Crimes Against Persons Unit
Sergeants Dave Lindenau and Todd Sabins supervise four (4) Detectives who conduct investigations of crimes including homicide, robbery, hate crimes, aggravated assault, weapons violations, elder abuse, kidnapping and adult missing persons. This team of Detectives is on call for homicides, fatal collisions, officer involved shootings and any significant violent crime for which their depth of training and experience is necesssary.
Team members attend many specialized training courses, including the investigation of officer involved shootings. These team members have strong relationships with neighboring agencies and work closely with the BPD Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) as there is a proven correlation between narcotics and violent crime, most specifically shootings and homicides in the City of Berkeley.
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The City of Berkeley had 6 (six) homicides in 2010. We encourage all community members to collaborate with us to reduce and prevent crime. If you know anything about recent or past violent crimes, we urge you to share information with us. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Bay Area Crime Stoppers (BACS) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or TEXT TIP584 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). Callers with information regarding any felony crimes may also call the BPD non-emergency number at (510) 981-5900. For crimes in progress call 911 or (510) 981-5911 from a cell phone. Take a look at BPD's Most Wanted Page to see if you recognize any of the suspects or any information on these cases. Please review our News Room for releases regarding murders for which rewards are still being offered.
BPD Community & Media Release Regarding Crime Statistics for 2010
For Greater Context on Overall Crime Statistics refer to these FBI Uniformed Crime Statistics (UCR)
If you want more information regarding victim's rights, services and possible compensation eligibility follow this link - http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Victim_Services/application.html