Department Units

These are descriptions of units within the department org chart.

Special Event and Security Assessments

The UCPD Special Events Unit is responsible for approving major events or events requiring security personnel on campus.

Our special events range from athletic events (300 to 60,000 spectators), concerts, dances, benefit events, University and Campus events, VIP visits, and other one-time activities.

Major events for registered students organizations (RSO) and non-departmental personnel are defined in the "Major Events Hosted by Non-Departmental Users" policy at

Special Response Unit (SRU)

The Special Response Unit (SRU) is comprised of sworn officers with a specialized dignitary protection, crowd control and mass arrest skill-set.  SRU has been in existence for over two decades and has provided assistance to fellow UC campuses as well as surrounding agencies.  The members of SRU also participate on the UC system-wide Special Response Team (SRT).

Residential Security Liaison Program

The Residential Security Liaison Program is a volunteer-based program provided by sworn officers of the UC Berkeley Police Department. Officers who volunteer to be Residential Security Liaisons (RSLs) are called upon to work regular shifts at UC Berkeley's residences, including Units I, II, and III and Albany Village. Volunteers are recruited annually, and RSLs are dedicated to a particular location for the duration of their assignment.

Honor Guard

The mere presence of the Honor Guard draws attention and raises the formality of the event.

Negotiation and Entry Team (NET)

The Negotiation and Entry Team (NET) combines two specialized units to form one uniform team.  Trained negotiators are capable to handle various scenarios with their goal of defusing potentially dangerous situations.  Their main function is to bring about non-violent endings to critical incidents through effective communication.  The Entry Team component is staffed with officers who are trained in special weapons and tactics.  The Entry Team is deployed in situations which are either beyond the capabili

Campus Security Authority Training

There are many resources to help Campus Security Authorities understand the Clery Act, why they have been designated as a CSA, and what is required of them as CSAs.

UCOP Interactive Training, available to Berkeley Employees

Log in to the Blu Portal to access the interactive CSA Training at UC Learning Center. Search for "Clery"

Emergency Management & Homeland Security Unit

The Facility/Property Management Unit maintains the physical status of the department and handles all property/evidence.

Homeland Security information and Emergency Preparedness readiness of our police department’s ability to sustain itself through a major crisis, and to ensure the Emergency Support Function plans are maintained and tested to ensure competency and readiness should the campus Emergency Operations Center be activated.

Administration

The Administration Division handles

  • hiring and training
  • finance and accounting
  • web and print communications
  • public information

The Administrative Unit handles

  • clery and campus compliance with federal law
  • survivor resources
  • homeland security
  • emergency management
  • property and evidence

Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC)

Our Director of Homeland Security programs is the point of report for the grant-funded student-run organization called the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC).  He can be contacted at sfs@berkeley.edu.

 This group is also responsive to calls from CA Disaster Healthcare Volunteers and the University Health Services (UHS).