Jurisdiction

UCPD has law enforcement authority on campus property. 

University Police - For emergencies, please dial 911 [You may also dial (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone for UCPD Emergency] 

  • UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency.
  • You can reach UCPD at (510) 642-6760police@berkeley.eduhttp://police.berkeley.edu
  • You may also contact UCPD Survivor Resource Specialist Claudia Archer for personal assistance through the reporting process.  She may be reached at 510-642-9113 or ccp@berkeley.edu.  
  • To report non-emergency criminal activity anonymously, send a text message using CalTIP, Berkeley's text-based anonymous reporting tool, by texting (510) 664-8477 (4-TIPS).

Berkeley Police Department - For emergencies, please dial 911. [You may also dial (510) 981-5911 from a cell phone for BPD emergency]


While UCPD does not have primary responsibility for responding to most non-University properties (Noncampus), such as fraternities, sororities and some cooperative housing, UCPD does regularly collaborate with local law enforcement agencies to respond to crimes and incidents at these locations and to collate incident data for required statistical reporting under the Clery Act.

Crimes and incidents occurring at non-University properties, even those controlled or owned by officially recognized student organizations, should be reported to the local law enforcement agency, as they have primary responsibility for taking reports and handling calls for service there.

UCPD does have primary responsibility for the following cooperatives

  • Cloyne Court
  • Fenwick-Weavers
  • Rochdale Village
  • The Convent

UCPD and the University actively monitor and inquire about police responses to all off-campus locations of this type. UCPD has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Berkeley Police Department signed by both chiefs every year, which allows for either agency to request assistance or assist as needed.

Daily Crime Log

UCPD is using this website to offer the community our Daily Crime Logs. These logs are posted each business morning for the previous day's activity for your convenience only.

To view logs from prior dates, please contact the Records Unit of the University of California Police Department at (510) 642-6760.

Campus Security Authority Training

There are many resources to help Campus Security Authorities understand the Clery Act, why they have been designated as a CSA, and what is required of them as CSAs.

UCOP Interactive Training, available to Berkeley Employees

Log in to the Blu Portal to access the interactive CSA Training at UC Learning Center. Search for "Clery"

Survivor Resource Specialist

UCPD's Survivor Resource Specialist can help clarify options

  • Guidance in reporting an incident/crime
  • Assistance in obtaining counseling services
  • Assistance in locating resources both on and off campus

If you have been the victim of a violent crime the following resources are available to you:

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

Crime Prevention Strategies and Services

The University of California Police Department at Berkeley employs community policing strategies to prevent crime on and around campus properties. 

A secure environment is made possible through community involvement in crime prevention. The purpose of community crime prevention is simple: to help you recognize your own vulnerability to crime, and reduce your risk by taking preventive action and cooperation with the police.

UCPD Annual Fire Safety & Security Reports: UC Berkeley and Systemwide

UC Berkeley Campus Annual Fire Safety & Security Report

The Annual Fire Safety & Security 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. 

The UC Berkeley Campus Annual Fire Safety & Security Report

The Annual Fire Safety & Security 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.

UC Berkeley Annual Fire Safety Report

Public Law 110-315 states that all Title IV eligible institutions participating in any Title IV program and that maintain on-campus student housing facilities must publish an Annual Fire Safety Report, maintain a fire log, and report fire statistics to the Secretary of Educa- tion.

Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC)

Our Director of Homeland Security programs is the point of report for the grant-funded student-run organization called the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC).  He can be contacted at sfs@berkeley.edu.

 This group is also responsive to calls from CA Disaster Healthcare Volunteers and the University Health Services (UHS).

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.