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• Become a City of
  Berkeley Police Officer 

• Qualifications
• Recruitment Process
• About the Police Dept 

Letter from the
Chief of Police

Welcome to the Berkeley Police Department Recruitment Homepage at the City of Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department seeks ambitious men and women to join the BPD family and build a worthwhile career in a professional law enforcement organization. Our goal is to have a workforce that reflects the diversity found in the community so that we enhance our ability to understand and respond to a variety of service needs. Our team is made up of dedicated sworn men and women who are devoted to reducing crime, treating the community with respect and compassion, and holding ourselves accountable for our performance. We encourage and welcome your participation in our recruitment process.

Andrew Greenwood
Chief of Police

Career Opportunities

Sworn Positions

• Police Officer Recruit
• Lateral Police Officer
• Reserve Police Officer

Non-sworn Positions

• Police Aide
• Public Safety Dispatcher
 Community Service Officer
 Parking Enforcement
• School Crossing Guard 

Applying / Testing

• How to Apply
• Testing Process
• How to Prepare for Testing 
Background Process
• Application Status 
° Physical Abilities Test Video 


• Benefits
• Police Dept Home Page
• HR Dept Home Page
• About the City

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For more info, contact the Police Dept / Personnel & Training Bureau at:
PHONE:  (510) 981-5977   •   EMAIL:


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