2004 was a year of organizational transition, and saw our
department move from a four-division system to three divisions,
with the Administrative functions subsumed under the purview
of the Office of the Chief of Police. We are excited to have
once again the services of a full-time training officer, and
we expect this development to increase the effectiveness and
efficiency with which we meet our performance goals.
Primary functions of the Office of the Chief include: personnel
actions, payroll and support; ongoing recruiting, hiring,
training and employee development; response to public concerns
and oversight of internal investigations; analysis and coordination
of policy issues and legal matters; and review of certain
financial relationships and obligations. The Office of the
Chief consists of seven staff reporting through the Administrative
Lieutenant and the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police.
In 2004, we continued our seemingly endless need to recruit
and hire excellent new employees, both sworn and non-sworn.
In the last year, we welcomed approximately 8 new sworn officers
& cadets and another 7 full-time employees. We will continue
to focus our efforts in the retention and recruitment of highly
As we have for more than a decade, The UC Berkeley Police
Department continues to utilize a comprehensive organizational
performance measurement process.
Performance is measured
in eight key areas: physical security
and property protection; clearance rate and property recovery;
response time to calls for service; crime prevention; traffic
control; personnel and administration; special events;
financial management. Overall, there are thirty-seven specific
measurements within these Key Result Areas.
our department utilizes quarterly measurements to determine
the actual organizational workload. Specific
areas measured include calls for service; telephone calls
processed; reported crimes; arrests; traffic citations
issued; reports processed; and, security and community outreach
The Field Operations Division consists of the Patrol Bureau,
Investigations Bureau and the Events bureau. The Field operations
Division primarily represent the uniform and investigative
personnel of the police department. For most of 2004, Field
Operations experienced some degree of staffing challenges
due to vacancies, extended injuries/illnesses and retirements.
The Patrol Bureau provides primary and traditional law enforcement
services to the Berkeley Campus and nearby community. Services
are delivered through a combination of mobile patrols (car,
motorcycle and specialized vehicles), bicycles, foot patrol
and directed patrol activities. The Division serves an estimated
average daily population of 50,000 people, including over
9,000 residents of campus residential facilities.
In 2004 Patrol Officers made over 900 arrests, issued more
than 1,800 citations for vehicle code violations, and wrote
2,161 Field Interview Cards. In addition, officers documented
448 assists to other law enforcement agencies
The Department continues to use a "Patrol Services Survey",
sent to a randomly selected group of people who have received
our services. Those surveyed include crime victims, suspects,
witnesses, reporting parties, arrestees, and others. Survey
results are used to monitor "customer satisfaction"
of the services UCPD provides to the community. Consistently,
20% of the responses are completed and returned to UCPD. Those
responses continue to reflect 94% positive feedback about
Patrol officers received several written commendations for
a variety of activities during 2004. Many of these commendations
were from citizens expressing their appreciation for assistance
received in a "highly professional", and "compassionate"
manner. Several officers were recognized for making excellent
arrests. Officers responded to and handled a variety of calls
for service and in-progress crimes, from arresting robbery
and burglary suspects to preventing a suicide by talking a
student off of the 8th floor balcony rail at Barrows Hall.
The Division continues to staff the joint UCPD - Berkeley
Police Telegraph Avenue Patrol (TAP), which started in 1970
and is our oldest joint policing program. Due to budget restrictions,
the TAP was reduced to two University Police Officers and
two City of Berkeley Officers working in teams to provide
a specialized, high visibility community directed patrol service.
The TAP uses a multi-partnership approach to solve problems
identified by the Community. Officers assigned to Telegraph
Avenue patrol by bicycle and on foot. TAP draws upon the services
of Public Works, Mental Health professionals, social out-reach
programs and the Community to resolve issues and crime related
The explosive ordinance device (EOD) canine program, begun
in 2001, continues to be a popular program with the campus
community and provides a valuable public safety and security
function. Our EOD canines provided security sweeps at numerous
campus gatherings, VIP/dignitary visits, and daily security
checks of the campus mailrooms. In 2004, the EOD canine program
provided over 22 sweeps at events on campus.
to patrol duties, Patrol personnel actively
serve the Department in other areas. They provide certified
for in-service training and to outside agencies in a variety
of programs including: firearms training, weaponless defense,
impact weapons, first aid, crowd control and community policing.
Bureau personnel also supervise and serve on our Negotiations
and Entry Team (NET), Bomb Squad, and the Special Response
Unit, which includes Dignitary Protection and a specialized
The Patrol Bureau is responsible for the coordination
of mutual aid requests made by other University of California
local police agencies, and requests made under the California
Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Plan. UCPD responded to at
least 10 requests for Mutual Aid in 2004.
The Bureau coordinates,
directs and staffs our Building Watch Program. This program
is similar in purpose to municipal "Neighborhood
Watch Programs", but is modified to meet the needs
of the Campus Community. Each building is a unique "community" with
specific concerns and needs. Officers assigned to these
buildings work with Building Coordinators, students, staff
and faculty to identify problems, and find solutions.
Patrol Bureau provides staffing for a variety of on and
off campus public events. This requires coordination within
the University as well as with federal, state and local
agencies. Our special events range from athletic events
(300 to 85,000 spectators) concerts, dances, benefit events,
and Campus events, VIP visits, and other one-time activities.
The Patrol Field Training Officer Program (FTO) kept busy
newly hired officers as we hired officers needed
to meet our service commitments and special assignments.
The FTO program consists of FTO sergeant and 10 Field
officers. In 2004, the 15-week FTO program successfully
trained 9 of the 10 officers placed in the program. In 2004,
mandated a new format for FTO manuals. UCPD was the first
agency in the state to have the new manual completed and
The Patrol Corporal program continues to be successful
in developing our officers by giving them supervisory experience
as well as insight into the responsibilities of being a patrol
supervisor. The five corporals in the program provided
coverage for patrol sergeant vacancies, conducted briefings,
line-up training, reviewed reports, conducted uniform
equipment inspections, complaint intakes and submitted end-of-watch
notes to our command staff.
A Sergeant and 4 Detectives staff the Criminal Investigations
Bureau. The Bureau is responsible for initiating investigations
as well as follow-up investigations from cases generated
Patrol Bureau for all University properties and the Office
of the President facilities.
The Bureau works closely with
other University departments
who have uncovered criminal activity during the course
routine audits and inspections. The Investigative Bureau
detectives handled an average caseload of 25, served
16 search warrants
and closed over 100 cases in 2004.
Our Threat Management
Unit reviews all cases involving threatening behavior,
including stalking, intimidation, and harassing
telephone calls, e-mails, or letters, as well as cases of
domestic violence. The Unit also provides training both
the Department and to the campus community on these topics.
The Security Patrol Officer Program (SPO) provides non-sworn,
uniformed officers to University facilities both on and off
central campus. Their primary responsibility is to provide
security, protecting University employees and safeguarding
property. Secondary roles and responsibilities include crime
scene video technicians, field evidence collection and special
event staffing. Currently the SPO program provides security
coverage at eight (8) sites with a staff of approximately
19 SPOs. The SPO supervisor reports directly to the Events
2004 continued to be a year of challenges
for the SPO program.
Most notable were issues surrounding budgetary concerns.
two years of budget reductions, the remaining UCPD funded
SPO security at the Northwest Animal (research) Facility
cut. The impending layoff of 4 SPO was circumvented when
temporary funding was identified from the Chancellor's
Office and the
Office of Animal Care. The budget cycle for 2005-06 will
focus on establishing permanent funding for this vital
The Residential Student Program (RSP) provides coordination,
liaison and support for University's Residential Student
programs (RSSP) in reducing crime in University residence
halls and family housing units. A police sergeant who works
closely with Residential and Student Services manages this
program. The RSP consists of the following components: Residential
Security Patrol Program, Security Monitor Program and Residential
Student Liaison Officer Program.
The Residential Security
Patrol Program utilizes Community
Service Officers and Security Patrol Officers to patrol
Family Living Housing sites. This year RSP continued its
contract of Security Patrol Officer service to the family
at University Village Albany (UVA). This full-time career
position has proven to be successful in providing high visibility
patrols and effective and consistent liaison between UVA's
residents, RSSP management, and the Police Department in
joint effort to enhance safety and reduce crime through community
oriented problem-solving philosophy. The main campus residential
housing units (Clark Kerr Campus and Units 1, 2, & 3)
utilize Community Service Officers to conduct patrols and
security checks during the evening hours.
Security Sergeant manages the Residential Family Living
Security Monitor Program. This program consists
of over 200 Security Monitors, who are assigned to each residential
housing unit. They monitor the primary entrances of each
unit by staffing a security desk. The security monitors
increase safety and security awareness, reduce vandalism,
residents a better sense of security and crime prevention.
This program and the Residential Security Patrol Program
each other and are critical to enhancing the safety and
security in and around the residential housing units.
individual student housing unit is assigned a Residential
Student Liaison Officer (RSL Officer/sworn Police Officer).
These Officers provided education and solutions to residential
security concerns by working closely with the Security
Coordinators, Security Monitors, Resident Assistants, and
Crime Prevention Safety Manuals were developed for Residential
Student Liaison Officers and Security Coordinators to assist
them with providing a consistent response to residents'
concerns regarding safety and security.
The RSL Officers
also increased crime prevention education in the residence
and University affiliated fraternity
and sorority houses. Outreach activities included workshops
in Accessing Emergency Services, Alcohol Abuse, Street
Domestic Violence, Child Safety, Pepper Spray brochures,
Personal Safety, Identity Theft, Hate Crime Prevention
Theft Prevention. Officers worked closely with the University
Administration to ensure compliance with alcohol education
and enforcement. The program provided over 16 safety and
security presentations to affiliated cooperative housing
houses, residence halls, and theme houses. The Residential
Security Sergeant worked closely with RSSP's Judicial
and Compliance Officer on issues and concerns relating to
conduct violations involving the University residential
A new procedure was implemented to target the concerns
of Housing residents' complacency and failure to vacate residence
halls during fire alarm activations. With cooperation and
approval from the Traffic Division of the Superior Court,
UCPD now enforces the state Fire Code by issuing citations
to residents who knowingly fail to vacate the buildings
fire alarm activation.
To provide additional support to the RSSP management and
increase safety and improve conduct compliance during RSSP
sanctioned events, the Residential Security Sergeant participated
in the annual Casino Night and Boat Dance. This involvement
was successful and beneficial in reducing alcohol related
incidents and conduct violations. The Residential Security
Sergeant also coordinated and conducted follow-up investigations
of crimes committed in the housing units.
UCPD continues to lead and coordinate campus homeland security
response, and responds to the ongoing concerns of possible
terrorist activities. The Events Bureau Lieutenant is the
Homeland Security Coordinator and manages homeland security
strategies and responses. In addition to being the main contact
for terrorism issues, the lieutenant is responsible for
proposing, and implementing campus security measures &
policies; identifying and addressing campus vulnerabilities;
ensuring the police department and campus are aware of current
Office of Homeland Security (OHS) threat levels and that
appropriate notifications to the campus community and security
are in place; reviewing & disseminating Homeland Security
advisories from the various local, state, federal agencies
and anti-terrorism working groups to command staff and patrol
personnel; following-up and facilitating the reporting of
possible activities on campus believed to be terrorism related
or supporting terrorism to the local Joint Terrorism Task
Force; attending the Bay Area Threat Working Group (BATWnG),
the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center (CATIC)
other Anti-Terrorism meetings; and drafting, submitting,
and managing OHS grants.
This year UCPD submitted homeland
security grants, which
resulted in acquiring EOD response equipment for the UCPD
Bomb Unit, biological detection equipment for the campus
EH& S department and a radiological sealed source containment
safe for one of our campus labs. UCPD is also working with
the California Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation
as part of the Large Stadium Initiative to evaluate, recommend,
and implement security measures in an effort to harden the
stadium from potential terrorist acts. Individuals requesting
specific information regarding security measures and strategies
may contact Lieutenant Doug Wing.
The Events Bureau Lieutenant is the Special Events Coordinator
who works closely with other campus departments and student
groups to coordinate, plan, advise, and staff special events,
mutual aid requests, and VIP/dignitary visits. The Special
Events Coordinator provides full event services, which included
reviewing, approving, and processing over 1000 campus alcohol
requests. In 2004, the Special Events Coordinator began the
process of developing a Campus Events Policy and updating
the Campus Alcohol Policy.
This year the Special Events unit staffed and processed over
180 events on campus. These events consisted of several domestic
and foreign dignitary visits, controversial speakers, dances,
concerts, conferences, concerts, mutual aid requests, and
athletic events. Some of the visitors on campus consisted
of UN Ambassadors, Fmr. President Bill Clinton, Fmr. VP Al
Gore, Bill Gates, Mexico's President Zedillo, Taiwan Vice
President, Middle East Ambassadors, 1st. Lady of Argentina,
Richard Clarke, Ralph Nader, Daniel Pipes and numerous California
Due to the increased event activity and the responsibilities
of the Events Bureau Lieutenant, a Special Events Assistant
was hired to assist with special events and homeland security
staff work. This position has been invaluable to the Field
Operations Division, but specifically the Events Bureau in
processing, staffing, and billing events, homeland security
grant management, processing alcohol requests, maintaining
an events calendar, and providing support services to the
Field Operations Division.
2004 was a rebuilding and transition year for our Records
Unit. Two new employees were hired and trained, and we are
currently searching for a new Records Supervisor. Despite
these challenges, Records processed 5,565 Police Reports (down
1%), 2,161 Field Identification Cards (up 9%) and 1960 Moving
Vehicle and Bicycle Citations (down 18%).
In March 2004, UC Berkeley initiated a criminal background
screening process for defined sensitive Campus positions.
The added responsibility for conducting fingerprint checks
on potential candidates made a significant impact on the workload
of the Records Unit. The Records Unit processed 2,115 fingerprints
for UC employees, applicants and the general public. This
50% increase from 2003 (1,450) is a sustained increase for
two consecutive years. The Department utilizes the Identix
Fingerprint System, using Criminal and Applicant Live Scan
to process fingerprints.
Communications hired and trained four new dispatchers in
2004. All the employees showed great flexibility by frequently
schedules to meet the needs of the Department. Communications
handled over 13,402 9-1-1 calls (down 7%) and more than
incidents (up 11%) through our Computer Aided Dispatch
System. We are currently in the hiring process for two
The Public Safety Dispatchers continue to give excellent
service to our campus community. The coming year will provide
challenges as we approach the task of replacing 150 or
more radios and moving to a new frequency. We are also
with an East Bay Taskforce for Radio Interoperability,
a Homeland Security initiative to coordinate all public
communications. We look forward to providing even better
service to our community. Please view the Daily Activity
on the department web site. It can be viewed at http://police.berkeley.edu/.
The Security and Access Unit is responsible for the consistent
operation and reporting of all campus security alarms, video
systems and electronic access control systems. The unit has
continued to increase security in several critical areas
alarms, cardkey access, Cyber Key access and digital video
Two new buildings were added to the cardkey system
construction replaced one existing building in 2004. This
increased the number of cardkey access buildings by 3%,
bringing the total number of cardkey accessible buildings
to 39. In 2004, the Unit successfully added another cardkey
format to the system, which will allow for an unlimited
of keys to be issued in the future to faculty, staff, students
Alarms systems on campus decreased by
2% in 2004 for a total of 662 due to consolidations. This
year Security and Access increased the total
number of Police supported video systems by 10% with three
new or converted digital systems. The Unit handled over
for service and over 7,800 cardkey data entry updates from
campus departments in 2004.
We successfully rolled out a new
web based service request program called AskInfoSys to
assist the campus community
utilizing our services in all areas of the Unit.
The Community Service Officer (CSO) Program has been a primary
support unit to most other divisions within the department
for nearly 30 years. Staffed by a cadre of up to 70 part-time
student employees, CSOs have primary responsibility for
BearWALK Service (formerly the Night Safety Escort Program).
This program operates 365 days a year, and provided 7,036
escorts in 2004. As an ancillary function of the BearWALK
Service, CSOs conducted over 32,879 security checks while
not assigned to actual escort duties. These escorts and security
checks provide a high-profile uniformed presence during
hours of darkness, and positively impacted the perception
of safety for the entire campus community. The CSOs provide
additional services to the department, including:
- General patrol on foot and bicycle during both day and
- CSOs assist the Night Safety Program by operating a
door-to-door shuttle from 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM called the
- Hill Patrol (by vehicle and on foot) of the wooded, mountainous
area on the east end of campus by CSOs with special training
in 4 wheel drive operation, first-aid and fire suppression
during the high fire season in summer and early fall.
- Specialty functions, including support for Dispatching,
Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, the Records
Unit and providing security on a recharge basis to the
ASUC, Residential and Student Services, Intercollegiate
and Boalt Hall.
The CSO program is self-managed by three Program Coordinators
(PCs) responsible for Equipment and Records, Hiring and
and Operations. PCs report to the Crime Prevention and the
Community Service Officer Sergeant who is the Overall Program
A group of CSO supervisors reporting to the
PCs are responsible
for ongoing operations of the program. The CSO program
its own computer-assisted Dispatch Center for the BearWALK
Service during the academic year, and coordinates escorts
with the campus shuttle bus system to provide the most expedient
service to campus constituents.
CSO applicants go through
a rigorous selection and training program, including both
written and practical learning exercises
and testing. The CSO Program at Berkeley serves as a model
for similar programs throughout the United States.
The Crime Prevention Unit is responsible for providing continuing
education to our constantly changing campus community.
on the philosophy that everyone can help prevent crime, we
start with programs at all new student orientation sessions
and provide ongoing outreach to all members of our community.
A sergeant and one civilian employee staff the Crime Prevention
Unit (CPU). With special training in the prevention of
through environmental design, they are responsible for the
ongoing security of campus facilities through survey and
reviews for new and renovated structures. They closely
coordinate their activities with the Security and Access
Unit to ensure
that state-of-the-art technologies, including modern video
surveillance techniques, are employed in protecting University
The CPU takes a proactive approach to crime prevention
by monitoring ongoing events across the campus. Input from
in other divisions, as well as general crime trends, focus
CPU activities to deter and prevent criminal activity
The CPU is responsible for key control and monitoring compliance
with the Campus Alarm Policy. As part of the key control
all key requests from throughout the campus are reviewed
for the need of an appropriate signature authorization.
control function also coordinates re-keying requests and
monitors the return of lost campus keys. CPU processed
1,734 key requests
The CPU monitors all incoming email to the UCPD
general website and appropriately responds or distributes
units within the department. The CPU is also responsible
for the dissemination of Crime Alerts as required by the "Jeanne
Last year the Key Shop cut over 12,000 keys for the campus
community, while maintaining high standards for key control.
The University of California Bomb Team has national accreditation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Bomb Team has a long history of service to the University
of California Berkeley and the surrounding communities. The
Bomb Team has provided its services and expertise to the
greater Bay Area for 34 years. The Team has earned and received
national accreditation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In addition to the campus, the Team provides service to 29
different agencies with which UCPD has a Memorandum of Understanding.
These agencies include, Alameda County's northern cities,
the cities in Contra Costa County, the county of and cities
in Marin County, and the Golden Gate Division of the California
In 2004, the Team faced a less active year last year. Calls
for service decreased from 58 calls in 2003 to 39 calls in
2004, a 33% decrease in the number of calls for service.
The number of actual explosive/incendiary devices decreased
by 34%. In 2003, we rendered safe 119-explosive/incendiary
devices. In 2004, we rendered safe 82 explosive/incendiary
devices. In 2003, approximately 25 pounds of high explosives
were rendered safe. In 2004, approximately 10 pounds of high
explosives were rendered safe, a decrease of 60% of high
explosives rendered safe.
Post September 11, 2001, Bomb
Teams around the United States reported a temporary spike
in calls for services, and our
Team was consistent with that National Trend. According to
1999 Bomb Data Center (BDC) statistics, which are the
current records available, there were 736 Improvised Explosive
Devices (IEDs) recovered throughout the United States.
the average number of IEDs recovered from 1995 through 1999
(825) as a basis in projecting the trend from 2000 through
2004, we can safely say that our Team recovered over 10%
of the IEDs recovered throughout the United States.
2004, 23 of the total 39 calls for services were on the
UC Berkeley campus. In 2003, 36 of the total 58 calls
for service were on the UC Berkeley campus. In 2004, UC Berkeley
calls for service accounted for approximately 59% of
calls for service. In 2003, 67% of the calls for service
were on the UC Berkeley campus. For 2004, approximately
the on Campus calls were for actual explosive/incendiary
devices, while approximately 44% of the off Campus calls
In 2004, the Team received over 367 hours of training
and fulfilled the FBI mandated monthly training requirements.
We provided explosive awareness training to outside organizations
on 15 occasions. In 2004, no Team members were subpoenaed
to testify as an Expert Witness on bomb related matters.
The Team is staffed with a commander and six bomb technicians.
This number reflects the addition of one Certified Bomb Technician
The Marketing & Publications unit continues to provide
an extensive range of marketing support to the Public Safety
and Transportation department, including marketing planning,
design and production of print publications, maintenance
departmental web sites, outreach events, market research
surveys, sales promotions, signage programs, department
The unit produces the annual campus security
report publication, Safety Counts, along with many other
It maintains web sites for Public Safety & Transportation,
the Police Department, the Parking and Transportation department,
and the Office of Emergency Preparedness, among others. The
UCPD web site includes information on UCPD programs and
features like anonymous crime reporting (CalTip), a section
dedicated to Jeanne Clery Act compliance information, an
version of Safety Counts and campus crime alerts.
the Unit produced the UCPD Systemwide Annual report and
Crime Statistics, redesigned UC Berkeley's safety bulletin
series and improved distribution of safety information via
enhancements to Safety Counts.
In 2004, Berkeley conducted a joint terrorism response exercise,
Berkeley Alert II, involving the response to a detonated
dispersal device (dirty bomb). Participating agencies included
the UC Berkeley, the City of Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley
National Lab, Alta Bates/Summit Hospital, Bayer Health
the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory, and the State Department of Public
project involved over 250 participants and included the development
and activation of a Department Operations Center (DOC)
for the Public Affairs Department. The participating agencies
also developed and activated a
Information Center (JIC) to coordinate information release
during a disaster.
Efforts underway for the current year
include a campus-wide
earth quake response exercise: SHOCKWAVE 2005. In this
the EOC and nine DOC's will be activated to respond to a
simulated earthquake along the Hayward Fault.
installed additional speakers and amplifiers for its Alerting
and Warning System. This system, using
of radio-activated sirens placed atop key campus buildings,
was devised to rapidly alert the campus community and
essential information in an emergency. The siren capability
is linked to an emergency website (http://emergency.berkeley.edu/)
an 800 number (800-705-9998) and the campus radio station
(KALX 90.7 FM).
The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) assumed
responsibility for managing the Campus undeveloped lands
for wildfire mitigation.
In the past year, five major projects were accomplished:
two projects to remove 1800 eucalyptus trees from a 20
and three projects to remove 2700 trees and the clearing
of 29 acres of dense brush along a strategic ridgeline
OEP was awarded a $132,600 grant from US Fish and Wildlife
Service for additional fire management work in 2005-06.