Part 1 of 2: Chief Meehan shares information about crime trends in Berkeley, plus department goals and priorities.
“Berkeley Has a High Number of Traffic Collisions with Injuries
The city has been working on a public safety master plan, according to Meehan, to deal with the high number of injury-causing traffic collisions. When compared to cities of similar size and population in California, Meehan said, Berkeley ranks at the top for the number of traffic collisions causing injury, and has done so for the past six years.
The police department is providing additional enforcement in areas where the highest number of traffic injury-collisions occur, Meehan said.”