Safety & Security


Berkeley Law Safety and Security Plans


Berkeley Law is committed to maintaining a safe and healthful work environment for each employee. The Emergency Action Plan helps building occupants prepare for an emergency. The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) helps establish a framework for identifying and correcting workplace hazards.

Disaster Recovery


Disaster recovery is a two-step process. The first stage is the immediate response to the emergency, which involves search and rescue, first aid and medical triage, and facilities safety inspections, among other things. The second stage is the resumption of UC Berkeley’s business of teaching and research.

  • UC Berkeley’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works collaboratively to plan and prepare the campus for emergencies, educate about preparedness, and coordinate response and recovery. 

Campus Safety Siren (Alerting and Warning System)


The Alerting and Warning System (AWS) is a network of safety sirens and communications links that warn and inform the community of what to do in an emergency or disaster. The University of California, Berkeley has four hazard warning sirens strategically located on campus to cover the main campus and adjacent campus facilities.

Night Escort Service


The UC Police Department offers uniformed, radio-equipped and trained walking escorts to nearby residences, public transportation, or parking facilities during the evening hours. Program boundaries are Cedar (N), Prospect/Highland Place (E), Parker (S), and Shattuck (W). To request an escort, call 642-WALK (9255). For more information, visit the UCPD Night Escort Service web page.

Public Safety


The University has information and resources for a variety of safety related issues such as use of drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, threatening or harassing behavior, and hate crimes.

Emergencies (including After-Hours)


Dialing 9-1-1 on any campus phone and any pay phone (no coins needed) on campus property, or pushing the red button on any campus emergency (Code Blue) phone will connect the caller directly into the UC Police Department’s 24-hour Communication Center and be handled immediately. If calling from a cellular phone, the emergency line is 642-3333. An emergency can be an in-progress crime or incident, or an immediate public safety issue, including hazardous materials spills.


Other Resources


Office of Environment, Health and Safety
UCPD Crime Alerts
UCB Police News E-Mail List (Crime Alerts)