year you could give us a summary of what your office has determined the
value of the mediation. >> they would love that. my mediation team i have doubled it from this last year. i wanted these numbers to go up, i wanted to have broader mediation. specifically to engage and address folks that are making complaints. they will not be resolved by a sustained case or could it be resolved with a sustained case. they just want a broader audience to voice their concerns about something that they participated in, observed, or know about so yes, i welcome that opportunity and we can sit down and schedule something. >> okay. next item, please. >> the presentation regarding dpa's internship program. >> hi there. good evening to you all.
>> good evening president hirsch, my name is ms. thompson, i'm an attorney with the department or police accountability and a supervisor of our fellowship intern program. our structured intern program has been full of showing the intersections of government, community and the private sector. we have a legal aspect of focus, and our interns engage in a variety of interviews that lend to the workings of dpa. our summer dpa intern program 2019 consists of -- [reading notes]
we were honored and privileged to be given the opportunity to be a part of opportunities for all. it is initiative started by mayor london breed to address economic inequality by assuring all young people can be be a part of san francisco's thriving economy. led by executive director, cheryl davis of the human rights commission. it allowed the majority of our interns to have a paid internship. this is a tremendous opportunity and a blessing for the students. as we all know, internships are unpaid. this allowed to alleviate that burden of going this summer and allowing to pursue your dreams
of actually being in the workforce one day. we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have worked with osa, hrc and partnering agencies who really played a critical role in the success of our program. we are extremely grateful for the leadership trainings, the trainings for our employees for the summer, as they got to learn about our accountability when it comes to getting paid. an overview of our summer program. paul henderson explained it the dpa's internship provides a unique opportunity to learn about how local government enforces laws and effects policies. teaching professional skills that apply well in this context as well as many others. you may choose to develop any skills that interest you. such as interviewing, community outreach, legal writing and research, cultural competency. document production and public
speaking. in addition we wanted to instill professional development. such as resume building. basic lyrical skills. working with another, being held accountable for your time in the office and for those you work with on four. it started with the basics. learning how to dress for success. being professional. being on time. we want to instill these skills in them before they had their own trial by fire when their jobs on the line one day. we wanted this internship program to be where they got to learn the basics, correct them now with me, as opposed is getting out into the workforce on the job being held on the line because you didn't call your supervisor and tell them you were going to be 20 minutes late. are you didn't let one of your supervisors know that you could not finish a project it was all about accountability. our main goal was to have them give 110%.
we know 85% is a great grade. 95% you are winning in the great aspect. when it comes to your job and your career you want to go above and beyond. i am proud to say each of these interns standing up here, all eight of them have given that 110%. we have the honor and privilege of also having a weekly speaker series with our agency. whether these honorable speakers came to the dpa office or we went field trips to visit them, it was truly an honor to see where their path led to the positions that they are in today. it allows our interns to explore the different avenues of public and private sector. government and corporate. we had the honor of having our own commissioner brookter speak as one of our very first speakers. the honorable jenkins.
melia cohen, monica wiley, family law, san francisco superior court. [reading notes] jermaine jones of orrick. the honorable bruce chan of the young adult court. [reading notes] what all of these speakers had in common was that they all started or played some role in government and got the job, or got the position where they are today. we wanted to show them that you can start in government, it's a great foundation for you to expand and use that in your career path. where we have been. we have been at the police commission. this is our second time as a group. we went to young adult court. we went to superior court, orrick law firm, lyft, hall of
justice, google, we even, and this is one of our very first field trips, we attended the san francisco police department crisis intervention team award ceremony in june. where they honor those officers that ensure public safety and went above and beyond to keep our streets safe. these are just some of our program highlights. we did a tour of city hall area that was us at the ci q awards. we got to go on the mayor's balcony. we got to sit in judge chance bench. we went to the state building, those were just some of the highlights. in addition, we try to instill, that is the main component of the department of police accountability, community outreach. participated in juneteenth, pride, community meetings.
with the help of the human rights commission, and opportunities for all. we wanted to provide another aspect of the summer program. taking the book bias and applying it in their work at dpa, intersecting it with their own lives which are each unique in their experience in the perspective that they bring to our communities. the community, and the police. these interns met during weekly round tables complete with a syllabus for the summer to right now. >> good evening. over the course of our internship we read bias by doctor jennifer eberhardt, a stanford university professor. scientific, investigative and social experiments to prove the presence of unconscious bias within the criminal justice system. she was the first social science researcher who applied research of inclusive bias to law enforcement. her book, research heavily
relates to 96a, which katie will discuss in the next slide. as part of the ongoing conversation on police reform, including accountability and transparency, accurate data collection and reporting from police stops. by identifying characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, and age that play a role in the outcomes and interactions between law enforcement officers and members of the public. it is significant because it reveals specific bias heavily influences officers when making stops. this information is invaluable, because it allows for improvement in policy that helps mediate the influence of bias. now we are going to have marcus talk about better practices. >> throughout our internship we engaged in weekly discussions of the afro mentioned. i've come up with four techniques that we have deemed
to be best practices. we would like to preface this by saying we recognize that implicit bias is not a simple issue to fix we do not believe that these best practices will solve the issue but rather could decrease its effects. to begin, we would like to adjust our awareness. spreading information on implicit bias by law enforcement , we believe this information will help officers become more aware of the decisions on black and brown communities. second we would like to suggest transparency through the utilization of 96a. it showcases patterns that may be existing in order to ensure disproportionate, discriminatory stops not taking place. third, we would like to suggest community policing. having officers heavily involved in their communities there will be more of a connection which may help to limit implicit bias. lastly we suggest procedural justice. having officers focus on the way that they interact with the public, and it being neutral and all of their decision-making.
>> at this time, i would like each of our interns to come up and give their favorite highlights of the summary with this. >> good evening, commissioners. chief scott, and executive director mr. henderson. i am a san francisco native. i will be starting my senior year at san francisco state university. i am majoring in criminal justice studies and graduated with a bachelor's degree in. my experience as a dpa and turner being part part of the osa program has been extremely rewarding. i enjoy assisting the office staff with organizing and creating new files and researching cases. i have learned an incredible amounts in such a short period of time. [inaudible]
i know that my fellow interns and i will create a better tomorrow for future generations to come. thank you. >> hello everyone, i am val jones. i go to san francisco state university, i am a junior and criminal justice major. at the end turn the summer, i conducted research, i did some organizing of case material, and various office support. governmental and community agencies come together to create positive change. i believe in positive change and second chances is why why i look to fulfill a career in probation. thank you. >> my name is allie, i am at golden gate university school of law. i enjoyed conducting policy research as a summer law clerk
for the dpa. particularly in the area of language access for those who are limited english proficient or deaf or hard of hearing. my research had an impact on some of the policy suggestions that the dpa make to this commission so the sfpd can better serve and protect the community. >> my name is katie, i'm a junior at the university of san francisco majoring in international studies. my favorite part of interning with the dpa this summer has been the opportunity to explore both public and private sectors of practicing law. i value this opportunity because it has reinforced and solidified my decision of pursuing a career in law. >> hello everyone, i am amy gonzales. i will be starting my senior year, this fall, at san francisco state university. i majoring criminal justice and a minor in chinese language. being an intern at dpa, has
given me the opportunity to obtain various skills. my favorite moment was summarizing witness statements and attending hearings. i created a proposal focused on helping young girls build relationships between the community and law enforcement. >> good evening. my name is kathy, i am at golden gate university. during my internship with the department of police accountability i learned a lot about oversight, policy work and i was even given an opportunity to work with the mayor's office. my favorite part of the summer was getting to speak with judge marty jenkins.
it was really surprising to hear him put so much importance on it and give so much difference to the people that helped him get where he was today. thank you. >> hello again. i am a san francisco native, born and raised in the bayview district. i am a senior at san francisco state and a criminal justice major. one of my favorite things about the summer was honing my artistic skills, and helping out this outreach and dpa branding. >> hi again. i am marcus grimes, a recent graduate of howard university. this is my second summer of interning with the dpa. i got to interact with major cases such as officer involved
shootings. simultaneously i was part of a joint internship of the state board of equalization. showing me another side of government and allowed me to meet with more important leaders. you. >> we would like you -- to thank you for allowing us to present tonight. i would like to thank my interns for their tremendous work over the summer. i hope they use these professional developmental skills that we tried to instill in them and hopefully come back to san francisco and that aspect. again, thank you. have a great evening. [applause] >> before you leave. i wanted to thank you ms. thompson, first, from entering these young folks. i want to thank you all, and congratulate you all. i know you did work for the dpa, i'm sure it was valuable to the dpa. it sounds like you got some pretty fine training as well. i congratulate all of you. i noticed nobody said the
highlight was apparent before the police commission. >> even further, i want to highlight, that i met with them and i was not part of the favorite moment slots. [laughter] >> i wasn't a favorite moment either, and i signed the check. >> i want to say thank you all for allowing me to share, not just the successes we've had in life but also the failures on the hurdles that we have to go through in order to be here. and that you all can be here one day. i also want to say, i hope you guys take away some mentorship. one of the things i tell a lot of young people that we work with, when you get an opportunity to be in these internships year round, a lot of individuals, networking goes a long way. that was nothing i was taught growing up. you guys have an opportunity to do that. i think it would be great if we, as a commission, could get some sort of a certificate of a summer completion and we can
sign so y'all have those in your resumes. >> that is a great idea. we can ask staff to work on that. >> i have to say something. i met marty jenkins, i'm known him for many, many years. >> i was three years old. [laughter] he is an exceptional man. thank you all. >> we appreciate the opportunity. >> next item please. >> line item 3c -- commission reports limited to a brief description of activities and announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for future commission meetings. commission president's report, and the commissioner's. >> i do not have a report at this time, do any commissioners have a report?
>> yes, i would like to report that commissioner mazzucco and myself, this week, had the final 1421 workgroup meeting, it was beneficial. we received several brief, letters and memos from the working group and the community regarding the 1421 and the suggestions on that will guide both the police department, dpa on the commission. we are thankful for all of the hard work. we have taken it under submission. we will continue to work on it and hopefully have a finished product to present to the commission for a vote establishing procedures. it was a very, i think, great experience having a lot of individuals in the room that normally would not be in the room together and allowing them the opportunity to have conversations that would further everyone's interest in getting these documents out to the
public, and getting these procedures nailed down. >> when you say that was the final meeting, does that mean we would get some product from that group? >> we left it with where we are at right now. there was additional language that we were going to receive from the group because the city attorney's office had taken protocols, and sort of created a new document, or working document which incorporated most of, or some of the suggestions from the working group that were submitted. we went through that document, we are just waiting for a few other sort of suggested anguish from the working group. once we receive that then commissioner mazzucco and i will fine-tune its come and see what we can accommodate, what we cannot and then presented to the commission. >> thank you. >> i just want to reiterate that. we also had a meeting with our city attorney, and the other members of the group that are
represented by city attorney's office. the dpa, the police commission, the public defender's office, the district attorney's office. it was a very productive meeting the best part was, there was a dialogue, rare in this day and age. we had the police attorney speaking across with the aclu, or the public defender's office. it was extremely productive. i think out of this we will get a good work product that will withstand litigation and make its way through the collective bargaining process with reference to working conditions of the officers. i want to thank the commissioner and all those who participated, it was very productive. when you have a meeting with 1.5-2 hours. and people actually talking to each other and exciting also i attended and spoke at the graduation for our police we had 19 new recruits graduated two fridays ago. nineteen out of a class of 50.
i think people realize it is very difficult to. we graduated 19 new recruits and we graduated five lateral recruits that had come in a shorter course. we have 24 new police officers the best part is seeing what a real diverse group it is. seeing the pride at their families taken them. i reminded them the pride that their family has and treat others the same way they would expect. i think the message was delivered. mayor breed spoke at the graduation along with chief scott who actually allowed soon to be retiring and new police chief in hayward, tony chaplin to speak. it was very admirable of you to do that. we have 24 new officers, hopefully we will keep them all through the full training program. hopefully we will have bigger training classes. quite a group to be proud of. the class president was the only
woman that graduated, but she was the class president i won several awards, something we need to look at. >> i got the opportunity to sit down with the chief and some of the command staff as we reviewed the mou. i want to say i was very happy to be a part of that process. it was about a two hour process where we went line by line, through the entire mou and i'm really happy to say the community voices in there, and also some recommendations from dpa as well. i'm really happy to be a part of that process. i also got an opportunity to attend a couple of press conferences around vision zero and trying to reduce reduce homicides here in san francisco. the first was with some of our community leaders and members of in chinatown before coming here to city hall as well, too. >> thank you. >> i haven't done anything, but i wanted to, i've been gone the last two months, i went down to
los angeles, expecting to continue special circumstances homicide trial that is in every normal circumstance would have been continue. the judge denied it. i was in trial for the last two months. i wanted to thank all of my fellow commissioners for doing some extraordinary work. i apologize for some of the community members and groups that i have been working with for unreturned e-mails. i am aware they are there and exist and i will get to them. i'm excited to be back and thank you everybody for your patience and keeping things moving along, it sounds like a really productive fashion. >> i sort of have an announcement, working with president hirsch in the office on the department, we are finalizing the working group
regarding warrants, privilege and journalists. i do want to announce we have some experts that are willing to sit with us journalist privilege on et cetera. looking forward to setting up our first hearing on that. the second thing, i would like to see if we can schedule the resolution for the juvenile resolution i mentioned it many months ago to have a juvenile -- september 11, there is no way we can have it in august. >> this is it for august. this is our last meeting. >> okay. all right, thank you for that. i think that is it. >> line item in 3d, commission announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future commission meetings. action. >> any items? next item.
>> as a reminder, the commission will be dark for the next four weeks. the next commission meeting will be september 11, 2019 here at city hall room 400 at 5:30 p.m. the public is now invited to comment on items three a through 3d. >> public items on the items we have discussed already. is there any public comment? yes. >> my name is john jones. may my comments please the commission. i would like to comment on one mentioned in chief scott's report. that is the crackdown on all of these arrogant bicyclists and pedestrians we have -- >> something is causing feedback. let's just out for a second. hang on.
>> there we go. >> all right. let's start the time over. [laughter] >> i hear it again. is that a hearing aid? >> i am hard of hearing. >> we have a paramedic that can hold it for you. >> what's the problem? >> it's giving feedback. >> i thought i was being busted. [laughter] >> it's actually a paramedic. not tonight. [laughter] >> let's start at time over. >> i will do better next time. chief scott program cracking down on these arrogant bicyclists and pedestrians out there. i'm certainly in favor of the objectives of the vision zero program. i think injuries on the road are a bad thing.
there is something the commission on the police department is not saying, and i make this statement to you based on my experience as a cabdriver, long time ago. though i haven't had a car for a while, as a person who has driven a lot in this lifetime, the department of motor vehicles license people for who, in my people are temperamentally unfit to drive. i think if you ask your lying police officer, the one that writes the tickets about that, he will probably tell you the same thing. clearly the department of motor vehicles is beyond the count of this commission. but saying something about it is and you don't. how is it fair to ask the police
department to crackdown on errant drivers one half of the drivers are out there unfit to drive. it is a rhetorical question, but i think -- i think that commission develops a certain amount of expertise and interacts with police officers, all the time and police officers will turn around and tell you that half of the drivers on the road, ought not be behind a wheel. thank you very much. >> thank you. any other speakers on the items we have addressed. seeing none. >> line item four, discussion and possible action to general order 3.06, residence certification for purposes of engaging in the with the police officers association, as required by law. discussion and possible action.
>> good evening chief scott, president hirsch, police commissioners and director henderson. this won't be nearly as interesting as hearing the stories of our interns on their journey, but nonetheless very important. department general 3.06 is residence certification, and it outlines the department procedures and protocols for our department members. including supervisors responsibilities to update their personal information. the proposed changes, i will give you the highlights. overall the spirit of these changes are to update this general order to reflect modern methods of communication. i want to highlight section 2, that is that our department members will be required to use the san francisco employee portal that is done through a
website provided by dhr, i've used it myself, it's easy to use and it provides the opportunity for department members to update their information online and pretty much instantly. i talked about some updates to this general order, in to a we are adding cell phones that speaks to how outdated this original general order was and in the original order, addition of the officers will be required to provide not only their home address, and their mailing address. the mailing address, one issue, home address at issue. this will ensure that our department members have the responsibility to provide us with their home address. not only do we have to update our contact information but,
fast-forward 20 plus years from the original we have e-mail addresses provided to us by the city and department on this general order touches on that and refocuses that change. finally it touches on our tax updates or tax information updates. it includes a state form that needs to be provided by our officers. in section b, previously the staff services division was known as a personnel division. we are updating the name of our unit. finally, section 3b not only are the officers responsible for providing us this information, supervisors are responsible for checking the information, and then asking the officers to update the employee portal. that is straightforward, i
think, but i am available for questions. that is the end of my presentation. >> i moved to adopt. >> this is all three oh one, right? >> know, 306. -- now foz, 306. >> any discussion by the commission? seeing none. i guess we need public comment. is there any public comment on 3.06, general order? i see none. we are ready for a vote. all in favor? any opposed? it carried unanimously. thank you. next item. >> line item five, discussion and possible action to adopt
revised apartment general order 3.01, written communication system. discussion and possible action. >> i will leave this off. i know you have a presentation director mcguire. 3.01 was adopted by this commission back in 2018, i think february of 2018. since that time the california department of justice has looked over, and i believe virtually all of the redlined changes come from cal doj. i've also been told by heinz and cal doj that there are 16 u.s. doj recommendations that are being held up until we do have a 3.01. i've been asked to please see if we can get this adopted, after discussion today. the language that i will address briefly is on page four.
before i get to that, there was a question about mou, this was before as last time. the department went through all of their m.o.u.'s which are memos of understanding. i must have seen a listing of 75 m.o.u.'s, but the ones that were significant that they address, or impact doj's or policy, as opposed to simply be working agreements having to do with practice, are before us today. so that the commissioners could see those. there is also a matrix attack -- attached, it is a separate document. one of the criticisms that we have in the u.s. d.o.j. is that we do not have a nimble, and quick system of changing and analyzing d.o.j.'s. this matrix is a working schedule that lays out for the next five years what the schedule of review of the
d.o.j.'s will be for the commission. but, as laws change, as circumstances change, as emergencies arise, we need the flexibility to take something out of order and address it properly. i don't know if we did that tonight with 5.06 or not. i don't know if that was on the scheduler came out of order. that was the reason this was not being included as part of the d.o.j. 3.01. coming before us, noticing it and have it discussed. whereas if something needs to be urgently addressed by the commission, one commissioner can be involved with the department to agree to schedule it as soon as practical. that arose after the death where we had suddenly an urgent issue and we had to take some d.o.j.'s out of order. we are not following the protocol but there is a reason for it.
that is why we have the working draft of the matrix in front of us, separate from 3.01. without i turn it over to you. >> thank you. good evening commissioners. you have covered 90% of what i was going to talk about tonight. this will be superquick. just as a reminder to you all, a few items, you have in your packet, the presentation that i've got here. just a reminder of the u.s. d.o.j. finding a recommendation associated with this particular dg gl. essentially the recommendation is the sfpd should work with the police commission to develop a novel process for reviewing and approving general orders that support policing operations. so, the development of this deed gl has a long history.
it has, i believe, with analyst, she was instrumental along with d.c. connolly and sergeant buckner from written directives and drafting this d.g.o. before it came to you in january of 2018. just an overview of the major things that change with respect to this d.g.o. some of the major things are each general order is mandated to be reviewed every five years. we are really trying, the first five years are going to be really difficult, it's going to be an aggressive schedule for all of us, in order to refresh these ddo's. we are committed to tackling it. the language in the d.g.o.
codifies the relationship between sfpd and dpa and drafting d.g.o. sound bulletins and they have two points of input formally. with drafting the d.g.o., we will go in and have a conversation with dpa and then in addition to that, prior to the police commission submission they have another chance to review it. and then for bulletins, the dva has an opportunity to weigh in and give their comments prior to police commission. another big change is that we are doing away with the ab and c bulletins. we this will essentially reduce the number of bulletins going to all sfpd personnel. we will have notices still, and the notices