Office of Emergency Management

Project Completed

Problem Statement

“Elements of our country’s law enforcement culture dehumanize some of the very people whose safety and wellness police officers are sworn to protect, especially the Black community. Here, on campus, we know and have acknowledged that we can and must do better to find new approaches to policing and community safety. “     - Chancellor Christ 6/18/2020 email to campus

Business Case

As part of the Reimagining UC Berkeley Campus and Community Safety Program, moving responsibility for the Office of Emergency Management to an alternative department to reduce the UCPD's responsibilities in areas not requiring its oversight.


  • Realign the Office of Emergency Management under the Vice Chancellor of Administration
  • Identify an alternative location for the Office of Emergency Management (contingent on the UCPD Relocation project outcome)

Project Leaders

  • Sponsor: Marc Fisher
  • Project Lead: Russ Ballati
  • Functional Lead: Alicia Johnson