Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Beginning on June 15th, City facilities will be open with limited hours only.  The Police customer service counter will be open from 10 am to 2 pm.

The City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We deliver police services to the City of Berkeley in a variety of ways. You may see a beat officer in a black and white patrol car, an officer on foot, officers riding bicycles or motorcycles throughout the city or officers speaking to community members or business owners about safety tips or crime prevention for their neighborhood or business district. You may see a Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) towing an abandoned car or you call and talk to one of our Public Safety Dispatchers or other professional staff about an issue, request or be reporting a crime over the phone.

We are proud to recognize that members of the Berkeley Police Department reflect the diversity of the community. We are mothers and fathers, single and married, older and younger and come from a variety of different backgrounds. There are quite a few members of BPD that have chosen policing or professional work within the department as a second career and have life experience in previous careers such as Teaching, Real Estate, Social Work, Architecture, Law, Psychology and Media. (merely a sampling.) In addition, members of BPD are an educated group, many holding degrees in a number of disciplines.

BPD is currently authorized for 181 sworn Officers of all ranks (270 employees total--including sworn and professional staff). Annually, men and women of BPD have been honored with a variety of awards, in addition to being accepted into some prestigious schools, Master Instructor trainings and leadership programs. A majority of members of BPD are in the ongoing process of career development and attend both mandated trainings and those that are in areas of his/her interest.

The City of Berkeley Police Department has four divisions, each with slightly different missions and roles, but all with the common goal of providing quality police service to our community.


Our Mission, Vision and Values

 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 empathy.
  • Diversity: 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.  
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