Welcome to the Police Department site at the City of Berkeley, CA.
The mission of the men and women of the City of Berkeley Police Department is to reduce crime - property crime, violent crime and traffic collisions, to provide professional, courteous and respectful service with every contact and to be open, transparent and accountable for our behavior and our work.
BPD Beat Realignment Project - Given changes in the City over the past two decades, the Police Department has been examining its beat deployment strategy with the help of Matrix Consulting Group. Matrix has been analyzing population, geography, patrol deployment, staffing levels, officer workload, calls for service, proactive patrol time, response times, crime data, industry standards and best practices and the need for flexibility of resources to respond to identified crime trends, as well as the costs associated with service delivery [more...]
View and Sign up for Nixle Messages from Berkeley Police - The Berkeley Police Department (BPD) sends out crime prevention tips and alerts through Nixle, and we encourage community members to sign up. A list of our messages since our May 1 launch can be viewed below: [more...]