Patrol

This topic has to do with our patrol officers. They're on campus 24 hours a day, all year. 

Traffic Stops

The UC Police Department at Berkeley strives to provide law enforcement service with due regard for the demographic and cultural diversity of our community. It is therefore our policy and practice:

SAFETeam Program

The SafeTeam Program (formerly Building Watch) is an application of the neighborhood watch model adapted to a university setting. Each building is a unique “community” with specific concerns and needs. Officers assigned to these buildings work with Building Coordinators, students, staff and faculty to identify problems, and find solutions. The program increases communication between the Police Department and those who regularly work or live on campus property, to facilitate services that are building-specific and appropriate, and to increase resident awareness.

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.

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

What to do if you are stopped by a police officer

If a police officer approaches to speak with you, that will not necessarily mean that you have broken the law.

Why You May Be Stopped

Officers may need to stop someone if

Patrol

The Patrol Bureau provides primary and traditional law enforcement services to the Berkeley campus and nearby communities. Using a combination of mobile (car, motorcycle, bicycles, and specialized vehicles) and foot patrol, the Bureau serves an estimated population of 54,000 people, including over 9,000 residents in the campus residential facilities

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