Information to help campus residents
Thank you for taking the time to review the information on this website for the University of California Police Department, Berkeley. The pages on this site are part of our ongoing effort to inform you of the many safety programs and services we have developed to support our community. You can also find guidelines about the proactive steps anyone can take to help us maintain a safe and secure campus.
The Residential Security Liaison Program is a volunteer-based program provided by sworn officers of the UC Berkeley Police Department. Officers who volunteer to be Residential Security Liaisons (RSLs) are called upon to work regular shifts at UC Berkeley's residences, including Units I, II, and III and Albany Village. Volunteers are recruited annually, and RSLs are dedicated to a particular location for the duration of their assignment.
There are many resources to help Campus Security Authorities understand the Clery Act, why they have been designated as a CSA, and what is required of them as CSAs.
UCOP Interactive Training, available to Berkeley Employees
Log in to the Blu Portal to access the interactive CSA Training at UC Learning Center. Search for "Clery"
UCPD has jurisdiction over campus property, including Residence Halls, while City of Berkeley Police have jurisdiction over areas in Berkeley that are not owned by the University.
All security activity in UC residence halls is supervised by the Residential Security Sergeant.
Each of the high rise buildings have a Security Monitor (SM). In addition, Community Service Officers (student employees of UCPD also known as CSOs) patrol the residence halls during the evening hours.
Resident Assistants provide safety programs for students, especially at the beginning of the year, and each unit is assigned a UCPD officer (a Residential Security Liaison) for additional coordination and information exchange.
Public Law 110-315 states that all Title IV eligible institutions participating in any Title IV program and that maintain on-campus student housing facilities must publish an Annual Fire Safety Report, maintain a fire log, and report fire statistics to the Secretary of Educa- tion. A printed copy can be obtained by contacting EH&S at (510) 642-5995 or can be downloaded at http://ehs.berkeley.edu/fp/328-fire-safety-reports.html
In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Dialing 911 from a landline anywhere on campus, or dialing (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone will connect to UCPD's dispatch center as an emergency call.
This page outlines the jurisdiction and authority of the University of California Police Department, at Berkeley. It was last updated in December of 2007.