From CPU's Safety Tips document and UCPD's Resource Guide

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

Crime Prevention Strategies and Services

The University of California Police Department at Berkeley employs community policing strategies to prevent crime on and around campus properties. 

A secure environment is made possible through community involvement in crime prevention. The purpose of community crime prevention is simple: to help you recognize your own vulnerability to crime, and reduce your risk by taking preventive action and cooperation with the police.

How can I identify a BearWALK CSO?

When you've called BearWALK to request an escort, you will receive a confirmation message telling you when and where to expect your CSO escort. You can be sure that the person who reports for your walk is a UCPD employee by noticing their uniform, and you may ask for their UCPD-issued identification card to confirm.

CSOs will have a UCPD-issued identification card showing their full name and their badge number. They also carry a police radio. When working as BearWALKers, they always wear yellow shirts and jackets that are either yellow or blue. All garments have "CSO" on the back, and the CSO Seal on the left breast.  See pictures below.

Bicycle Theft

Bicycle theft has become a tremendous problem on college campuses, and the Berkeley campus is no exception. Bicycles and bicycle parts, including seats and "quick release" wheels, are in big demand, and thieves are well-equipped and well-organized.

Threat Management Unit (TMU)

The Threat Management Unit is the law enforcement component of the Behavior Risk Assessment Team (BRAT).

The Threat Management Unit assists University affiliates in dealing with cases of aberrant behavior. It investigates, assesses, and managers such incidents, as well as investigates all reported cases of domestic violence and stalking.

Report Stalking

Stalking

Every case of stalking must be considered as potentially dangerous, and early intervention is critical. UCPD's Threat Management Unit (TMU) takes incidents of stalking seriously and officers have extensive experience coping with stalkers, developing safety plans for targets, and intervening when appropriate. Ask for the TMU detective at (510) 642-6760 when you have questions about steps you can take which may further ensure your safety. Additional resources for making a safety plan are