Alerts

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

What do I do if I think I have been robbed?

I have lost something and I think it was stolen from me. Does this happen a lot?

Unfortunately, theft is by far the most common crime on campus property. Learn more about theft prevention. You can reduce the incidence of theft by reporting suspicious persons and adhering to Access Control policies by not holding cardkey protected doors open for unknown people.

Can I contact the police about crime using email, Twitter, or Facebook?

I want to tell the police about some things I see that are suspicious, but I don't want to call 9-1-1. Can I just post on Twitter and tag UCPD_Cal? Or can I send a message via Facebook to the UCPDCal page? How about writing an email? Is it okay just to send an email to police@berkeley.edu?

DO NOT report via Email or Facebook or Twitter

You should never use email or social media to make a report of crime in progress of any sort. We do not accept these kinds of reports. These methods are not monitored by officers or dispatchers with the frequency needed to be safe. Instead, please call or stop by the department at any time day or night. We are always here to help.

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.

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