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Overview of The Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District

Kensington is an unincorporated community of about 2200 homes, located in the East Bay Hills between Berkeley and El Cerrito. Kensington maintains its own police department, as well as park and recreation programs for all ages, via the Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District. The Kensington Fire Protection District provides fire protection and emergency medical services via a contract with El Cerrito.


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THE KPPCSD CLOSED SESSION AGENDA PACKET FOR SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2014 HAS BEEN POSTED

To download and view the current agenda packet, click here.

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THE KPPCSD FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA PACKET FOR AUGUST 27TH, 2014 HAS BEEN POSTED

To download and view the current agenda packet, click here.

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THE KPPCSD GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SURVEY HAS BEEN POSTED

The Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District is currently in the process of determining what company will be the provider of solid waste and recycling services for Kensington households when the current contract we have with Bayview Refuse and Recycling expires in August 2015. We would like to get comments regarding your satisfaction with the current level of service you are receiving and what kinds of changes you might like to see, if any. We are requesting that you complete our survey. If this is not convenient for you, you can call the District Office at 526-4141, and complete the survey over the phone. We hope you can take the time to complete this survey, as it will help us to make sure we secure the best possible service for Kensington. Thank you for your participation.

To proceed to the survey, click here.

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THE KPPCSD AGENDA PACKET FOR AUGUST 14TH, 2014 HAS BEEN POSTED

Please note that the meeting will begin with a Closed Session at 6:00PM. The regular Open Session will begin at 7:30PM.

Please note that page 65 of the agenda packet has been updated. The revised Agenda Packet for this meeting can be viewed and downloaded here.

The Agenda Packet for this meeting can be viewed and downloaded here.

There are three additional attachments for this month's agenda. They can be viewed and downloaded via the following links: Attachment A, Attachment B, and Attachment C.

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THE KPPCSD CLOSED AGENDA PACKET FOR AUGUST 9TH, 2014 HAS BEEN POSTED

Please note that this is a special Closed Meeting of the KPPCSD Board.

To download and view the current agenda packet, click here.

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THE KPPCSD POLICY COMMITTEE AGENDA PACKET FOR JULY 28TH, 2014 HAS BEEN POSTED

To download and view the current agenda packet, click here.

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PRESS RELEASE FOR BURGLARY/ LEWD & LASCIVIOUS ACTS COMMITTED AGAINST A CHILD ON LENOX RD

On Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 0113 hours, Kensington PD Units were dispatched to a report of an unknown suspect found in bed with an 11 year old female victim. The suspect fled the scene and was later arrested during an incident occurring in Berkeley.

To download and view the KPD Press Release, click here.

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THE KPPCSD AGENDA PACKET FOR JULY 8TH, 2014 HAS BEEN POSTED

Please note that this is a special Closed Meeting of the KPPCSD Board.

To download and view the current agenda packet, click here.

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April 30, 2014 California Court of Appeal Ruling

April 30, 2014 Ruling from the California Court of Appeal in the appeal of the Anti-SLAPP lower court decision as a result of the Schwartzburd et al Writ of Mandate lawsuit. Download here.

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DIRECTOR METCALF RESIGNS AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2012 KPPCSD BOARD MEETING

To view KPPCSD President Lloyd's memo regarding Director Metcalf's resignation, click here.

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Emergency Notifications from the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office

Anyone with a phone can receive voice alerts from Contra Costa County Sheriff's office. To sign up for the alert notification, please click here. The link has also been posted under the Neighborhood Watch section of this website.

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Information on Hazardous Waste Disposal and Recycling.

Links to the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority have been added under the Kensington Community/Public Services section of the website. A direct link to this page has been provided here.

We have recently received several informational requests from residents about how they can properly dispose of their old pharmaceuticals. This information is available on the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority website. The Kensington Police Department and Fire Department also participate in the National Drug Take-Back event (hosted by the DEA) where pharmaceuticals and controlled substances can be dropped off at the Kensington Public Safety Building. The event dates will be posted under this section of the website once made available by the DEA.

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Bay View Refuse & Recycling Service, Inc Letter to General Manager/Chief of Police Greg Harman.

During the June 9, 2011 KPPCSD Board Meeting, Lewis Figone, the President of Bay View Refuse & Recycling Service, Inc., handed GM/COP Greg Harman a letter and then left the meeting. The letter was a request for approval of assignment of the Franchise Agreement to Republic Services, Inc.

The letter can be downloaded as a pdf file here.

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Kensington Neighborhood Watch Mailing List Now Available

Anyone with an email address can now have Neighborhood Watch Newsletters and Updates emailed to them. To sign up for the Kensington Neighborhood Watch Mailing List, please click here.

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Street Sweeping Notice

Starting January 2010, the following streets will be swept as part of the Kensington SW Route on the first Friday of each month:

  • Arlington Avenue
  • Ardmore Road
  • Berkeley Park Boulevard
  • Beverly Road
  • Colusa Avenue
  • Coventry Road
  • Edgecroft Road
  • Kingston Road
  • Lenox Road
  • Lexington Road
  • Oak View Avenue
  • Ocean View Avenue
  • Santa Fe Avenue
  • Stratford Road
  • Valley Road

Please keep the roadway clear on the first Friday of every month by doing the following:

  • Move your vehicle and garbage/recycling containers
  • Clear any obstructions or large debris from the gutter
  • Remind your neighbors of the sweeping schedule
  • Trim back vegetation along the curb and sidewalk
  • Do not pile leaves or green waste in the roadway

Please do your part to help keep your neighborhood clean and keep pollutants out of our creeks. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Sign up for the Kensington Police Department Vacation Watch List Online

Anyone with internet access can now sign up for the Kensington Police Department Vacation Watch list on our website. To sign up for the Kensington Police Department Vacation Watch list, please click here. Please make sure to give at least 48 hours notice when signing up for Vacation Watch via the website. If you are unable to give 48 hours notice, please call the office at (510) 526-4141 to be placed on the Vacation Watch list.

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The KPPCSD Agenda Packet Mailing List & Board Meeting Recordings Now Available

Anyone with an email address can now have the KPPCSD Board Meeting Agenda Packets (for all regular and special meetings) emailed to them as soon as they are posted. To sign up for the KPPCSD Agenda Packet Mailing List, please click here.

Full-length recordings of KPPCSD Board Meetings are now avaiable in mp3 format for download here.

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