Administration

a UCPD Division

Security Surveys

Is your office or University location relatively safe from burglary or threat? Have an officer from Crime Prevention identify areas in your work environment that may need security improvement. They can show you how to safeguard your work location from unlawful entry and theft.

Residence Halls

All security activity in UC residence halls is supervised by the Residential Security Sergeant. 

Each of the high rise buildings have a Security Monitor (SM). In addition, Community Service Officers (student employees of UCPD also known as CSOs) patrol the residence halls during the evening hours.

Resident Assistants provide safety programs for students, especially at the beginning of the year, and each unit is  assigned a UCPD officer (a Residential Security Liaison) for additional coordination and information exchange.

How to compile CSA statistics

How to Compile Statistics

Fundamentally, Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are responsible for collecting and reporting the incidence of only certain crimes which have occurred in certain areas. A CSA must make a report if they observe an incident, or if it is reported directly to them by any person (includig faculty, staff, student, or non-affiliated person), whether that person was an observer, or a person affected by the crime.

Our Mission Statement

Mission

We are committed to working in partnership with our diverse campus community so together we may enhance community trust, reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and promote safety.  We pledge to protect individual rights and safeguard property for our students, faculty, staff and guests.  We support the University's academic, research, and public service missions with professionalism, integrity and sensitivity. 

Code of Ethics

two new UCPD officers with hands up for swearing in

As prescribed by law, each officer will swear to keep this oath

Jurisdiction and Authority

This page outlines the jurisdiction and authority of the University of California Police Department, at Berkeley. It was last updated in December of 2007.

How safe is it here?

Are there crime statistics for the UC Berkeley area that are available to see?

Yes, you can see three years of crime statistics by viewing the UC Berkeley Annual Security Report.

Public Safety Dispatchers

The Communications Unit is staffed by Public Safety Dispatchers (PSDs).

How can I file a complaint?

How can I give feedback to UCPD, such as file a complaint, or offer constructive criticism?

UCPD is beholden to its community. Citizens can make complaints by printing and completing the Citizen Complaint form.

The UC Berkeley Police Review Board will accept complaints which shall be forwarded immediately to the Chief of Police.

Property and Evidence

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

Individuals who have had their property held by UCPD can request its return by contacting Property & Records.