Tenderloin Camera NETWORK


To submit a video footage request, complete the Video Retrieval Request form by either:

1.) Downloading the form (PDF), completing/emailing to cameras@tlcbd.org

2.) Filling out the form at the TLCBD office (512 Ellis Street, Mon-Fri 10 AM-5 PM)

3.) Or fill out the online form


The Tenderloin Camera Network is intended for safety-related purposes and incidents only. These cameras are never monitored or watched in real time, and only accessed in response to a specific incident. If the footage relates to an SFPD or Public Defender’s case, a case number should be provided.

If you’d like to learn more about adding cameras to your building, or would like to explore the benefits of linking existing cameras to the TLCBD network, email cameras@tlcbd.org.


The TLCBD established the Camera Network in 2016 in partnership with SFPD, SF SAFE, the District Attorney’s office, UC Hastings, and Applied Video Solutions (AVS). TLCBD conducted outreach to community groups ahead of launching the network in 2016. TLCBD staff worked with attorneys and students from UC Hastings, along with input from the community, to inform use policies to respect both privacy and chain of evidence.

In 2016, several locations were installed with multiple high-definition cameras offering multiple views. Since that time, more locations have been added to the network with the support of City grants and private investment from property owners. The TLCBD works closely with the SFPD to provide video footage when requested to help with crimes committed in the district.

In late 2018, TLCBD received a significant grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support the expansion of the Camera Network. TLCBD staff is currently working to increase coverage by installing additional cameras.