Welcome to the Police Review Commission
An Independent Civilian Review Agency  

The PRC was created by Berkeley voters in 1973 to provide independent civilian oversight of the Berkeley Police Department. The PRC advises the City Council, Mayor, and City Manager on the policies, practices, and procedures of the BPD, and investigates complaints of police officer misconduct. More information about the PRC can be found at www.cityofberkeley.info/prc/.

To reach the Berkeley Police Review Commission:

Call (510) 981-4950  or email prc@cityofberkeley.info.

The Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC) is an independent body appointed by the City Council. The PRC reviews Police Department policies, practices and procedures, and investigates citizen complaints against Police Department sworn personnel.

For additional information, see the PRC brochures (click below)
                                       * PRC General Brochure
                                       * PRC Complaint Process

If you are interested in becoming a Commissioner, click here for information and to download the application.


Police Review Commissioners and Appointing Officials

  Police Review Commissioner

 Appointing Official

Sahana Matthews (Chair)

Councilmember Kriss Worthington (7)
George Lippman (Vice-Chair) Councilmember Kate Harrison (4)

 Gwen Allamby

Councilmember Benjamen Bartlett (3)

Clarence Ford 

Mayor Jesse Arreguin
George Perezvelez

Councilmember Lori Droste (8)

Andrea Prichett

Councilmember Cheryl Davila (2)

Terry Roberts

Councilmember Susan Wengraf (6)

Michael Sherman Councilmember Linda Maio (1)

Ari Yampolsky

Councilmember Sophie Hahn (5)


Katherine J.  Lee - Police Review Commission Officer
Byron Norris - PRC Investigator
Maritza Martinez - Administrative Support