The Communications Unit is staffed by Public Safety Dispatchers (PSDs).
- The Communications Unit receives and dispatches all calls through our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.
- In previous years, we have dispatched 99.5% of emergency calls within our benchmark of 90 seconds.
- Emergency calls (9-1-1) made via cell on central campus property will be routed directly to UCPD's Communications Unit.
- UC Berkeley also has established a direct cell phone number for use that will begin an emergency call to our Communications Unit.
Campus emergency calls from a cell phone can be made via (510) 642-3333.
Learn more about the questions an emergency dispatcher will ask you if you are making an emergency call.