Security Camera Project

Union Square's Security Camera Project

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The USBID continues to provide clean and safe services to the district under the City & County of San Francisco’s updatedShelter-In-Place policy. For more information about curb-side pick-up, click here. Please note that during this time, many stores and restaurants in Union Square may have temporarily updated their business hours extended through at least May 31st.
To report a clean or safe incident, please contact Member Services at 415-781-4456 or Member Services are available 6:30am–10:30pm daily.

To report an overnight safety incident between 10pm–6am, please contact Legion Security's dispatch number at 415-724-2909. Stay safe, stay healthy, keep washing your hands, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

For on-going San Francisco alerts, text: COVID19SF to 888-777.

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Our priority is to keep Union Square safe. We are proud of our collaboration with businesses and law enforcement. 

Video Surveillance System Usage Policy & Procedures


Over 375 security cameras are installed within the District.


Received a $1,200,000 grant funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and $900,000 from the Chris Larsen Fund to enhance District security. 


Over 2,900+ video requests from law enforcement agencies (SFPD, DA, Public Defender) and citizens have been made since the start of the program.

Captain David Lazar


“The San Francisco Police Department’s work with the BID is the model on how partnerships make our community safer. Through community engagement, our “Park Smart” educational campaign and other crime prevention strategies we ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience in Union Square. The installation of 350+ security cameras have both served as a deterrent and have been an incredible tool in identifying those responsible for crime.”

—David Lazar, Deputy Chief, Investigations Bureau, SFPD

Video Control Center

For video footage requests, please call (415) 781-7880 x109 or email:

Monday–Sunday: 6:30am–10:30pm