Berkeley PD - Stop Data

data.cityofberkeley.info | Last Updated 28 Jan 2019

This data was extracted from the Department’s Public Safety Server and covers the data beginning January 26, 2015. On January 26, 2015 the department began collecting data pursuant to General Order B-4 (issued December 31, 2014). Under that order, officers were required to provide certain data after making all vehicle detentions (including bicycles) and pedestrian detentions (up to five persons). This data set lists stops by police in the categories of traffic, suspicious vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle stops. Incident number, date and time, location and disposition codes are also listed in this data. Address data has been changed from a specific address, where applicable, and listed as the block where the incident occurred. Disposition codes were entered by officers who made the stop. These codes included the person(s) race, gender, age (range), reason for the stop, enforcement action taken, and whether or not a search was conducted. The officers of the Berkeley Police Department are prohibited from biased based policing, which is defined as any police-initiated action that relies on the race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than the behavior of an individual or information that leads the police to a particular individual who has been identified as being engaged in criminal activity.

Tags: police, stop data, traffic, pedestrian, vehicle, bike, race, gender, age, reason, enforcement, search

This dataset has the following 7 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Incident Numberincident_numbertextNumber of incident created by Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) program
Call Date/Timecall_date_timecalendar_dateDate and time of the incident/stop
LocationlocationtextGeneral location of the incident/stop
Incident Typeincident_typetextThis is the occurred incident type created in the CAD program. A code signifies a traffic stop (T), suspicious vehicle stop (1196), pedestrian stop (1194) and bicycle stop (1194B).
DispositionsdispositionstextOrdered in the following sequence: 1st Character = Race, as follows: A (Asian) B (Black) H (Hispanic) O (Other) W (White) 2nd Character = Gender, as follows: F (Female) M (Male) 3rd Character = Age Range, as follows: 1 (Less than 18) 2 (18-29) 3 (30-39), 4 (Greater than 40) 4th Character = Reason, as follows: I (Investigation) T (Traffic) R (Reasonable Suspicion) K (Probation/Parole) W (Wanted) 5th Character = Enforcement, as follows: A (Arrest) C (Citation) O (Other) W (Warning) 6th Character = Car Search, as follows: S (Search) N (No Search) Additional dispositions may also appear. They are: P - Primary case report M - MDT narrative only AR - Arrest report only (no case report submitted) IN - Incident report FC - Field Card CO - Collision investigation report MH - Emergency Psychiatric Evaluation TOW - Impounded vehicle 0 or 00000 – Officer made a stop of more than five persons
Location - LatitudelatitudenumberGeneral latitude of the call. This data is only uploaded after January 2017
Location - LongitudelongitudenumberGeneral longitude of the call. This data is only uploaded after January 2017.