Department Units

These are descriptions of units within the department org chart.

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

Special Response Unit (SRU)

The Special Response Unit (SRU) is comprised of sworn officers with a specialized dignitary protection, crowd control and mass arrest skill-set.  SRU has been in existence for over two decades and has provided assistance to fellow UC campuses as well as surrounding agencies.  The members of SRU also participate on the UC system-wide Special Response Team (SRT).

Honor Guard

The mere presence of the Honor Guard draws attention and raises the formality of the event.

Negotiation and Entry Team (NET)

The Negotiation and Entry Team (NET) combines two specialized units to form one uniform team.  Trained negotiators are capable to handle various scenarios with their goal of defusing potentially dangerous situations.  Their main function is to bring about non-violent endings to critical incidents through effective communication.  The Entry Team component is staffed with officers who are trained in special weapons and tactics.  The Entry Team is deployed in situations which are either beyond the capabili

Emergency Management & Homeland Security Unit

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

Homeland Security information and Emergency Preparedness readiness of our police department’s ability to sustain itself through a major crisis, and to ensure the Emergency Support Function plans are maintained and tested to ensure competency and readiness should the campus Emergency Operations Center be activated.

Administration

The Administration Division handles

  • hiring and training
  • finance and accounting
  • web and print communications
  • public information

The Administrative Unit handles

  • clery and campus compliance with federal law
  • survivor resources
  • homeland security
  • emergency management
  • property and evidence

Chief Margo Bennett

Thank you for taking the time to review the information on this website for the University of California Police Department, Berkeley. The pages on this site are part of our ongoing effort to inform you of the many safety programs and services we have developed to support our community. You can also find guidelines about the proactive steps anyone can take to help us maintain a safe and secure campus. 

The Records Unit

UCPD offers a variety of other services to the public and to students and staff at UC Berkeley, including fingerprint services for UCB applicants. 

Quick links to some of our services;  

http://ucpd.berkeley.edu/services/background-check-fingerprinting

http://ucpd.berkeley.edu/services/records-request

form files

Form File File Name Size Last Updated
alcohol-permit-request-form.pdf Alcohol Permit Request Form 118.18 KB Jun 24 2016 - 9:01pm
citizen-complaint-form.pdf Citizen Complaint Form 113.56 KB Jun 23 2016 - 9:42am

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.