Suzy Loftus

Board of Directors

Suzy Loftus is a veteran former prosecutor and a leading authority on criminal justice reform and crime prevention. An experienced executive, Suzy led the San Francisco Police Commission and served as General Counsel of the California Department of Justice, the nation’s second-largest public law office.

Suzy served as President of the San Francisco Police Commission from 2012-2017. Under her leadership, the Police Commission revised the Police Department’s use of force policy and instituted body-worn cameras to increase transparency and improve police-community relations in San Francisco. She won broad praise for her dogged efforts to forge consensus around reforms to use-of-force and police accountability as well as her work to improve police response to violence against women and children and to make city streets safe for all.

A longtime community advocate, she served as COO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco’s Bayview community. In 2014, she was honored by the James Irvine Foundation for her work to build and found the Center, an innovative non-profit working to heal children suffering from the impacts of violence.

Suzy currently serves as Assistant Chief Legal Counsel in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. A native of San Francisco, she lives in the Sunset neighborhood with her husband and three daughters.