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This September, the Department began the process of transitioning from our existing sets of General Orders, Training and Information Bulletins and Police Regulations to policies in the Lexipol policy format and online system.  The complete transition to the Lexipol policy format is slated to occur toward December 2018.

The Berkeley Police Department began working with Lexipol with the goal of reviewing, revising, and maintaining our policies in a more thorough and timely fashion, while ensuring that each policy reflects not only our community- and department-specific legacy policy content, but current case law and new statutes, as well.  Below is the most recent issued set of policy documents.

  • BPD  Lexipol Policy Manual  (these supersede previously issued General Orders, Training & Information Bulletins, and Police Regulations)

 

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 BERKELEY POLICE DEPARTMENT

GENERAL ORDERS AND REGULATIONS  

TABLE OF CONTENTS

POLICE REGULATIONS

SECTION

TITLE

 

Chapter 1

AUTHORIZATION AND DEFINITIONS

 

Chapter 2

PERSONAL CONDUCT AND DUTY REQUIREMENTS

 

Chapter 3

UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS

 

Chapter 4

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE RANKS AND DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION

 

GENERAL ORDERS

A-17

MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR POLICE CUSTODY CASES

 

A-31

ANIMAL BITE INVESTIGATIONS

 

A-32

LOST AND FOUND ANIMAL REPORTS

 

A-49

IMPROPER CONDUCT OR ARREST OF CITY EMPLOYEE

 

A-50

ARRESTS OR SIGNING OF COMPLAINTS BY PRIVATE PERSONS, HOLDING PRISONERS

 

A-51

ARRESTS ON TRAFFIC WARRANTS OR TRAFFIC OFFENSES

 

A-52

ALAMEDA COUNTY CONSOLIDATED ARREST REPORT

 

A-53

ARREST AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

 

A-54

ARREST OF FUGITIVES FROM OTHER STATES

 

A-61

ASSET FORFEITURE

 

B-01

BAIL

 

B-03

BOMB INCIDENT PROCEDURES: PATROL AND COMMUNICATION CENTER

 

C-02

COMPLETED PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION

 

C-03

CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSE AND ENDORSEMENT

 

C-05

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

C-06

CAREER CRIMINAL TRACKING

 
C-07 INTERNET REPORTS  
C-08      PROTECTIVE SEIZURE OF CHILDREN PROTOCOL  

C-10

CITATION RELEASE

 

C-16

REPORTS INVOLVING POSSIBLE CITY LIABILITY

 

C-17

REPORT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO CITY PROPERTY

 

C-32

TELEPHONES - POLICE - USE OF

 

C-46

CONFERENCE AND MEETING ATTENDANCE

 
     POLICE CHAPLAIN PROGRAM  

C-50

CITIZEN REPORT FORM

 

C-51

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS

 

C-62

SUBPOENAS AND COURT APPEARANCES

 

C-66

CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM  

D-02

DETECTIVE BUREAU

 

D-04

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT (SEU)

 

D-06

DUTY COMMAND OFFICER

 

D-15

OVERTIME REGULATIONS

 

D-16

WORKING HOURS, BASIC PATROL TEAM SHIFTS, AND DEPARTMENTAL TIME RECORDS

 

D-17

PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS

 

D-18

PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE PURCHASE OF MATERIALS, SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

 

D-19

ADMINISTRATIVE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROCEDURE

 
D-21 DNA SAMPLE COLLECTION  

E-03

INJURY TO PERSONS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY FROM VEHICLE OPERATION BY AN EMPLOYEE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

E-07

REIMBURSEMENT FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FURNISHED BY EMPLOYEES

 

E-09

EMERGENCY MESSAGES AND NOTIFICATIONS

 

E-10

NOTIFICATION OF CATASTROPHIC EVENTS IN THE LIVES OF EMPLOYEES

 

E-11

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) AND EMERGENCY DIGITAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (EDIS)

 

E-13

EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

 

E-14

HIGH-VISIBILITY SAFETY APPAREL

 

F-03

FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM

 

F-04

FIREARMS DEALER LICENSING: CITY OF BERKELEY ORDINANCE 6169 N.S.

 

F-05

DEPARTMENT FIREARMS TRAINING UNIT

 

F-06

TACTICAL RIFLE OPERATOR PROGRAM

 

 G-02

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

 

H-03

FIREARMS RANGE REGULATIONS

 

H-04

HATE CRIME POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 

H-05

BLOOD TEST PROCEDURES FOR DEFENDANTS AND ARRESTEES IN HEALTH RISK SITUATIONS

 

H-07

HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY - CITY OF BERKELEY

 

I-01

FIREARMS, VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION OR DESTRUCTION

 

I-02

GOOD CONDUCT LETTERS

 

I-03

FINGERPRINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHING OF PERSONS ARRESTED

 

I-04

LATENT FINGERPRINT EXAMINATIONS AND INVESTIGATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

I-05

FINGERPRINTING - APPLICANTS, CIVILIAN AND NON-CRIMINAL

 

I-15

INTOXICATED PERSONS - CUSTODIAL AND NON-CRIMINAL PROCEDURES

 

I-16

MENTALLY DISORDERED PERSONS

 

I-18

INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATIONS

 

J-01

JAIL REGULATIONS

 

M-01

MISSING PERSON REPORTS

 

M-02

MUTUAL AID AND AGREEMENTS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

 

M-03

MONTHLY MANAGEMENT REPORT AND ANNUAL REPORT

 

 M-04

MOVING AND PARKING CITATIONS - MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY

 

M-05

MANAGEMENT MEETINGS AND DEPARTMENTAL MEETINGS

 

N-17    

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTING AND RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER 

 

N-18     

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS GROUP  

O-01

DEAD BODY REPORTS, INVESTIGATION OF

 

O-04

REPORTING OFFENSES AND LOST AND FOUND PROPERTY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

O-07

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE COMPLAINT CLASSIFICATION

 

O-09

NON-CRIMINAL INFORMATION AND PROPERTY REPORT CLASSIFICATION

 

O-11

ON-DUTY DEATH/SERIOUS INJURY

 

P-05

SOLICITORS PERMITS

 

P-12

POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS AND FATAL OR SERIOUS INJURY INCIDENTS

 

P-14

SUPERVISOR AND WATCH COMMANDER DAILY REPORTS

 

P-16

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

 

P-17

ABSENCE REPORT

 

P-19

REPRESENTATIONS

 

P-22

CHANGE OF ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND NAME

 

P-23

POLICY, PROCEDURAL AND INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENTS

 

P-24

PERSONAL INJURIES SUSTAINED BY EMPLOYEES OF THE BERKELEY PD

 

P-25

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS - POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES

 

P-26

PERSONNEL COMPLAINT PROCEDURE AND DISPOSITION AND THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS BUREAU

 

P-28

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL REPORTS

 

P-29

PUBLIC/MEDIA RELATIONS

 

P-46

EXTRADITION OF PRISONERS

 

P-47

PROCEDURES FOR THE SAFE CARRIAGE OF WEAPONS AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF PRISONERS ON COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

 

P-50

POST-TRAUMA RESPONSE AND DEBRIEFING

 

P-64 

COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL EVIDENCE  

P-65 

PROCEDURES FOR CARE AND HANDLING OF PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE

 

P-66

FOUND, LOST, RECOVERED AND STOLEN LICENSE PLATES

 

P-67

BICYCLES - STOLEN, LOST OR FOUND

 

R-02

ACCESS TO PATIENT RECORDS OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

 

R-03

REVIEW BOARD PROGRAM

 

R-04

RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

R-10

EXHIBITION OF INDIVIDUAL ARREST RECORDS

 

R-16

CLASSIFICATION, CHANGING OF CLASSIFICATION AND UNFOUNDING OF REPORTS

 

R-17

SERVICE DIVISION RULES

 

R-20

DAILY POLICE BULLETIN

 

R-23

RELEASE OF POLICE REPORTS AND INFORMATION

 

R-23A

GUIDELINES FOR RELEASE OF REPORTS AND INFORMATION THEREIN

 

R-24

REPORTS - RECEIVING AND THE RECORDING THEREOF

 

R-25

ASSIGNMENT OF REPORTS

 

R-26

VACANT (VACATION) HOUSE/BUSINESS REPORTS

 

R-27

ABBREVIATIONS - SEX, RACE AND AGE GROUP

 

R-28

DEALER'S RECORD OF SALES OF REVOLVERS OR PISTOLS

 

R-29

FIELD INTERVIEWS

 

R-30

SEALING OF RECORDS - MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION

 

R-32

DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS OF ARREST AND CONVICTIONS AS REQUIRED UNDER 11361.5 H&S

 

 R-34

REPORTS INVOLVING SALES OF NARCOTICS ON OR NEAR SCHOOLS AND PLAYGROUNDS

 

R-35

GUIDELINES FOR REPORTING/INVESTIGATING FREEWAY/HIGHWAY VIOLENCE INCIDENTS

 

R-36

REPORT FOLLOW-UP SYSTEM

 

S-01

SPAN OF CONTROL

 

S-03

SURVEILLANCE

 

S-04

STAFF REVIEW OF WRITTEN DIRECTIVES

 

S-05

SICK LEAVE AND ATTENDANCE MONITORING

 

S-06

SEARCH WARRANTS

 

S-07

STRIP SEARCHES

 

S-08

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT OPERATING FUNDS

 

T-01

TELECOMMUNICATION CENTER

 

T-03

TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

T-08

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES

 

T-17

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORTS - SALE OF

 

T-18

ASSISTANCE TO DISABLED MOTORISTS

 

T-19

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT

 
U-1 USE OF FORCE TRAINING REVIEW BOARD  

U-02

USE OF FORCE

 

U-03

UNITY OF COMMAND

 

U-04

UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES

 

V-01

DRIVING VEHICLES BELONGING TO PRIVATE PERSONS OR CORPORATIONS

 

V-02

CUSTODY AND DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

 

V-03

CAR RENTAL - OUT OF TOWN

 

V-04

POLICE FLEET VEHICLE OPERATION

 

V-05

STOLEN VEHICLE INVESTIGATIONS

 

V-06

VEHICLE PURSUIT POLICY

 

V-08

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

 

V-10

USE OF VIDEOTAPING EQUIPMENT

 
 W-01 PUBLIC RECORDING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY  

W-04

WARRANTS

 

X-01

CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE/BARRICADED SUBJECT HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION TEAM OPERATIONS

 
ALPR #001-2016 AUTOMATED LICENSE PLATE READER (ALPR)  

     

 

Lexipol Policies (In-Progress)   

 

 

Chief's Preface

 

 

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

 

 

Mission - Vision - Values

 

I.   

Law Enforcement Role and Authority    

 

100

Law Enforcement Authority

 

101

Chief Executive Officer

 

102

Oath of Office

 

103

Policy Manual

 

II.   

 Organization and Administration   

 

203

Training Policy

 

204 Electronic Communications  

205

Administrative Communications

 

206

Retiree Concealed Firearms

 

207

License to Carry a Firearm

 

 III.   

General Operations   

 

302 Handcuffing and Restraints  
303  Control Devices and Techniques  

309

Officer Response to Calls

 

310 Domestic Violence  
311 Search and Seizure  

312

Temporary Custody of Juveniles

 

318

Victim and Witness Assistance

 

326 Reserve Officers  

328

Registered Offender Information

 

331

Identity Theft

 

345

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation

 

334

Anti-Reproductive Rights Crimes Reporting

 

335 Limited English Proficiency Services  
336 Mandatory Employer Notification  

338

Chaplaincy Program

 

339

Community Relations

 

340

Child and Dependent Adult Safety

 

346

Honor Guard

 

348

Youth Services Detail

 

IV.   

 Patrol Operations  

 

401

Fair and Impartial Policing

 

403

Crime and Disaster Scene Integrity

 

405

Ride Along Policy

 

406

Hazardous Material Response

 

414

Use of Narcan (Naloxone)

 

417

Aircraft Accidents

 

418

Obtaining Air Support

 

423 Watch Commanders  

424

Body Worn Cameras

 

429 First Amendment Assemblies  
430 Intelligence Procedures for First Amendment Activities  
431 Civil Disputes  

V.   

Traffic Operations    

 

501

Motor Vehicle Collision Investigations

 

506 Disabled Vehicles  

508

Adult Crossing Guard

 

VI.   

 Investigative Operations  

 

605

Brady Material Disclosure

 

610

Conduct of Licensed Alcohol Establishments

 

VII.    

Equipment   

 

702

Vehicle Maintenance

 

705 Personal Protective Equipment  

706

Emergency Response Vehicle

 

VIII.    

Support Services   

 

800

Crime Analysis

 

808

Computer Voice Stress Examinations

 

809

Emergency Burial Permits

 

IX.    

 Custody  

 

902 Prison Rape Elimination  
903 Detainee Transportation  

X.   

 Personnel  

 

1000

Recruitment and Selection

 

1002

Special, Temporary Duty or Specialized Duty Assignments

 

1004

Anti-Retaliation

 

1005

Reporting of Employee Convictions

 

1009

Smoking and Tobacco Use

 

1011

Seat Belts

 

1012

Body Armor

 

1014

Commendations

 

1016

Meal Periods and Breaks

 

1017

Lactation Break Policy

 

1018 Payroll Record Procedures  

1020

Outside Employment

 

1022

Personal Appearance Standards

 

1024

Police Aide Program

 

1025

Nepotism and Conflicting Relationships

 

1027

Temporary Modified Duty Assignments

 

1029 Employee Speech Expression and Social Networking  

XII. 

Special Orders 

 

1200

Special Order 2018-0001

 

 

Departmental Manuals

Parking Enforcement Operations Manual

 

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