November 17, 2017

UCPD turkey giveaway brightens student-parents’ holiday

By Will Kane

Sam, a UC Berkeley optometry student who didn't want to give her last name, accepts her turkey dinner from Terri Castenade, a civilian police administrator, while police Captain Alex Yao watches. (UC Berkeley photo by Jeremy Snowden).

Sam, a UC Berkeley optometry student, accepts her turkey dinner from Terri Castaneda, a civilian police business clerk, while Captain Alex Yao watches. (UC Berkeley photos by Jeremy Snowden).

October 11, 2017

‘It is part of what I do:’ UC police support wildfire victims

By Will Kane

A UCPD officer speaks with Santa Rosa residents on Tuesday. Nine campus police officers have responded to the disaster. (UCPD photo)

A UCPD Officer Ryan Miyamoto speaks with Santa Rosa residents on Wednesday. Nine campus police officers have responded to the disaster as part of a state mutual aid program. (UCPD photo by Officer Brendan Tinney)

October 4, 2017

UCPD chief sits down for coffee with the community

Public Affairs, UC Berkeley

UC Police Chief Margo Bennett engaged in conversation with community members on Wednesday as part of National Coffee with a Cop Day. (UC Berkeley Public Affairs photo by Hulda Nelson.)

June 20, 2017

UCPD carries ‘Flame of Hope’ for Special Olympics

By Joel Bahr

After taking the handoff of the ‘Flame of Hope’ from Emeryville officers near the corner of Ashby and San Pablo avenues, UCPD officers began their run up to the UC Berkeley campus. (UC Berkeley photo by Joel Bahr)


April 21, 2018

Congrats to UC Berkeley PD K-9 Ofc. Brandon Netz and his partner K-9 Boalt who earned top awards in a recent K-9 trial competition against 30 other explosive and narcotics K-9 teams.  Events like these help our officers train and prepare for realistic scenarios.  Ofc. Netz and K-9 Boalt also took a moment to say "hi" to a student on Sproul Plaza.  

March 28, 2018

December 20, 2017


If you were cited for riding in the Walk Zone, you can take a class to reduce your fine to $50. BEST Classes are held at on campus on various dates/times, depending on non-affiliate intructor availability.  To signup and learn more visit Bike Safety Classes at Bike East Bay.org

December 5, 2016

For general information, family information, resources information, and updates, click on this City of Oakland link: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/OAK061753

Additionally, here is the link to the campus updates on this tragedy: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/12/04/update-on-the-oakland-warehouse-fire...

August 17, 2016

June 29, 2016

On Tuesday, 6/21, UCPD officers participated in the 2016 Special Olympics Torch Run with Berkeley PD.  The team has raised $545 to date.  Special thanks to our runners and volunteers who helped carry on this time honored tradition.  Emeryville PD, led by Chief Jennifer Tejada, passed the torch to UCPD and BPD.  We felt so good when we hit Albany, we almost kept going but we decided not to steal Albany PD's thunder.  Props to Sean who I hear continued to run the torch with Albany PD.


Tucker - Runner

Olivet - Runner

Reich - Runner

June 15, 2016

Congratulations to our team for their successful fundraising for the Special Olympics!

UCPD Bike the Bridges Team 2016

May 23, 2016

City of Berkeley Police Department

The suspect(s) will ask to use a victim’s cell phone—usually claiming the need to contact a sick family member. Once the suspect has the cell phone, the suspect(s) drive off in a vehicle—stealing the phone.

BPD would like to remind and encourage people to employ a few crime prevention measures that can help reduce your risk of falling prey to these types of crimes.

May 16, 2016

UC Berkeley News

From Night Safety Services to Links to Resources.....

April 20, 2016

Hello everyone, 

April 18, 2016

UCPD stands with other organizations on campus to support the national campaign to increase awareness of the occurence and consequences of sexual assault. We want to take this opportunity to remind the community that incidents of sexual assault will not be tolerated, a campus policy codified in 2004, but which has been reinforced by the most recent statements by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

April 16, 2016

A good time was had by all.

April 14, 2016

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March 31, 2016

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

The UC Berkeley Police Department recently launched Nixle, a new tool that will enhance the department’s communications, distribute crime alerts, and keep the UC Berkeley community more informed about campus safety. In this Q&A withBerkeley News, UCPD Chief Margo Bennett describes what the campus can expect from Nixle. She also discusses UCPD’s latest efforts to combat crime on campus, which have contributed to an overall decrease in violent and property crimes.

March 29, 2016

A warm send-off for long-time dispatcher, Constance Peppers Celaya will be held at the Faculty Club in April. Everyone at the department wishes her the very best in her retirement. Check back for a link to photo gallery on Google+, UCPDCal.

The Citizen Award was instated by Chief Mitchell Celaya in 2012 to recognize the actions of a citizen in the UC Berkeley community. The department continues to make note of such actions and has made three awards since.

March 15, 2016

Two female visitors, one 17 and the other 16, were approached on campus by a male who identified himself as a graduate student.  The suspect told the victims he was conducting a survey. 

March 9, 2016

If you are member of the UC Berkeley community and currently have a “berkeley.edu” email address, you will be automatically added to Nixle’s UC Berkeley rivate group on March 7, 2016 and you will begin to receive Nixle email from the UC Berkeley Police Department.  Nixle’s platform will send emails about safety issues and traffic congestion to your Official Berkeley Email Address. NIXLE will not replace UC Berkeley’s WarnMe system for providing critical notifications regarding major emergency and potential life safety situations at UC Berkeley, but will enhance and suppleme

March 3, 2016

Safety messages will now be sent to Campus Community via Nixle

June 5, 2015

We are glad to announce the our first annual spring toy drive spearheaded by UCPD officers was well received.

Read the story on the News Center from May 27, 2015

UCPD drive collects 700 toys and books for kids in need