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Local Government Resources

City & County of San Francisco
The official web site.

Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
This is the public's primary point of contact with the Mayor and City government. MONS coordinates the efforts of city departments to better serve the public and acts as liaison between the city's neighborhoods and city government.

Department of Emergency Management
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) manages disaster preparation, mitigation, and response; 9-1-1 dispatch; and homeland security grant distribution for the City and County of San Francisco.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors responds to the needs of the people of the City and County of San Francisco, establishes city policies, and adopts ordinances and resolutions.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
As a service to the citizens of San Francisco, the Parking and Traffic division of SFMTA has developed these web pages to notify you about planned street closures during special events within the City.

San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH)
DPH is the agency that strives to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans.

San Francisco Citizens' Police Academy
The Citizens' Police Academy program is designed to inform and teach interested citizens the various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and communications/911.

How to Become a 911 Dispatcher
When people in dire situations reach out for emergency services, 911 dispatchers are there to field their call. 9-11 dispatchers serve as emergency communications specialists and form the vital connection between emergency response teams and the distressed callers that require their services. This job calls for dedicated professionals with steady nerves, strong communication skills, and expert knowledge of communication and dispatch systems.

Crime Prevention Resources

San Francisco Police Department
The official web site for the SFPD offers information on each bureau within the department, district maps and crime statistics, SFPD as a career and information on police programs in the community.

SFPD Annonymous Tip Lines
Telephone number directory for city-wide anonymous tip lines.

San Francisco District Attorney's Office
Get information on how the District Attorney's Office is combating crime, prosecuting fraud and corruption, and protecting families, children, and the elderly.

California State Attorney General's Crime & Violence Prevention Center
SAFESTATE is a crime and violence prevention tool to create a safer California. It is based on the premise that crime and violence are not inevitable.

Resources for Victims of Crime
The San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Victim Services Division, advocates and provides services for victims of violent crime. Their programs focus on the needs of victims, witnesses, and survivors of crime and violence. All services are free of cost to victims.

National Crime Prevention Council
A national educational non-profit, they are the nation's focal point for crime prevention information, and are the home of McGruff, the crime prevention dog.

United States Department of Justice
The government agency that enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Family and Home Crime Prevention
Buyer Tipo=s: Every year, millions of families become the victims of crime, often in their own homes or neighborhoods. While it is never a good idea to live in fear, there are numerous preventative steps that you can take to make your family, home, and neighborhood safer...

A California Safety Directory which includes links to crime prevention resources, disaster prevention resources, child and teen safety resources, general safety and internet safety resources, crime stats, and burglary prevention tips.

Crime Prevention for Kids
There are lots of things kids and parents can do to make sure they're aware of their safety and prevent crime from happening. By understanding how to stay safe at home, at school, and even online, kids can be better armed against potential criminals.

A Guide to Protecting Your Business Premises, Assets and Staff from Crime
When a business is targeted by criminals, the costs involved can be huge. Valuable equipment and stock can be lost, premises may become damaged and staff morale can be impacted. And in more extreme cases, staff members can be injured. Therefore, in order to protect your business, it makes sense to put the right security measures in place.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Department of Emergency Management
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) manages disaster preparation, mitigation, and response; 9-1-1 dispatch; and homeland security grant distribution for the City and County of San Francisco.

San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)
Since 1990 the San Francisco Fire Department's NERT program has trained more than 11,000 San Francisco residents to be self sufficient in a major disaster.
In a major disaster it might be serveral days before vital services are restored. Visit this site to find out how you can prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. You can alsolearn what to do in response to a specific disaster.

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
Red Cross volunteers work to prevent and prepare for emergencies by providing education and training for their neighbors and friends.

Guide to Securing Your Home for Natural Disasters
An ADT Authorized dealer web site that offers tips on how to protect your home from floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and more.

Earthquake Preparedness Guide
A Natural Disasters Home Safety Guide by Choice Home Warranty, which includes essential emergency preparedness advice for tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

Emergency Planning - Protect Your Pet
Being prepared is critical to saving your pets when disaster strikes. The following tips include information from the Humane Society of the United States, the American Red Cross, United Animal Nations and other sources.

FloodSmart Community Resources
The FloodSmart campaign, a marketing and education initiative from the National Flood Insurance Program, encourages individuals and business owners to better understand their flood risk and connects them to flood insurance specialists to explore their flood insurance options.