In an effort to promote trust and accountability, the department is publishing its data in easily accessible dashboards for the public.
The Berkeley Police Department would like to announce a new Transparency Hub we have created to share information with the Berkeley community.
Over the past few years our organization has placed an increased emphasis on expanding our data and analysis capacity. I recognize that data transparency is a foundational piece to a police department’s trust and legitimacy. Therefore, I directed our Data & Policy Analysis Team to create this Transparency Hub, with the goal of building/increasing community engagement, trust and legitimacy.
In its current design, the Transparency Hub includes data on our Calls for Service, Use of Force, as well as the information collected as part of the California Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA). The following link will bring you to the BPD Transparency Hub.
I encourage you to visit the Transparency Hub, and interact with the data. My goal is to provide you, our community, with tools and information to better understand and visualize the public safety work that the department undertakes within our community.
Chief Jen Louis