Policy and Reports

General Orders, Policies and Procedures

The Lexipol Manual contains all the policies established by BART PD to maintain the safety of employees while providing public safety and police services to stakeholders.

Lexipol Policy Manual December 2020.pdf

Policy Manual Attachments:

Police Promotions_Final .pdf
Records Retention Schedule.pdf
Police Eligibility List_ Final .pdf

POST Certified Training

Pursuant to SB978, all California police agencies were tasked with posting their expanded course outlines on their public website. The outlines included herein are the expanded course outlines certified by POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) and taught at the BART Police Department.

Patrol Rifle Operator's Course
Active Shooter Response Training
Reality Based Critical Incident Scenario Training
Arrest and Control Techniques Course
AB 392 (Weber) Peace Officers: Deadly Force
Impact Weapons Training
Building Searches Training
Fair and Impartial Policing Training
Force Options Simulator Course
TASER Update Training
Racial Profiling Training
Tactical Communications Training
Leadership Training Conference
Certified Multimedia Training

Monthly Chief's Report

The monthly report contains statistical data and metrics from the various Bureaus and Divisions within the Police Department that are provided to the Chief of Police on a monthly basis.

January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019 
December 2019
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020
July 2020 
August 2020
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021
March 2021

Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS)

COPPS is an organization-wide policing philosophy and management approach that promotes community, government, police partnerships and proactive problem solving to reduce a jurisdiction's crime and social disorder. Throughout this bulletin words community and commuters will be referred to and are meant to be interchangeable.

Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS)

Internal Affairs Report

This report contains statistical data compiled by BART PD Office of Internal Affairs, addressing the number and nature of misconduct allegations resulting from both Citizen Issues and Administrative Investigations. Additionally, the report enumerates use of force statistics.

2013 BART Police Internal Affairs Report
2014 BART Police Internal Affairs Report
2015 BART Police Internal Affairs Report
2016 BART Police Internal Affairs Report
2017 BART Police Internal Affairs Report
2018 BART Police Internal Affairs Report
2019 BART Police Internal Affairs Report

Annual Use of Force Reports

This report contains data and analysis of use of force incidents, compiled by the Patrol Operations Bureau.

2017 BART Police Use of Force Annual Report
2017 BART Police Use of Force Data
2018 BART Police Use of Force Annual Report
2018 BART Police Use of Force Data
2019 BART Police Use of Force Annual Report
2019 BART Police Use of Force Data

BART Police Department Management Audit

The BART Police Department Management Audit was conducted July - September, 2013. This audit reviews specific areas of the administration and operation of BART PD and compared it with original recommendations made in the NOBLE BART Management Audit from 2009. Therefore, the agency is measured in this report based on the quality of the implementations of the recommendations made in the original report.

BART PD Performance Management Audit

Five-Year Strategic Patrol Staffing Plan

The BART Police Department contracted with the University of North Texas for the development of a five-year strategic patrol staffing plan.  The report includes a series of recommendations including that BART hire 94 additional police officers through Fiscal Year 2024. You can read the full report from the University of North Texas research team here.

NOBLE Report

The NOBLE Management Audit Final Report, received on March 25, 2010, includes recommendations based on a comprehensive assessment of BART PD policies and tactics from recruitment, hiring and training to use of force and investigatory practices.

NOBLE Management Audit Final Report

Center for Policing Equity Report

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) partnered with BART PD to analyze the department’s policing practices between January 2012 and December 2017.  Their report is based on data voluntarily contributed by BART PD to CPE’s National Justice Database and includes six recommendations, which are being implemented by BART PD.

Center for Policing Equity Report

Prohibition Order Reports

BART annually presents a report to the California legislature on our prohibition order program, authorized by Assembly Bill 716 and Assembly Bill 730. 

These reports have been adopted by the Transit Security Advisory Committee (TSAC), the citizen and community oversight committee that works to ensure that AB 716 and AB 730 are implemented as the legislature intended.

Prohibition Order Report 2019
Prohibition Order Report 2018
Prohibition Order Report 2017
Prohibition Order Report 2016
Prohibition Order Report 2015
Prohibition Order Report 2014
Prohibition Order Report 2013

Ambassador Pilot Project Executive Summary

In October 2020, BART's Chief of Police issued an Executive Summary of the Ambassador Pilot Project.

Progressive Policing Stakeholder Outreach Report

On June 25, 2020 the BART Board of Directors approved the following amendment to the FY21 budget resolution:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT through the 2020-2021 budget, the District commits to undertake a rigorous stakeholder process on new approaches that emphasize responding to homelessness, behavioral health and substance use without relying on armed police.  This effort answers public calls to dramatically change how BART addresses these societal problems in our system.  The Board and the General Manager will jointly lead this effort to develop recommendations for staffing and funding services that do not require sworn personnel.

On January 14, 2021 the Board was presented with the results of the stakeholder outreach process, recommendations and BART's response. The action plan calls for the implementation of crisis intervention teams, the development of a districtwide homelessness action plan, and a redeployment strategy to place more officers onboard trains. The plan is based on extensive stakeholder engagement that took place in 2020 and included public meetings in all nine BART districts.

View the final report.