UCPD Berkeley, located in the basement of Sproul Hall, has the primary responsibility and authority to provide public safety and law enforcement services upon the Berkeley campus and its satellite properties. It is a full service, statewide law enforcement agency as described in California Penal Code §830.2(b) and California Education Code §92600. The department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in service of the campus community.
University police officers meet the same standards as city and county peace officers in California, and they are specifically selected and trained for the unique needs of our campus community. The department is subject to the regulations of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as well as oversight by other University, State of California and Federal authorities.
UCPD Berkeley maintains strong relationships with the City of Berkeley police department and other neighboring jurisdictions. Its members are proud to partner with a variety of campus and community resources in a collaborative effort to prevent crime, reduce harm and provide public safety services.