Most San Francisco city vehicles are already required to carry technology designed to track their use, but until recently, the police and fire departments have resisted the monitoring.
But soon that will change.
The Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee approved legislation by Board President Norman Yee Thursday that expands the required installation of the devices to vehicles used by public safety departments like police and fire. They would have until June 30, 2020 to comply.
“Typically, San Francisco leads the nation in setting a precedence, but in this case we are actually behind the curve,” Yee said. “In fact, New York City Police Department has had similar technology for more than 15 years.”
Yee said he brought the proposal back for approval “following more than two years of meticulous research, careful consideration and deliberation with public safety departments.”