How to Join the SFPD's Virtual Community Meetings
As SF SAFE recently reported, the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) monthly Community Meetings have gone virtual as a pandemic safety measure. An important aspect of taking part in the meetings is, of course, RSVP-ing for them. In this month’s newsletter, SF SAFE breaks down the ins and outs of RSVP-ing for the Virtual Community Meetings and why it’s important.
Participating in the SFPD’s Community Meetings is one of the best ways San Francisco community members can engage in community policing, and ultimately, help create a safer city. According to SF SAFE Executive Director Kyra Worthy, the meetings offer local community members and other stakeholders a chance to interact directly with their local station leadership, stay updated about crime trends, police activities and pertinent news, as well as discuss issues important to them.
When an individual SFPD station’s Virtual Community Meeting is approaching, SF SAFE will post a flier with that station’s meeting date and other pertinent info on our own Facebook and Twitter accounts and the station’s Nextdoor page. If you’re uncertain which SFPD police district you live in, click here to find your local station.
To take part in the meeting, community members should follow these steps for a seamless process:
Step One: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Start off by RSVP-ing to any SFPD Virtual Community Meeting by emailing email@example.com. Be sure to state
which station you are attending or the date/time and captain’s name (info included on the flier).
Step Two: Complete the Registration Form. After sending the email to RSVP, SF SAFE will send you a brief registration form requesting your name, email, phone number and questions for the captain. When filling out the form, please be sure to answer them completely and correctly. If you don’t have any questions, feel free to put “none” or “N/A” so the form will go through.
Step Three: Be Sure to Click “Submit.” Once the registration form is properly completed, click “submit” for the form to go through. A “thank you for submitting the form” page should appear so you know your registration was processed.
Step Four: Receive Zoom Link. A few days before the Community Meeting, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting via email, as well as a separate email confirming the Zoom link has been sent. Watch your junk/spam mail and other folders to ensure the Zoom link email doesn’t end up there.
If you have any questions related to registering for the SFPD Virtual Community Meetings, please don’t hesitate to reach out to SF SAFE at 415-553-1984 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an important footnote, please be aware that SFPD captains are required by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to cover various mandatory topics during the meetings. Anyone with questions about these DOJ meeting topics—or who wants to discuss anything from the meetings further—should contact their local SFPD station directly. Station captains mention their email address during each meeting.