Last Update: 6/21/20
I want to express my unequivocal commitment to reexamining our use of force policies here in Berkeley and to creating a City budget that prioritizes racial equity. We can no longer accept the status quo. But let me also say that my approach to policymaking is predicated on collaboration. I believe we will achieve more long-lasting change if we work with our Berkeley Police Department, study the data and evidence, listen to all members of our community—especially those disproportionately at risk of police violence, and then make changes needed to achieve our shared vision for community safety and investment. I ask you to hold me accountable and share your best ideas with me. I’m honored to serve on our City Council’s Public Safety Policy Committee, where we can engage on these issues together.
2018 CRIME REPORT. During a March 2019 Special Meeting, our Police Chief presented the 2018 Crime Report (scroll to Item #3), which showed that property crimes and violent crimes were down in 2018 compared to 2017.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. For updates from the Berkeley Police Department including opportunities to attend Coffee with a Cop, follow the department on Facebook HERE.