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Special Victims Unit 

The Berkeley Police Department's Special Victims Unit is comprised of a Sergeant, three (3) Detectives, a part time Reserve Officer as well as a Domestic Violence Advocate that is employed by the Family Violence Law Center.

The Sex Crimes Detail is responsible for the investigation and follow-up of reports involving sexual assaults/rape, sexual battery, stalking, indecent exposure, harassing phone calls, peeping /prowling incidents as well as monitoring and investigating the legal compliance of sex registrants (290 PC) To check for sex registrants in your area - follow this link - Megan's Law. BPD investigates an average of 40 sexual assault cases and 80 "other" sexual assault related cases per year. Contact Sex Crimes Detail at (510) 981-5735.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Unit investigates cases involving abuse between intimate partners and restraining order violations. The Advocate supports the efforts by providing victims of domestic violence with support, guidance in the courts and other related assistance. This unit investigates over 450 cases per year. Domestic Violence Prevention Unit can be reached at (510) 981-5736. To speak with our Victim Advocate, please call (510) 267-8800.

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