Berkeley, CA

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Identity Disclosure
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension
Employment Loss
IT Based Tactics

Berkeley is a city of approximately 112,000 residents, located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California. Driven by community complaints, the Berkeley Police Department conducted a street-level reverse sting in South Berkeley in March 2005. The operation utilized undercover women officers, who served as decoys along the San Pablo Avenue corridor. A total of 12 johns were arrested. The men’s names and identities of arrestees were not released to the media.

Key Sources


State California
Type City
Population 101377
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