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.

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. 

Time, Place & Manner

Rules which govern and protect rights of protest

Free expression is encouraged but must not, interfere with the University operation, teaching and other’s rights to expression and may not damage/impede University property.

My neighbors are too noisy. Who do I call?

Is it different for residence halls and houses?

UCPD has jurisdiction over campus property, including Residence Halls, while City of Berkeley Police have jurisdiction over areas in Berkeley that are not owned by the University.

Threat Management Unit (TMU)

The Threat Management Unit is the law enforcement component of the Behavior Risk Assessment Team (BRAT).

The Threat Management Unit assists University affiliates in dealing with cases of aberrant behavior. It investigates, assesses, and managers such incidents, as well as investigates all reported cases of domestic violence and stalking.

Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB)

The Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) is composed of a Sergeant and five Detectives, well-trained and prepared to handle a full range of criminal investigations. Annually, CIB actively manages more than 500 cases including all reported felonies as well as misdemeanors involving sex crimes, weapons or events of significant violence.

Report Stalking

Stalking

Every case of stalking must be considered as potentially dangerous, and early intervention is critical. UCPD's Threat Management Unit (TMU) takes incidents of stalking seriously and officers have extensive experience coping with stalkers, developing safety plans for targets, and intervening when appropriate. Ask for the TMU detective at (510) 642-6760 when you have questions about steps you can take which may further ensure your safety. Additional resources for making a safety plan are

In case of sexual assault

It is important that you seek help immediately. The campus has provided a number of ways for you to get assistance, and you can choose the ones with which you feel most comfortable. Any of these offices will be sure to see you get the appropriate care, counseling and advice.

More information is available at the campus Survivor Support website.

Immediate assistance In case of sexual assault

UC Police Department
1 Sproul Hall (510) 642-6760

Sexual Harassment

Each community member shares the responsibility of fulfilling this Campus commitment to a safe environment.

How to Report Crime

In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Dialing 911 from a landline anywhere on campus, or dialing (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone will connect to UCPD's dispatch center as an emergency call.

Report Crime

Is it an Emergency?

Is this an "imminent threat to life, limb or property"?  If it is, call 9-1-1 immediately.

You can also press the red button on any of the Code Blue Phones around campus to reach UCPD.

But there are other reasons to report crime, even if it is not an emergency.

It helps law enforcement...

  • find and arrest a suspect in a crime

  • track criminal activity and identify trends in various areas

  • recover stolen property