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.
Per law, bicycles must possess a license (a UCPD sticker affixed to your bicycle). Additionally, to use some secure bicycle parking areas on campus and at residence halls, you must have a license (UCPD sticker) on your bicycle.
UCPD offers bike licensing services for free. You will need to bring your bicycle to 1 Sproul Hall between 6pm to 9pm, Monday-Friday.
The suspect(s) will ask to use a victim’s cell phone—usually claiming the need to contact a sick family member. Once the suspect has the cell phone, the suspect(s) drive off in a vehicle—stealing the phone.
BPD would like to remind and encourage people to employ a few crime prevention measures that can help reduce your risk of falling prey to these types of crimes.
Lieutenant Marc DeCoulode with UCPD warns, "it only takes 10 seconds for a thief to smash a window and grab a laptop.” To protect your laptop or mobile device and its data in the event of theft, follow these basic security practices.