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.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

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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Contact Us

contact us logoThe department's goal is to develop and enhance the relationships (partnerships) with our community. If you are calling to report a crime in progress, dial 9-1-1.  For all non-emergencies; reporting suspicious activity or making an initial report, please call our non-emergency number at 
(510) 981-5900.

For more specific reports or information, please take a look at our phone list below to call the appropriate division.  

 *Cell phone users should program 510-981-5911 to quickly reach a Berkeley Police dispatcher. If you have a mobile emergency outside of Berkeley, you should call 911 on your cell phone, or a seven digit number for the local police department. 



Public Information Officer (news media only)

To leave a message for an officer (24-hr voicemail)

For information on Neighborhood Watch

To schedule a Presentation for your class, youth or adult group



To inquire about police assistance with a future special event


510-981-3868 (EVNT)

To inquire about obtaining a Special Event Permit



To speak with the Department's LGBTQ liaisons (Sergeant Melanie Turner and Officer Ethell Wilson)


Support Services

To obtain a copy of a police report or make a Public Records Act request


To inquire about Lost & Found property or other property at BPD

To reach the Subpoena Clerk



To reach the Court Liaison


To make an appointment for Livescan (City employees only)




Domestic Violence (for initial reports call 981-5900)


Homicide/Missing Persons Unit (for initial reports call 981-5900)

Robbery Unit (for initial reports call 981-5900)


Property Crimes (for initial reports call 981-5900)


Sex Crimes (for initial reports call 981-5900)


Berkeley High School (BHS) School Resource Officer


To report an abandoned vehicle on the roadway

To report an inoperative/blighted vehicle

Parking Enforcement

Traffic Bureau (General Number)




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Questions or comments? Email: police@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5900
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903