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Report Crime

How to Report Crime

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

Read more about CalTIP



Hate Crime

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


Most Popular Pages

A PDF of the UC Berkeley Annual Security Report is available online at

Night Safety Services

Don't Walk Alone --Walk with BearWALK

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 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

Lost and FoundUCPD 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


See all UCPD's Programs and Services at a Glance


UCPD Services

Forms and Applications

Picture of a form, link to Forms and Applications pageDownload forms from the Forms and Applications Page, including request for fingerprinting and background check, and request for police services

Business 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



Stay Current

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.

  1. Browse the Crime Alert archive at
  2. Join the UCPD Mailing List and have crime alerts sent to your inbox.
  3. Read the Daily Activity Bulletin to see a range of police activity every day
  4. Follow us on Twitter and see alerts in your feed
  5. Like us on Facebook and have alerts and advisories delivered to your wall.

UCPD Daily Activity

UCPD Daily Activity Bulletins

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

Current TrendsLink to homepage news

UCPD uses the home page to publish news and tell you about current trends. Catch up with What's New at UCPD on the homepage, or peruse UCPD News Archive



We can all contribute to campus safety


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UCPD Participates in California's AVOID Anti-DUI Program.
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Federal Safety Information


Jeanne Clery Act

In 1998, the federal government passed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This law requires colleges and universities to disclose the reported instances of criminal activity on their campuses. UCPD discloses these statistics in it's campus annual security report, "Safety Counts," published every Fall.
Read more.


Megan's Law

Visit California Department of Justice to access information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders.
Megan's Law website

HomeLand Security

The primary reason for the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security was to unify the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure the nation from terrorist attacks following the passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.

Read more about homeland security


Threat Level

Color-coded Threat Level System is used to communicate with public safety officials and the public at-large through a threat-based, color-coded system so that protective measures can be implemented to reduce the likelihood or impact of an attack.


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