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Chief Meehan 2015

Office Of The Chief 

Michael K. Meehan was appointed Chief of the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) on December 31, 2009.                  Prior to being named the BPD Chief, Meehan was a Captain at the City of Seattle (WA) Police Department (SPD) with 23 years of law enforcement experience.  Chief Meehan commanded numerous units of SPD, including Training, Vice, Narcotics, Auto Theft, Major Crimes, Fraud/Forgery, Audit, Accreditation, Policy & Ethics and the Field Training Program.

Chief Meehan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Washington and a    Master’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness from the Naval Postgraduate School.

View Chief Michael K. Meehan's Swearing-in Ceremony here. 
Read Chief Meehan's Swearing-in Speech here. (PDF)                  

The two BPD Internal Affairs Sergeants report directly to the Office of the Chief.   

Chief Meehan's most recent BPD Crime Report to the City Council and Community. 

Swearing in 1 Chief's Badge

Chief Michael Meehan taking oath 
Deanna Despain (deceased), COB City Clerk
administering oath with BPD Command Staff looking on. 

Chief Meehan's Comments from Santa Clara Police Academy Graduation--2015









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