Use survey to identify qualities sought in a new chief, your top priorities for policing, and how a chief could further strengthen relationships in Berkeley.
If you live, work, study, or spend time in Berkeley, give input via a brief survey on qualities you would like to see in the next Berkeley Police Chief.
We’re also interested in knowing what you believe should be the top priorities for the chief and what they can do to continue building effective police department relationships with the community.
The survey will be used by a recruitment firm to strengthen the outreach strategy and candidate profile for the nationwide search.
Please complete the brief survey by 5:00 pm on May 30 and share it with others.
Search for a chief to match community needs, values
The survey will add to qualities already known to be a need.
Berkeley’s Police Chief needs to be a unifying force to lead efforts to treat all people fairly in creating a safe city. The chief will need to know how to navigate complex issues, such as simultaneous concerns about overzealous policing and inadequate safety.
Berkeley Police have a community-oriented approach that requires working with people and other public safety agencies, as well as civilian oversight. The next chief must be a supportive leader in the department, work with empathy, and have the presence to influence change.
The search firm will be looking for a chief with strong ethics, extensive experience in implementing community policing initiatives, and a track record of good relationships with residents, other agencies, and police unions.
Complete survey and share with others
As this process starts, input from the community can help shape the qualifications and attributes for a prospective police chief.
Add your voice to the mix.
Fill out our survey – and spread it to others whose voices can help identify qualities you’d like to see in Berkeley’s Police Chief.