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November 4, 2020

March 3, 2020

Community Engagement Unit:
UCPD takes pride in our police department and we are committed to being fully engaged with the diverse Cal community.  The creation of the new Community Engagement Unit gives UCPD the opportunity to interact with our students, staff, faculty and visitors in a new way that brings more transparency and voice to the community.  As part of our efforts,  UCPD officers are creating community outreach opportunities, participating on committees and providing principled policing training to our staff.

March 13, 2019

UC Berkeley News

On March 8, UCPD officers responded to a report regarding two individuals, one of whom was described as visibly carrying a powerful stun device near Sather Gate, the center of the UC Berkeley campus. Possession of a stun device on campus property is prohibited by law, and UCPD strictly enforces the campus weapon ban to protect the community.

December 21, 2018

UC Berkeley News

three men pose with bear stuffed animals

When UC Berkeley police Captain Alex Yao heard 5,000 children in Butte County had lost their homes in the deadly Camp Fire, he knew the campus community would help.

December 4, 2018

UC Berkeley News

Alex Yao, UCPD captain, with toys, schools supplies headed for Butte County fire victims

UC Berkeley’s police department is collecting toys for children and teens who survived the Camp Fire but may have lost their homes or loved ones.

April 21, 2018

Congrats to UC Berkeley PD K-9 Ofc. Brandon Netz and his partner K-9 Boalt who earned top awards in a recent K-9 trial competition against 30 other explosive and narcotics K-9 teams.  Events like these help our officers train and prepare for realistic scenarios.  Ofc. Netz and K-9 Boalt also took a moment to say "hi" to a student on Sproul Plaza.  

March 26, 2018

UC Berkeley News

Canine Officer Obi, a 14-month-old Springer Spaniel, started work last month as UC Berkeley’s new explosive-detecting dog. Obi was abused as a puppy in Wyoming, before a police dog trainer rescued him and brought him to Berkeley.

November 17, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Sam, a UC Berkeley optometry student who didn't want to give her last name, accepts her turkey dinner from Terri Castenade, a civilian police administrator, while police Captain Alex Yao watches. (UC Berkeley photo by Jeremy Snowden).

Sam, a UC Berkeley optometry student, accepts her turkey dinner from Terri Castaneda, a civilian police business clerk, while Captain Alex Yao watches. (UC Berkeley photos by Jeremy Snowden).

October 11, 2017

UC Berkeley News

A UCPD officer speaks with Santa Rosa residents on Tuesday. Nine campus police officers have responded to the disaster. (UCPD photo)'

A UCPD Officer Ryan Miyamoto speaks with Santa Rosa residents on Wednesday. Nine campus police officers have responded to the disaster as part of a state mutual aid program. (UCPD photo by Officer Brendan Tinney)

October 4, 2017

UC Berkeley News

UC Police Chief Margo Bennett engaged in conversation with community members on Wednesday as part of National Coffee with a Cop Day. (UC Berkeley Public Affairs photo by Hulda Nelson.)