Report Crime

Emergency call

Dial 9-1-1dial from any phone
An emergency is a case of imminent threat to life or property    
Dial UCPD Emergency direct from a cell phone on or near campus
(510) 642-3333
direct to UCPD dispatch from cell
Use a blue light phone
press red button
dispatch will see phone's location

Is it an Emergency?

Is this an "imminent threat to life, limb or property"?  If it is, call 9-1-1 immediately.

You can also press the red button on any of the Code Blue Phones around campus to reach UCPD.

But there are other reasons to report crime, even if it is not an emergency.

It helps law enforcement...

  • find and arrest a suspect in a crime

  • track criminal activity and identify trends in various areas

  • recover stolen property

  • reduce the liklihood that others will be victimized

  • prevent future crimes.

Non-emergency reporting

We also encourage you to report a crime that is no longer in progress, or a series of crimes you have observed. If you were a victim of a crime, witnessed a crime, or are aware of the occurrence of crime that is no longer in progress, please contact the police and tell them you'd like to file a police report.

Call UCPD on the non-emergency line (510) 642-6760. You can call with a general question or concern and the on-duty Sergeant can help.

In person, all hours of the day, every day of the year

Visit the police department at 1 Sproul Hall (basement). During business hours an investigator can help you create a thorough report, asking questions to help law enforcement conduct a thorough investigation.

related links

Campus Security Authorities Reporting



Call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance

Contact UCPD Berkeley


UC Police Department, Berkeley
1 Sproul Hall (basement)
Berkeley, CA 94720-1199

24 hrs



Emergency from Cell Phone:
(510) 642-3333

Business Phone: (510) 642-6760
Fax: (510) 643-4655


If you know of a non-emergency crime that has occurred or is occurring on campus, we would like you to report it. or 
510/664-8477 (from campus phone, you can dial "4-TIPS")

Within minutes, a texted tip will be received by UCPD's dispatch center, where it will be forwarded to the appropriate division of the Police Department for follow-up. 

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

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.