Public Safety Video Updates on Accountability, Public Engagement, and Use of Force
Our goal with this page is to help with actively building positive relationships with all members of our communities and to develop partnerships with all the stakeholders in the City of Berkley.
As a department, we continue to improve ourselves through de-escalation, diversity, decision making, interacting with people with special needs, and implicit bias training. This training, conducted through in-person, online, and scenario-based methods, is an ongoing process.
Public Safety also participates in the voluntary National Use-of-Force Data Collection since the inception of the program. To participate in this program, we voluntarily submit monthly reports to the FBI reporting any incidents involving a fatality or serious injury connected to the use of force or a firearm shot at or in the direction of a subject during the use of force. In addition, we also have in-car cameras in all of our marked patrol vehicles and fire apparatus, and our policies and procedures are reviewed and updated as needed/necessary.
We always investigate all use of force by our officers. Each and every event is used to hold our officers accountable and is a method to improve our performance in the future. The use of excessive force is never appropriate and will not be tolerated.
Public Safety Video Updates
Our vision is that by working together with the members of our community, you will see our Public Safety Department as allies in the struggle for a better and safer community for all. That the partnerships established with community stakeholders will bring about more economically and socially stable neighborhoods.
We have created this video series to address certain topics surrounding our world today, as well as, a way to strive to be as open and transparent as we possibly can.
What is Public Safety?
Training and General Resources Regarding the Approach to Policing, Use of Force, De-Escalation, and Accountability.
Public Response, Perception, and Public Safety Incident/Complaint Procedures
Types of Training Berkley Public Safety Officers Receive.
Berkley Public Safety Reporting Requirements, Use of Force, and Body Cameras.
What De-escalation Techniques or Alternative Techniques Are Used Within Berkley Public Safety to Eliminate the Need for Use of Force? What Protocols Are in Place for Officers to Embolden Their Duty to Intervene Before Serious Harm Is Caused?
What Is Public Safety Doing in Regards to the Thin Blue Line Flag on the Public Safety Vehicles?
Public Engagement and How to Learn More about Berkley Public Safety.