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.

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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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Berkeley Police Department Investigations Division

The BPD Investigations Division was formed in September of 2010 as a result of a departmental reorganization. Captain Dave Reece is the overall Division Commander. Most division personnel are selected for their assignments based on a solid work ethic, knowledge of crime in our city and skill at dealing with people before being assigned to one of the several individual work units. Their collective mission is to identify criminals and present prosecutable cases to the Alameda County District Attorney (DA) conduct other special investigations as assigned, identify and collect evidence, analyze crime trends, track repeat offenders, investigate fatal traffic collisions and enforce all traffic and parking laws. 

Property Crimes

Detective Bureau 

Lieutenant Dan Montgomery currently heads the Detective Bureau that is staffed with four (5) Sergeants, 18 Detectives, one (1) sworn Crime Analyst, one (1) professional/civilian Crime Analyst, one (1) supervising Crime Scene Investigator, and four (4) Crime Scene Technicians. Members of the Detective Bureau investigate crimes such as homicide, robbery and burglary; collect and process evidence; assist victims of violent crime and domestic violence; mentor and work with juvenile offenders, and distribute information on crime trends to members of the department. The Detective Bureau is comprised of the following units:

In addition to the Detective Bureau, the Investigations Division also includes the Traffic Bureau.


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