Welcome to the Police Department site at the City of Berkeley, CA.
Our Mission is to safeguard our diverse community through proactive law enforcement and problem solving, treating all people with dignity and respect. The Berkeley Police Department's Vision is: We will be a team of leaders at every level. We will foster strong relationships with our community, inspiring trust through our service, building on our historic tradition of progressive policing, and dedicated to the safety of all. As members of this community, we will provide proactive law enforcement and problem solving, holding these as our core values:Integrity: We are ethical, fair, and trustworthy in all we do.Safety: We strive to keep our community and each other safe.Respect: We fulfill our duties with dignity, compassion, and empathyDiversity: We value the strength of a diverse workplace and community. We endeavor to reflect the community we serve, promoting inclusion and fairness.Professionalism: We are committed to organizational excellence through progressive training, positive attitude and superior performance.
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...]
Protest Guide - Welcome to Protest 101 [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...]