University of California, Berkeley offers this campus annual security report, showing crime statistics as required by the Clery Act. This site also gives in-depth safety information and guidelines for the UC Berkeley campus.

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Safety Counts is the UC Berkeley Annual Security Report. The purpose of the Clery Act is to provide students, families, and employees with accurate, complete, and timely information about campus safety so that they can make informed decisions. The University of California Police Department, Berkeley publishes this annual security report in compliance with the Clery Act, but also offers it as a resource guide, directing the reader to campus safety services and advising on crime prevention strategies.

What to do for personal safety

Following these valuable safety guidelines will greatly increase your personal level of safety and can help protect personal and campus property. The campus and its environs are not immune to crime, but your awareness can help to reduce the incidence of crime.

What to do in an emergency

Read this section for an overview on ways to Prepare, Protect & Respond to an emergency, such as an earthquake or active shooter incident. For extensive information on emergency preparedness, go to the campus’s Office of Emergency Management website.

This is Bear Territory

UCPD works closely with members of the community, other University departments, and local law enforcement agencies to prevent crime through its integrated community-involved policing. Your awareness of safety issues on campus, and your proactive efforts to keep yourself and others safe, can make a difference. Here you will learn about the campuswide agency coordination that goes toward keeping the campus safe.

Mission Statement

The University of California Police Department, Berkeley, provides high-quality, professional crime prevention, protection, and law enforcement services to maintain and promote human safety and the security of property for the Berkeley campus and its associated locations. The department facilitates the achievement of the academic, research, and public service missions of the University through its safety and security programs, the protection of individual rights, and reducing fear of crime.

About UCPD

Learn all about safety provisions at the University of California, Berkeley. From Blue Light Phones to Night Safety Services, and from Residence Security Liason's to how we deliver Campus Crime Alerts, see the scope of our services and programs.

Get a Print Booklet

Call 510/643-6442 or email ucpd_webmaster to request the 60-page color print booklets for you, your friends, and colleagues.

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Theft Prevention Tips

This is Bear Territory. Your effort to keep the campus safe will make a difference. You can keep an eye out for suspicious persons, and generally keep things locked up and out of sight. Learn more UCPD tips on the Theft Prevention in Campus Buildings page.