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Filing a Policy Complaint with the Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC)

One of the Commission's duties is to review Berkeley Policy Department (BPD) policies, practices, and procedures; such review can be initiated by a member of the community who alleges that a policy, practice, or procedure is insufficient or improper and should be examined by the PRC.

Submit Policy Complaint Form Online
1. Complete the form using the following link: complaint form (English) OR complaint form (Spanish)
2. Save the completed form to your computer.
3. Open your email program and create a new email.
4. Attach saved form to the email.
5. Send the form to the PRC at prc@cityofberkeley.info

OR

Request Policy Complaint Form Be Mailed
1. Contact the PRC Office to request the form.
2. Mail, email, fax, or bring the completed form to the PRC Office.

OR

Download Policy Complaint Form*
1. Print a copy of the form using the following link: complaint form (English) OR complaint form (Spanish)
2. Mail, email, fax, or bring the completed form to the PRC Office.

*These forms are in pdf format.  To read pdf applications, download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free at www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html 



PRC Contact Information

Police Review Commission
1947 Center Street, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA  94704

Telephone: (510) 981-4950
Email: prc@cityofberkeley.info
Fax:  (510) 981-4955
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Policy Review Process

  • If a majority of commissioners agree that a policy review is warranted, they may take appropriate action, including initiating an investigation or establishing a subcommittee to review the policy.

  • If a subcommittee is created, it will seek BPD involvement in its review of the BPD policy, and present its conclusions and recommendations to the entire Commission.

  • If the Commission endorses the subcommittee's recommendations, it will send them to the City Manager and Chief of Police, who will consider whether to adopt them. 

If you have any questions about this process, contact the PRC.

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