Welcome Message From BPD Chief Michael K. Meehan
On behalf of the dedicated and professional men and women of the City of Berkeley Police Department, welcome to our newly updated and enhanced web home page. We hope this site will provide answers to many of your questions regarding the services that your Police Department provides for our Berkeley community.
We are available to answer your questions and address your concerns. If you have a compliment for something you feel we did well, a complaint about something you don't think we did well, or a suggestion regarding a service you'd like to see added or changed, please let us know. Take advantage of the opportunity this site offers to communicate with us and to learn how we carry out our public safety mission on your behalf.
A law enforcement agency cannot function without the public's trust and confidence. Since 1905 the Berkeley Police Department has held that trust. The Berkeley Police Department has an incredible history of innovative and progressive policing of which you can be justifiably proud. While we respect, honor and learn from the past, we live in the 21st century and we must be a modern and progressive police department. The priorities of the Berkeley Police Department are to reduce crime, provide respectful public service, and be an open, accountable and highly ethical organization. To that end, we strive to adhere to best practices, follow national standards and use data and information to make informed decisions. We will continue to make every effort to maintain your trust and confidence.
Communities participating and taking ownership of neighborhood issues are key characteristics of safe and vital communities. The Berkeley Police Department is committed to working with our community and in concert with many other Berkeley City Departments and outside organizations to provide the best possible service to the people of Berkeley.
Thank you for your interest in your Berkeley Police Department. The City of Berkeley is a unique and amazing place to live, work and play. Please take the time to learn more about the services and programs we offer by visiting the web pages of our Operations, Investigations, Support Services and Professional Standards Divisions. I hope that you come to know your public servants a little better and appreciate the exceptional level of dedicated service they provide.