The department in the community

Night Safety Tips

The UC Berkeley campus is situated in an urban environment, and though campus areas are relatively safe, the campus is not immune to crime. Your best defense is to adopt an attitude of awareness and to take precautions when you must walk alone.

First and foremost, we encourage you to utilize the Night Safety Shuttle and/or BearWALK Nighttime Escort Service, but we know there will be times when you cannot. In those cases, follow these guidelines

Survivor Resource Specialist

UCPD's Survivor Resource Specialist can help clarify options

  • Guidance in reporting an incident/crime
  • Assistance in obtaining counseling services
  • Assistance in locating resources both on and off campus

If you have been the victim of a violent crime the following resources are available to you:

Torch Run 2016

June 29, 2016

On Tuesday, 6/21, UCPD officers participated in the 2016 Special Olympics Torch Run with Berkeley PD.  The team has raised $545 to date.  Special thanks to our runners and volunteers who helped carry on this time honored tradition.  Emeryville PD, led by Chief Jennifer Tejada, passed the torch to UCPD and BPD.  We felt so good when we hit Albany, we almost kept going but we decided not to steal Albany PD's thunder.  Props to Sean who I hear continued to run the torch with Albany PD.

Participants:

Tucker - Runner

Olivet - Runner

Reich - Runner

Is UCPD the custodian of all campus Lost and Found items?

If I've lost something on campus, where can I go to try to find it?

Is there another Lost & Found on campus?

UCPD (University of California Police Department) is the central repository for lost and found on the Berkeley Campus. Buildings throughout campus will sometimes maintain their own collection of non-valuable lost & found items such as books or clothing, but should turn over anything of value to UCPD on a weekly basis. 

Read more answers to Frequently Asked Questions about UC Berkeley Lost and Found

Tools to Survive Targeted Violence

UCPD officers have all recieved extensive training on what to do in this situation, but it is equally important that our campus community members think of how they will respond.

If you witness any armed individual on campus at any time, immediately call UCPD to report the emergency 9-1-1 (or 510-642-3333 via cell phone). Use common sense. If escaping from danger is impossible, you should lockdown and prepare to counter the attacker.

Security Surveys

Is your office or University location relatively safe from burglary or threat? Have an officer from Crime Prevention identify areas in your work environment that may need security improvement. They can show you how to safeguard your work location from unlawful entry and theft.