UC-Berkeley Police Department 1 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 Cal's campus police force includes 64 officers and more than 100 civilian and student employees. In addition to…More wrangling decades of student protest (the force now provides an online "Time, Place and Manner" tip sheet for prospective demonstrators), the police force runs preventive programs for student safety, including a BearWalk night escort program. It also maintains a daily online log of campus police activity, and, in cooperation with the city of Berkeley police, an online weekly crime map.
Copwatch 2022 Blake St, Berkeley, CA94704 Since Copwatch was founded in Berkeley in 1990, the idea has caught on across the country and branches have sprung up…More from coast to coast. Its mission is to reduce police abuse by educating and informing the public of their rights in regards to the police, to keep police accountable and to encourage the public to resolve conflicts in ways that do not involve the boys (and girls) in blue. It takes shifts documenting interactions between the police and the community and hold information sessions informing people of their rights. Volunteer or go to the website to view the resources and learn your rights.
City of Berkeley Police Review Commission 1947 Center St, Berkeley, CA94704 The City of Berkeley’s Police Review Commission is an independent civilian oversight body that handles complaints…More of alleged police misconduct and engages community participation in setting and reviewing Police Department practices and procedures. Complaints can be filed in person, by mail or online, and must be in writing. Commission meetings and policy subcommittee meetings are open to the public, and everyone is welcome. The commission was created in 1973 and consists of nine members appointed by the city council and mayor.