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.
On January 26, 2015 the Berkeley Police Department began
collecting information for all vehicle (including bicycles) and
pedestrian detentions (up to five persons). This stop data is
now available for public viewing on the City of Berkeley's Open
Data Portal which can be accessed at https://data.cityofberkeley.info/Public-Safety/Stop-Data/6e9j-pj9p. The police detention categories on the Open Data Portal are
traffic, suspicious vehicles, pedestrian and bicycle stops.
You will also find information on the incident number, date, time,
location, and the demographic disposition listed in this data.
This data contains information on police contacts between
January 26, 2015 through the present. The Berkeley Police
Department will be updating this information approximately every 60