BPD Personnel & Training Bureau
The Personnel and Training (P&T) Bureau falls under the umbrella of the BPD Professional Standards Division. The P&T Bureau team currently consists of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, Training Officer, Assistant Management Analyst, Office Specialist and a Police Aide.
The Personnel and Training Bureau involves a tremendous amount of administrative work in planning and managing projects as they relate to the Bureau’s two core functions within the department. The first is the recruitment, testing, and selection of both the sworn and non-sworn staff of the Berkeley Police Department. The second core function is the management of all facets of departmental training. This training includes coordination of basic, in-service, and California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) mandated training. The Firearms Training Unit, Defensive Tactics Unit, Chemical Agent Instructors, Background Investigators and the Honor Guard Program all report to the Personnel & Training Bureau.
In addition, the Bureau has the responsibility of managing the department’s employee health, wellness, and peer support programs. Additionally, they are responsible for the retention of employee records, as well as POST and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance.