Traffic Stops

The UC Police Department at Berkeley strives to provide law enforcement service with due regard for the demographic and cultural diversity of our community. It is therefore our policy and practice:

  • to enforce the law equally and fairly without profiling or discrimination toward any individual or group because of their race, ethnicity or nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
  • to be as transparent as possible in responding to complaints of profiling.

At the request of the campus community, we have established a program to collect age, race and gender data during vehicle stops and to share these statistics with the community via this website. Data acquired for this purpose will not contain the identity of any persons stopped by UC Berkeley police officers.

Officers will not ask for identifying information solely for the purposes of collecting this statistical data. When data for this survey tool are not readily available via an official document such as a driver’s license, officers will record data based on their observations and perceptions. We realize that perceptions are not always exact, but our intention is to collect this data while expressing the utmost respect towards the community members we serve.

Our commitment to cultural competency

We pride ourselves on being proactive partners with the UC Berkeley community. We demonstrate our commitment to service not only through words but also through actions. The department has incorporated cultural competency training into ongoing training for all officers and staff. We are also fully committed to partnering with campus departments, programs and student organizations to better understand and engage with the community.

Reporting concerns

If any member of the UC Berkeley community feels that they have been profiled or treated in a manner not consistent with policy, please contact the Office of the Chief or the Campus Compliance/Discrimination Officer. If you would like to discuss the information contained in this report, please contact the Office of the Chief of Police at (510) 642-1133.

What should I expect when stopped by UC Police at Berkeley? Read more about being stopped by a police officer in our "Rules" section.

Traffic Stops help keep our community safe