Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood was sworn in Thursday at the UC Theatre. A video of the swearing in appears here.
This week, for the first time ever, Berkeley police were given carte blanche to speak openly about gang activity in town, and what can be done to help those who may be drawn to it.
Described as a "homegrown leader" with a deep grasp of Berkeley values, "native son" Andrew Greenwood was appointed to the role of police chief Tuesday night.
Violent crime rose 18% in Berkeley in 2016, while serious property crime fell 9%, according to an annual report set to be presented to the Berkeley City Council next week.
BPD's chief outlines the department's response — which some saw as a lack of action — to the "Feb. 1 riot."
An estimated 200 neighbors came out in force Sunday to San Pablo Park's auditorium to share their worries and ideas following a spate of recent incidents involving gunfire.