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Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley Police beats could get much bigger

A handful of community members got a preview Tuesday night of three possible alternatives for a new Berkeley Police beat map, which ultimately will determine how officers are deployed around the city. Bigger beats and the potential creation of a small “flex unit” to address hot spots or crime trends are among the ideas under consideration, which are still […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

2 meetings this week on Berkeley police beat changes

Three council members are holding meetings this week to collect public feedback about proposed police beat changes in Berkeley. Given current staffing levels, which are at historic lows, police are looking at whether to make beats larger or to have some beats that are staffed less often. Berkeleyside wrote about the proposal in depth in […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley asks public for help to create new police beats

The Berkeley Police Department is asking the public for input as it analyzes its current staffing resources and reconsiders how it deploys officers around the city. This week, the city posted a survey online to collect feedback about what kind of services community members want, and what their priorities are. The main question is not whether […]