Providing information to the Berkeley Police Department helps keep your neighborhood safe.
Communicating information about crime in your area helps the Berkeley Police Department keep your neighborhood safe. Your Area Coordinator is your main liaison for the Department. Communicate about recurring trespassing issues or upcoming vacations with your Beat Officers, who provide daily patrols in your area.
Contact your Area Coordinator for support with ongoing neighborhood issues
The Berkeley Police Department’s four Area Coordinators serve as community liaisons for the Department. They can help with long-term problems such as persistent issues with illegal dumping or abandoned vehicles.
Contact the general office line for the Area Coordinators team at (510) 981-5806, or contact the specific coordinator for your area. Find your area using the map below, or visit the City’s interactive map and filter to show “Police Patrol Areas.”
Supervisor and Special Events Liaison Sergeant
Sergeant Kevin Kleppe
Area 1 - Beats 1 and 2
|Area 2 - Beats 7, 8, 9 and 10
Southside and eastern part of South Berkeley
Officer Kajahna Futch
|Area 3 - Beats 3, 4, 5 and 6
Downtown and Central Berkeley
Officer Matt Valle
Area 4 - Beats 11, 12, 13 and 14
Beat Officers provide daily support for your area
Beat Officers patrol the 14 beats of Berkeley on a daily basis. These are the officers you will regularly see doing the rounds in your area. Beat Officers regularly attend Neighborhood Watch meetings and collaborate closely with Area Coordinators. Access the City's interactive map, and check the box for “police beats” to find which beat you live in.
Note: The timesheet and minimum staffing levels are a starting point for each shift assessed every six months and commanders have a number of options to consider regularly. There are often daily assessments, as well. Overtime to backfill officers is typically triggered when a patrol team's staffing drops below 7 or 8, depending on which Patrol team, or as other needs may dictate (crimes, emergencies, protests, etc.). These numbers are always subject to change.
Request no trespassing enforcement or vacation watch services
If you experience recurring issues with trespassers on your property, you can place your property on file with the police department.
First, post “No trespassing / Private property” signs on your property. Then, send a “No Trespassing” letter to the Police Department.
- Complete a no trespassing letter to keep a specific person off your property
- Complete a no trespassing letter to keep all individuals off your property
Please call (510) 981-5900 to report non-emergency trespassers, or 911 in case of emergency.
If you are going on vacation, you can submit a vacation watch form to request additional patrols around your property (as resources permit). Submit the form by mail or in person with the Police Department.