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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Posted: July 28, 2015

The KPPCSD and the Friends of the Kensington Community Center received a grant not to exceed $5000.00 for reduction of fuel loads around the Kensington Community Center.
The official press release can be viewed here.


Important upcoming dates:
August 3, 2015 Swearing-in Ceremony for Interim Chief of Police Kevin Hart
August 4, 2015 National Night Out
August 11, 2015 Special Meeting to Select Committee for Governance Structure Options
August 13, 2015 Monthly KPPCSD Meeting

Posted: July 27, 2015

Residents are cordially invited to attend the official Swearing In ceremony of Chief Kevin Hart on August 3, 2015 at 1pm.  The event will take place at the Kensington Community Center.  The flyer can be viewed here.


The July 30, 2015 Finance Committee Agenda has been posted here.

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Important Contact Information


  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency Dispatch: (510) 236-0474
  • Office:  (510) 526-4141


  • Office Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday
  • General Manager, Kevin Hart:  (510) 526-4141
  • Park and Facility Rental: (510) 526-4141
  • Waste Pickup: (510) 237-4614
  • C.C. County Animal Shelter:  (925) 335-8300
  • C.C. County Sheriff — Animal Control: (925) 646-2441


Board Corner

Regular Board meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month.  Agenda packets are available here.

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