Reimagining UC Berkeley Campus and Community Safety Program

Program Overview

“We acknowledge that, over the years, the scope of law enforcement has grown, and it is time to re-assess it. We will focus the scope of police responsibilities on law enforcement, identifying opportunities to move responsibilities currently housed in the police department to other campus units, beginning with emergency management, Live Scan fingerprinting, access to buildings, and compliance with the crime reporting and transparency requirements of the Clery Act.

We will create a team of mental health professionals to serve as first responders in wellness checks and mental health emergencies in an effort to reduce the role of armed officers in non-criminal calls.

In order to make Sproul Hall an even more student-focused location, we will identify a site to which we will relocate the police department. We recognize that this area, so close to the front door and heart of the campus, can be made more welcoming.”

- Chancellor Christ 6/18/2020 email to campus

Program Team

  • Sponsor: Chancellor Carol Christ
  • Program Manager: Russ Ballati
  • Steering Committee: Marc Fisher, Khira Grisgavage, Ann Jeffrey, Margo Bennett
  • Change Manager: Chris DeMarco
  • Process Lead: Nick Endsley

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The Reimagining UC Berkeley Campus and Community Safety Program includes seven projects. Click on the particular project to learn more about its scope.