Security Camera Project

Union Square's Security Camera Project


The USBID continues to provide clean and safe services to the district under the City & County of San Francisco’s updated Shelter-In-Place policy. For more information about curb-side pick-up, click here.

Cleaning & Safety Services
[Effective 6/04/2020] Member Services is now resumed to 6:30am – 10:30pm daily, with Overnight Security Services available between 10:00pm – 6:00am.  Clean and safe ambassadors will operate between 5:30am – 11:30pm. Pressure washing and the ATLV will operate between 9:00pm – 5:30am daily. To report a clean or safe incident between 6:30am – 10:30pm, please contact Member Services at 415-781-4456 or To report a safe incident between 10:00pm – 6:00am, please contact Legion Security at 415-724-2909 and mention your membership with the USBID. 

The City & County of San Francisco is currently in Phase 2a of the re-opening plan. Business hours may be affected. Please check local listings. Retailers open for touchless shopping and restaurants open for take-out are available. Continue practicing social distancing and maintaining property safety protocols like hand washing and wearing a facial mask. We look forward to seeing you soon. For on-going San Francisco alerts, text: COVID19SF to 888-777.

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