Personal Safety and Security Services for BCC Students, Faculty and Staff

All crimes or suspected criminal activity occurring on Berkeley City College property during office hours should be reported to:


Security, (510) 981-2975


or by dialing ext. #2975 from any campus telephone or by using the “Emergency Phones” located in the classrooms and each of the restrooms on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th floor and in the restrooms located in the Atrium.



Berkeley City College is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The building is equipped with an alarm system that notifies the Berkeley Fire Department when unauthorized persons have entered the building.  All alarms are responded to by the Berkeley Fire Department.



The Peralta Community College District contracts its police services for Berkeley City College with Securitas Security Services.  The Security Officers are on duty Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Security services are provided on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.

On July 1, 1999, a Memorandum of Understanding was entered between Peralta Community College District regarding law enforcement responsibilities on properties owned, operated, controlled or administered by Berkeley City College in the City of Berkeley.

During regular business hours and non-hours of operation the Berkeley Police Department will have primary responsibility for the investigation of all crime occurring on Berkeley City College property in the City of Berkeley with respect to violent crimes as defined by the Cleary Act.

The Peralta Community College District has made the Alertify Mass Communication System services available to instantly reach students, faculty, and staff in cases of major or catastrophic emergencies.  Mass text alerts to the campus community members will be sent in cases of major or catastrophic emergencies affecting the Peralta Community District, in whole or in part.

Securitas Security Services maintains an incident log and reports all criminal activity to the appropriate law enforcement agencies at to the Business Manager of Berkeley City College. This information is compiled and the report is submitting annually to General Services.



If a crime happens to a Berkeley City College student who attends evening classes or Saturday classes on the U.C. Berkeley Campus, he/she should phone the U.C. Berkeley Police Department at (510) 642-3333.