Enforcement Units (SDU, TAP)

Special Duties Unit

The Special Duties Unit (SDU) conducts targeted enforcement activities on and around the campus based on analyzed crime trends.  SDU officers often patrol on bicycles, but also deploy on foot or in vehicles based on operational needs. 

Telegraph Avenue Patrol

Telegraph Avenue Patrol (TAP) is a joint venture between UCPD and Berkeley PD.  TAP officers work in pairs consisting of one UCPD officer and one City of Berkeley officer.  They conduct uniform bicycle patrol of University and City properties, with a primary focus on Telegraph Avenue, People's Park, and the surrounding area. 
The TAP started in 1970 and is our oldest joint policing program. It uses a multi-partnership approach to solve problems identified by the community. 

"Community Policing Defined", a document from the Department of Justice