It is Wednesday at noon. I hear a siren. Is everything okay?
Yes. What we hear every Wednesday at noon is the test Siren and Announcement, for our Alerting and Warning System (AWS). The UC Berkeley campus siren is tested on the first Wednesday of every month. Other sirens that are tested in the Berkeley area have different schedules.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for University of California, Berkeley is offered in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and contains fire safety, crime statistics and policies. You may use this document to learn more about the many safety and security services and resources available at UC Berkeley.
This website allows the public to query a map of selected reported call types. CrimeMapping also offers some useful graphs of the data. The University of California Police Department is pleased to make this resource available to the members of the UC Berkeley community. While we continue to work hard to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the data are preliminary and may change upon investigation.
The UC Berkeley Private Group has been set up to deliver Crime Alerts to the entire Berkeley community via their berkeley.edu email address. Community members who are not affiliated can still sign up to receive UC Berkeley Clery Timely Warnings. Please refer to our Nixle page.
UCPD officers have all received extensive training on what to do in this situation, but it is equally important that our campus community members think of how they will respond.
If you witness any armed individual on campus at any time, immediately call UCPD to report the emergency 9-1-1 (or 510-642-3333 via cell phone). Use common sense. If escaping from danger is impossible, you should lockdown and prepare to counter the attacker.
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. NOTE: Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
The killing of another person through gross negligence.