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. 

Not for emergency use

Do not use CalTIP for emergency reporting, unless you are hearing-impaired.

If you are currently witnessing a crime in progress, please make an Emergency call instead. In case of imminent threat to life or property, dial 911, (or 510-642-3333 from a cell phone on or near campus.)

If you are Deaf or hearing-impaired and need to report an emergency via email/text, then please do send your message to

Though UCPD dispatchers respond quickly to CalTIPs received, we must inform you that we have occasionally experienced delays as long as 90 seconds and more between when text messages are sent and when they are received by UCPD. 

Why use it?

CalTIP is designed to increase campus safety. Use CalTIP to report non-emergency criminal activity or threatening behavior, a safety hazard, or even something like a bike obstructing the stairs. Any questionable or suspicious activity can be reported using this system.

It is also possible to make an anonymous report simply by dialing (510) 642-6760, UCPD's non-emergency line.

About Anonymity (text, email, or voicemail)

CalTIP enables anonymity because whether a message is received by text, email or voice mail, it encrypts all identifying information about the sender and supplies the sender with an alias/account number. Tipsters will be able to communicate with investigators who may have further questions and retain their anonymity through that process.

See it. Text it. Anonymously.

Your report is very important to us. Thank you for using CalTip.

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