, who introduced the resolution, is also asking the San Francisco Police Commission to develop a plan to reach recommended police staffing levels of 2,182 officers within four years.
Last week, the city’s police commission reviewed data showing that the police department’s full-duty staffing numbers have dropped to a historic low of 1,537 police officers, with nearly 500 of them currently eligible for retirement.
A survey on police recruitment bonuses and starting salaries presented to the board last year depicted a sampling of almost two dozen law enforcement agencies in the state that provide more generous recruitment bonuses compared to San Francisco.
Cities included in the survey that offer larger recruitment bonuses and bigger starting salaries were Alameda, Hayward, San Mateo and Daly City.
Included in the resolution is a provision that urges the city’s police commission to develop a plan to achieve the recommended staffing levels that can be achieved in 48 months and to report back to the board in time for the citywide elections in 2024, if a revised charter amendment is needed.