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Berkeley Police Department Jail Facility

The Berkeley Police Department's Jail Facility is located inside the Ronald T. Tsukamoto Public Safety Building at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The Jail is administered by the following chain of command (in descending order): Chief of Police, Professional Standards Division Captain, Professional Standards Division Lieutenant, Jail Operations Sergeant and Jail/CSO Supervisor/Supervisor designee. The jail is staffed by one Sergeant and 12 Community Services Officers (CSO's) and is part of the Professional Standards Division.

The jail has a total of 16 cells for men and four (4) cells for women, two (2) Detoxification cells and two (2) Safety cells. The facility can house 40 detainees and is used for incarceration between arrest and arraignment. For information regarding an individual in custody including charges, bail amounts and visitation, please call (510) 981-5766.

Visiting a detainee in the BPD Jail Facility is allowed between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays; or between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any non-holiday weekday, no later than the calendar day following the arrest.  Visitors must be 18 years or older and have valid identification. Visits are allowed for a minimum of 15 minutes and may be terminated at any time after that as needed by Jail staff.

Only one visitor shall be allowed to occupy the public side of a visiting room at any time, unless otherwise authorized by the on-duty Jail supervisor. Detainee visitation by a juvenile may be allowed under the following conditions: 1) With approval by the Jail Operations Sergeant, or in their absence, an on-duty Patrol Sergeant, and 2) The juvenile is in the company of a responsible adult, preferably the juvenile’s parent or legal guardian. Attorneys with an active Bar Association Card may visit their clients at any hour, provided that the staff can accommodate their request.

An attorney granted a “contact visit” with his/her client is not exempt from a thorough cursory and/or metal detector search of their person and belongings. 

Bail Window StaffThere is no longer a Berkeley/Albany Municipal Courthouse in the City Of Berkeley.  All court arraignments are held at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except court holidays), at the Wiley W. Manuel Superior Court, 661 Washington Street, Oakland.


Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Berkeley Police Department has a zero tolerance toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment (28 CFR 115.111)

Prisoners experiencing sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment within this facility should immediately report the behavior to any Community service Officer or a third party, such as a friend or family member, attorney, or advocate, who may make the report on their behalf. Prisoners may report the incident by calling the Berkeley Police Dispatch Center at (510) 981-5900, or the Jail Control Room at (510) 981-5766.

Alternatively, prisoners may report the incident to the 24-hour Highland Hospital Sexual Assault Hotline by calling (510) 534-9290.


Jail Records
Information concerning a detainee's intake in the jail facility, including booking, medical information and property records, will remain on file for at least three (3) years. Property left unclaimed in the jail facility for more than 90 days is subject to destruction in accordance with the current state law.

The BPD Jail Facility registers Arson (PC 457.1), Sex (PC 290) and Drug (H&S 11590) registrants to meet their legal requirements and remain in compliance with their sentencing.  In order to completely process the paperwork for registrants, documents demonstrating current address and current vehicle registration information must be brought. All persons entering the BPD Jail facility shall be subject to a thorough cursory and/or metal detector search of their person and belongings.

"By law, persons convicted of specified sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement agency. Prior to release from prison, jail, a mental hospital, or on probation, sex offenders are notified in writing of their duty to register, and a copy of the notification form is forwarded to DOJ. When a sex offender is released into the community, the agency forwards the registration information to DOJ.

Registered sex offenders are required to update their information annually, within five working days of their birthday. Some sex offenders must update more often: transients must update every 30 days, and sexually violent predators, every 90 days. The Sex Offender Tracking Program keeps track of the next required update, and if a registered sex offender is in violation of the update requirements, the Internet web site will show the registrant as being in violation.

When registrants change their residence address or become homeless (transient), they are required to update their registration information within five days with a local agency, which forwards that information to DOJ. DOJ updates the registered sex offender database on a daily basis, based on information received from local agencies. DOJ also updates the registered sex offender information on this Internet web site on a daily basis."  (State of California Department of Justice, Sex Offender Registration and Exclusion Information).

For general information about the BPD Jail Facility please call (510) 981-5766.

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