San Francisco Police Department Bureaus

The San Francisco Police Department is divided into department Bureaus in order to operate efficiently and to better serve the citizens of San Francisco. All offices are headed by highly experienced leaders in law enforcement and many years of experience in their respective positions.


Administration Bureau

The Administration Bureau is committed to providing quality service and support to our fellow Department members and to the citizens of San Francisco. We perform a variety of services in the areas of budget management, information technology, legal research and counsel, personnel service, and logistical support. Learn more about the Administration Bureau.

Airport Bureau

The Airport Bureau of the San Francisco Police Department was established on July 1, 1997, as the successor to the San Francisco International Airport Police. The SFPD Airport Bureau fully embraces the principles of community-oriented policing. Learn more about the Airport Bureau.

Chief of Staff

The Office of the Chief of Staff is responsible for providing administrative support to the Chief of Police, while effectively managing the Youth & Community Engagement Unit, Media Relations, Risk Management Office (Internal Affairs, Legal Division, Professional Standards, and EEO). Learn more about the Office of Chief of Staff.

Field Operations Bureau

The Field Operations Bureau manages the Patrol Division and Investigations Bureau of the Police Department. Learn more about the Field Operations Bureau.

Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau

The Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau was established in February 2016, to oversee the proposed use of force reforms, as well as to coordinate efforts of the Police Department with the United States Department of Justice Collaborative Reform Initiative. Learn more about the Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau.

Special Operations Bureau

The Special Operations Bureau supports the other units of the Department by providing specialized expertise and equipment when needed. Learn more about the Special Operations Bureau.