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Police Review Commission
Police Review Commission

Welcome to the Police Review Commission
An Independent Civilian Review Agency  

The PRC was created by Berkeley voters in 1973 to provide independent civilian oversight of the Berkeley Police Department. The PRC advises the City Council, Mayor, and City Manager on the policies, practices, and procedures of the BPD, and investigates complaints of police officer misconduct. More information about the PRC can be found at

To reach the Berkeley Police Review Commission:

Call (510) 981-4950  or email

The Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC) is an independent body appointed by the City Council. The PRC reviews Police Department policies, practices and procedures, and investigates citizen complaints against Police Department sworn personnel.

For additional information, see the PRC brochures (click below)
                                       * PRC General Brochure
                                       * PRC Complaint Process

If you are interested in becoming a Commissioner, click here for information and to download the application.


Police Review Commissioners and Appointing Officials

Police Review Commissioner   Appointing Officials  
Sahana Matthews (Chair) Councilmember Kriss Worthington (7)
George Lippman (Vice-Chair) Councilmember Kate Harrison (4)
Gwen Allamby Councilmember Benjamen Bartlett (3)
George Perezvelez Councilmember Lori Droste (8)
Andrea Prichett Councilmember Cheryl Davila (2)
Terry Roberts Councilmember Susan Wengraf (6)
Michael Sherman Councilmember Linda Maio (1)
Ari Yampolsky Councilmember Sophie Hahn (5)
(vacant) Mayor Jesse Arreguin





Katherine J.  Lee - Police Review Commission Officer
Byron Norris - PRC Investigator
Maritza Martinez - Administrative Support


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Police Review Commission, 1947 Center Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-4950
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903