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 Beat Maps and Beat Officer List 

Given changes in the City over the past two decades, the Berkeley Police Department examined its beat deployment strategy with the help of Matrix Consulting Group.  Matrix analyzed population, geography, patrol deployment, staffing levels, officer workload, calls for service, proactive patrol time, response times, crime data, industry standards and best practices, as well as the costs associated with service delivery.  The project was completed and the final report was submitted by Matrix Consulting Group. 

Based on recommendations from Matrix, a new deployment strategy was developed. On Sunday, January 16th, the Berkeley Police Department switched from an 18 beat system to a 14 beat system.  After 6 months, it became clear that the 14 beat configuration placed an increased workload on several of the beats.  The department then fielded a 16 beat system.  Between 2:30am and 11:00am, calls for service are managed by a single patrol team (8-12 officers).  During these hours, patrol officers are responsible for working 2 beats thereby creating an 8 beat system.    

In many cases this means the regular beat officer assigned to your area may change.  Please consult the map to determine which beat your residence or business may be in.  You can check the associated beat officer list to verify who your beat officer is. 

Berkeley Police Department Beats

Mon-Thur 11:00am-1:30am/Fri-Sun 11:30am-2:30am

16 Beats Map (click to enlarge)
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