Resources for victims of crime. Material in the Resource Guide.

Chief Margo Bennett

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. 

Bike Licensing & Registration

Per law, bicycles must possess a license (a UCPD sticker affixed to your bicycle).  Additionally, to use some secure bicycle parking areas on campus and at residence halls, you must have a license (UCPD sticker) on your bicycle.

UCPD offers bike licensing services for free. You will need to bring your bicycle to 1 Sproul Hall between 6pm to 9pm, Monday-Friday

Contact UCPD if you have questions.

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:

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.

Residence Halls

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.

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

In case of sexual assault

It is important that you seek help immediately. The campus has provided a number of ways for you to get assistance, and you can choose the ones with which you feel most comfortable. Any of these offices will be sure to see you get the appropriate care, counseling and advice.

More information is available at the campus Survivor Support website.

Immediate assistance In case of sexual assault

UC Police Department
1 Sproul Hall (510) 642-6760

Can I contact the police about crime using email, Twitter, or Facebook?

I want to tell the police about some things I see that are suspicious, but I don't want to call 9-1-1. Can I just post on Twitter and tag UCPD_Cal? Or can I send a message via Facebook to the UCPDCal page? How about writing an email? Is it okay just to send an email to police@berkeley.edu?

DO NOT report via Email or Facebook or Twitter

You should never use email or social media to make a report of crime in progress of any sort. We do not accept these kinds of reports. These methods are not monitored by officers or dispatchers with the frequency needed to be safe. Instead, please call or stop by the department at any time day or night. We are always here to help.