Crime Prevention Tips Topic Listing
Crime Challenges in the City of Berkeley
and how we can make a difference - The City of Berkeley faces crime challenges not unlike the majority of our neighboring communities, or towns and municipalities across the country. This is not an excuse and frankly, there are no excuses for crime...but we do experience it in our community. [more...]
Crime Prevention Measures - The reason crime happens is well known. Crime happens because there is a criminal to commit the crime, a victim who can be victimized by the criminal and the location or opportunity for a crime to occur. You can reduce the likelihood of being the victim of criminal activity if you take away the OPPORTUNITY for the criminal to make you his victim. [more...]
Crime Prevention Resources - The Berkeley Police Department offers Crime Prevention information and presentations by appointment through its Operations Divison - Area Coordinator Unit. Area Coordinators or other members of BPD offer City of Berkeley community members and business owners resources on many subjects including Personal Safety, Burglary Prevention, Senior Safety, Robbery Prevention, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Vacation Security, Identity Theft and much more. [more...]
National Night Out
August 5, 2014
A list of this year's scheduled events can be found here.
The City of Berkeley welcomes all Neighborhood Watch Groups, local businesses, faith based organization, and community groups to organize and join us in a festive and positive night.Let’s celebrate community, safety, disaster preparedness, and the fight against crime along with members from the Berkeley Police Department, Fire department, and City of Berkeley Staff on Tuesday, August 5th. Help us celebrate 31 years of National Night Out.
National Night Out, a community building campaign, is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participating in, local anticrime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16, 124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
Additionally, this year, neighborhood groups participating in National Night Out can count that participation as one of the two required meetings to qualify for a free dumpster.See www.cityofberkeley.info/dumpster for more information.
Community members with questions can contact Officer Stephanie Polizziani at (510) 981-5772 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Reporting for Identity Theft & Supporting Resources - Please review this partial definition of the California Penal Code (PC)section that governs Identity Theft. [more...]