Per city municipal law, bicycles must possess a license (a DMV sticker affixed to your bicycle; issued for free by UCPD) in the City of Berkeley. Other nearby cities might have similar laws. Additionally, to use some secure bicycle parking areas on campus and at residence halls, campus building managers might ask that you have a license (UCPD sticker) on your bicycle.
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.
The SafeTeam Program (formerly Building Watch) is an application of the neighborhood watch model adapted to a university setting. Each building is a unique “community” with specific concerns and needs. Officers assigned to these buildings work with Building Coordinators, students, staff and faculty to identify problems, and find solutions. The program increases communication between the Police Department and those who regularly work or live on campus property, to facilitate services that are building-specific and appropriate, and to increase resident awareness.
The Residential Security Liaison Program is a volunteer-based program provided by sworn officers of the UC Berkeley Police Department. Officers who volunteer to be Residential Security Liaisons (RSLs) are called upon to work regular shifts at UC Berkeley's residences, including Units I, II, and III and Albany Village. Volunteers are recruited annually, and RSLs are dedicated to a particular location for the duration of their assignment.
The UC Berkeley Private Group has been set up to deliver Crime Alerts to the entire Berkeley community via their berkeley.edu email address. Community members who are not affiliated can still sign up to receive UC Berkeley Clery Timely Warnings. Please refer to our Nixle page.
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.