Of the 27 sworn members, 24 are assigned to the regular uniform shifts for responding to calls for service, monitoring vehicular traffic, routine patrol, etc. Two other members are detectives assigned to criminal investigations, presentation of court cases and other follow up functions. The remaining member splits time between youth related crime, Fire Marshall duties and other such activities.
In 2002, the department responded to a total of 8,458 calls for service or otherwise generated incidents, of which 702 were related to sick/injury situations. The Department made a total of 435 arrests, of which 57 included juveniles.
The police coverage provided the residents, businesses and visitors of Berkley with a crime rate, per capita, that consistently ranks among the lowest of all cities in the tri-county area.
The Police Reserves are a uniformed, volunteer unit, which draws its members from the City of Berkley. Duties include riding along with officers as needed and assisting sworn personnel at many special events, such as the Woodward Dream Cruise, Berkley Days, and sporting events. Members average about 100 hours a year of auxiliary service. Currently, there are 10 Reserve Officers.
Members are required to participate in a 30-hour, in-service training program. They receive training in CPR, first aid, bloodborne pathogens, crime prevention, traffic control, and other related areas.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Police Reserves, contact Sgt. Nate Papke at (248) 658-3380.