Special Operations Division

The UCPD Special Operations Division (SOD) is comprised of several specialized units that fulfill specific needs to enhance the safety of the campus community.  Personnel in these units have the training and experience to perform unique functions that require ongoing and dedicated attention.

Special Event and Security Assessments

The UCPD Special Events Unit (SEU) is responsible for assessing the security needs of major campus events and other official or sanctioned activities that may pose unusual security risks, and also any campus event involving the presence of alcoholic beverages.  There are hundreds of such events held on the UC Berkeley campus every year, including intercollegiate sports, high-profile visitors and speakers, international conferences, concerts and performances, campus ceremonies, dances or other social events, and many other one-time activities.