Alerts

The department alerts the community to conditions affecting safety in a variety of ways.

Crime Mapping

About Incidents Shown

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.

WarnMe Emergency Notification

WarnMe is the alert and notification system serving UC Berkeley’s students, faculty and staff. The system will warn you of situations on or near campus that pose immediate threats to your safety, and will provide instructions for what to do in case of major emergencies. Emergency warnings will be sent to your official campus address by default.

What is that siren?

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.

Launch Of Nixle's UC Berkeley Private Group

March 3, 2016

Safety messages will now be sent to Campus Community via Nixle

Nixle alerts are here: Q&A with UCPD Chief Margo Bennett

March 31, 2016

The UC Berkeley Police Department recently launched Nixle, a new tool that will enhance the department’s communications, distribute crime alerts, and keep the UC Berkeley community more informed about campus safety. In this Q&A withBerkeley News, UCPD Chief Margo Bennett describes what the campus can expect from Nixle. She also discusses UCPD’s latest efforts to combat crime on campus, which have contributed to an overall decrease in violent and property crimes.

Safety Messages will be sent to the campus community via Nixle

March 9, 2016

If you are member of the UC Berkeley community and currently have a “berkeley.edu” email address, you will be automatically added to Nixle’s UC Berkeley rivate group on March 7, 2016 and you will begin to receive Nixle email from the UC Berkeley Police Department.  Nixle’s platform will send emails about safety issues and traffic congestion to your Official Berkeley Email Address. NIXLE will not replace UC Berkeley’s WarnMe system for providing critical notifications regarding major emergency and potential life safety situations at UC Berkeley, but will enhance and suppleme