Crime Prevention Unit (CPU)

CPU's Tabling & Outreach

Our CPU Officer may be your first point of contact for general campus safety questions. He can also assist with organizing campus safety presentations:

Here are links to UCPD's campus safety pages:

CPU's Security Assessments for University locations

Our CPU is available to perform an assessment of the security of your office, or a campus facility. If you are a campus community member, you may want to reach out to the CPU Officer. Upon request, an officer will deliver a report on security issues they observe and offer their considerations for actions to take to remedy them. They can advise on resources and best practices for keeping your belongings, your property, and yourself safe and secure by showing you how to safeguard your office against unlawful entry and theft. 

Additionally, CPU works with the Campus Fire Marshal and Campus Construction & Design for new construction projects so that the campus design standards and security technologies integrate well with the design project on campus.  Email your needs to

Collaborating with UCPD Police Services

UCPD can supplement University staff or provide a presence at your event.  Options include Police Officers, Security Patrol Officers (SPO's), or Community Service Officers (CSO's).  Email your inquiry to

Click the following link to learn about our Security Patrol Officers (SPO's):

Click the following link to learn about about our Community Service Officers (CSO's):

Click the following link to learn about the CSO's that operate the Night Safety Service of BearWALK:

Collaborating with the UCPD Security Technologies Unit

Another major area of responsibility for UCPD is management of all aspects of Campus Access Control and Security Technologies.

The UCPD Security Technologies Unit handles metal keys, electronic card key access, intrusion alarms, and video systems. To contact staff about these integrated services, visit the Access Control page. For further information on campus building security, refer to the Campus Access Control Policy.

You may also call manager of the Security Technologies Unit of UCPD at (510) 642-9088. 

Collaborating with IST for e911 Assessments

Per the campus policy on voice communications (, our CPU collaborates with UCPD Dispatch and Campus IST for all campus voice communication systems that pose a life-safety concern to the campus community.  These include all telecommunication systems under the jurisdiction of the UC Berkeley campus or is on UC-owned or UC-used property.  Requests to IST that involve a new phone line or a modified/terminated existing phone line which creates a life-safety concern will be processed by UCPD and the CPU will make a final approval on the IST request made by a campus client.  CPU is the final authority in determining the meeting of e911 standards for voice communication  services and telecommunication systems.

Your CPU Outreach Officer

Picture of Officer Wade MacAdam

Corporal Wade MacAdam

(510) 642-3722