Filing a Policy Complaint with the Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC)

The Police Review Commission (PRC) is a nine-member independent body appointed by the City Council and the Mayor.  One of the Commission's duties is to review Berkeley Policy Department (BPD) policies, practices, and procedures; such review can be initiated by a member of the community who alleges that a policy, practice, or procedure is insufficient or improper and should be examined by the PRC.

To file a policy complaint:

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Complainant's Responsibilities

As a complainant, you have certain responsibilities.

Policy Review Process 

If you have any questions about this process, please call (510) 981-4950; or, send an e-mail to