In an EMERGENCY, from a cell phone on or near campus, dial 510 642-3333 If you have any questions, please contact UCPD:
Email the police
Visit us at 1 Sproul Hall (basement), near Telegraph Avenue & Bancroft Way
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Station Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mail us at University of California Police Department, Berkeley, Records Unit
1 Sproul Hall, MC #1199, Berkeley, CA 94720-1199
Phone: 510 642-6760, 24 hours a day
Fax: 510 643-4655
Records Unit Services Offered: Livescan Fingerprinting is done by appointment only, Tuesday — Friday; Lost & Found Services are available Monday — Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Court Order Bookings are done by by appointment only Monday — Friday; Records Requests are also available.
When you have been a victim of crime, you should report that crime. Your report will help keep others safer.
UC Police, non-emergency: (510) 642-6760 (24-hours)
UCPD encourages you to stay aware of suspicious activity on campus, and asks that you dial (510) 642-6760 anytime day or night if you have a concern about your safety on campus. This non-emergency line will be answered and your concern will be addressed or can be referred to the appropriate authority.
UC Police, emergency only: 911 or (510) 642-3333
If you see a crime being committed, or an imminent threat to life or property, call 911. This is the nation's dedicated emergency line. On campus, from a cell phone, EMERGENCY 911 is (510) 642-3333. Or press the button on a Blue Light Phone. Read more about How to Report a Crime
CalTIP Anonymous Reporting
Do you have information concerning a non-emergency crime that has already occurred or an ongoing crime problem in and around the campus? If so, you can text us anonymusly at email@example.com.
We at UCPD and the University Of California, Berkeley take hate crime very seriously and encourage members of all communities to report incidents to the police. Even if the incident does not amount to a crime the police will still record and investigate it. Read more
If you have questions about your safety on campus, call our non-emergency line at (510) 642-6760. Read more about how to contact UCPD
- This is Bear Territory -- about your role in the campuswide coordination that goes toward keeping the campus safe
- How to Report Crime -- an overview on how to reach UCPD to report a crime
- What to Do for Personal Safety --guideline that will help you increase your level of personal safety
A PDF of the UC Berkeley Annual Security Report is available online at annualsecurityreport.berkeley.edu
Night Safety Services
One great service is the student-run service of BearWALK, which offers escort to your destination from campus locations after dark until 3am. Night Safety Services also include the Night Safety Shuttles, offered by Parking and Transportation. Night Safety Services operate every night of the year.
Try BearWALK after dark at bearwalk.berkeley.edu. Log in with your CalNet ID and make a request online. Or just call (510) 642-9255 (WALK) to request service. An automated dispatch service accepts your keyed-in request. Dial "0" to speak to a dispatcher.
Lost and Found
UCPD is the central repository for items lost and found on campus. Important: Before you enter your lost item, please read the FAQs. We do not accept reports of lost keys, instead we recommend you call us. (510) 642-6760. We do not accept certain items, such as clothing and water bottles, for health and safety reasons. Be sure you have updated your CalNet Directory Listing. If you report something lost and it is returned to us, we want to be able to contact you and we refer to the CalNet Directory.
Campus Safety Guidelines
For UCPD's comprehensive crime prevention guidelines, including information about subjects from identity theft to self-defense techniques, see the Campus Safety Guidelines page.
Campus Rules and Policies
All members of the campus community are required to obey all applicable laws, while on the UC Berkeley campus, including federal, state and municipal codes. All Berkeley students are required to adhere to campus codes, rules and regulations. Read Campus Rules & Policies
Download forms from the Forms and Applications Page, including request for fingerprinting and background check, and request for police services
The Police Department also provides a great many business services to the campus population. Do you need a key made for a campus location, or require background check/fingerprinting service? Are you planning a campus event that requires security or an alcohol permit? Call our business line at (510) 642-6760, then find applications for some services on our Forms and Applications page.
Besides being the location for UCPD's service forms, the Forms & Applications page has PDFs of maps and brochures such as
- Crime Mapping to see crime locations referenced in our alerts, and to find best night walking routes and see shuttle routes.
- B-Safe Bulletins printable PDFs of particular safety subjects also available in an easy to access text format online in the Campus Safety Guidelines page.
Recent Criminal Activity in the Area
Our crime alerts give comprehensive information on an incident in our jurisdiction within days of the event. We make this information available on the website for four years.
- Browse the Crime Alert archive at police.berkeley.edu/crimealerts
- Join the UCPD Mailing List and have crime alerts sent to your inbox.
- Read the Daily Activity Bulletin to see a range of police activity every day
- Follow us on Twitter and see alerts in your feed
- Like us on Facebook and have alerts and advisories delivered to your wall.
UCPD Daily Activity
The UCPD Daily Activity Bulletin provides case numbers, incident classification, names of assigned officers, and incident synopses for the day's activity. Updated daily during regular business hours, before end of day Mondays for weekend activity.
Read the log