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.
2016 National Night Out - Resounding Success - On Tuesday evening August 2nd, members of the Berkeley Fire Department, City staff and the Police Department partnered with their community to celebrate National Night Out. This year’s event was a resounding success as our community participated-in/hosted nearly 80 events. When the proverbial smoke had cleared Chief Meehan thanked all of the departments' professional and sworn staff members who turned out to support the effort. The smiles on the faces of all those who participated in the evening's festivities clearly indicate the state of police-community partnerships in the City of Berkeley. [more...]
Berkeley PD's Stop Data Now on City's Open Data Portal - In our desire to be open and accountable to our community, the
Berkeley Police Department voluntarily collects and publicly shares
demographic stop data. Collection of data can assist and
contribute to the national policing discussion, focus our attention
internally on implicit bias and increase trust by making policing
in Berkeley more transparent to the community. [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...]
Protest Guide - Welcome to Protest 101 [more...]