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April 20, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
UC Davis announced Thursday that it has appointed a new chief to head its campus police force for at least a year and to help guide it past the controversies stemming from last November's pepper-spraying of student demonstrators by its officers. Matthew Carmichael, who has been acting chief since November and a lieutenant on the campus force for a decade before that, was sworn in for a yearlong term, UC Davis officials said. The school said it would launch a national search later for a longer-term chief.
April 8, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
A massive celebration broke out on the Connecticut campus Monday night and into Tuesday morning following the Huskies' 60-54 victory over Kentucky for the NCAA mens' basketball championship. You know how these things often go. Most of the students probably were just enjoying themselves, basking in the aftermath of their team's unlikely run through March Madness. “By far, most of our students have conducted themselves safely and responsibly,” UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor said Tuesday morning.
March 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Cal State Northridge police officers conducted room-by-room searches of a dormitory this week after receiving reports of a gunman. No gunman was found. Campus police spokeswoman Christina Villalobos said that the first of several calls came into the dispatch center at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday. The callers said a man with a gun was seen running into one of the buildings in University Park Apartments, which houses about 2,000 students. Villalobos says officers arrived within three minutes and called the Los Angeles Police Department for backup The search was called off about 2 a.m.
December 13, 2013 | By Paul Pringle
Two San Pedro schools got a brief scare Friday when they were placed on lockdown after campus police received a report of a suspicious person who might be armed with a gun, officials said. A search of Dana Middle School and San Pedro High School found no such person, said Monica Carazo, a Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman. The lockdowns began about 3:20 p.m. and were lifted within 40 minutes, she said. “We had gotten the report right around dismissal time, so things got a little crazy,” Carazo said.  No one was hurt, she added.
September 16, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
Campus police in the South Orange County Community College District will get new weapons under a $19,000 plan approved Monday by trustees. In a 4-to-1 vote, trustees approved upgrading campus police weapons from .38-caliber revolvers to 9-millimeter semiautomatic handguns. Campus police officials said the upgrade, endorsed by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, is necessary because the 15-year-old revolvers in use lack safety devices.
November 22, 1992 | AURIANA KOUTNIK
Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Donald G. Phelps has announced that he has formed a committee to review the function and effectiveness of the district's campus police departments. The committee, headed by district Vice Chancellor Neil Yoneji, will study the economic effect of campus police on the district, Phelps said Wednesday at a district Board of Trustees meeting.
December 16, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Schools Supt. Roy Romer said Thursday that he would appoint a panel of "prominent citizens with expertise in police matters" to review the findings of an internal investigation into whether a campus police officer used excessive force while restraining a student last week. Romer announced his plans after watching a televised video of the officer pinning a student to the ground and twice hitting him in the face during a melee at a South Los Angeles high school.
April 3, 1985 | Adrianne Goodman
Cal State Fullerton campus police and the Fullerton Police Department have agreed informally that city police will automatically refer nuisance complaints against university fraternities to campus security officials. The agreement comes in the wake of increasing numbers of complaints from residents living near the university's fraternity row, two blocks north of the campus, that fraternity members litter their property, park on their streets and make too much noise.
September 20, 1992 | AURIANA KOUTNIK
Campus police at Pierce College exchanged their khaki clothes for more traditional blue uniforms and painted their formerly white cars black and white this semester, and the greater visibility apparently has paid off. Crime and traffic violations are down, said Police Capt. Ken Renolds, who heads the Pierce police force.
After more than six months of debate, the Cerritos College Board of Trustees has rejected a plan to allow school police to carry guns on the 21,500-student campus. The seven-member board Tuesday voted 5 to 2 against arming the 16-squad police force. Board President Mark Durant, a former campus security guard, and board member John Moore cast the dissenting votes. "Are we going to wait until someone is killed before we arm them?" Durant asked.
December 2, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A male student at UC San Diego was slashed in the neck Monday night in an unprovoked attack by what witnesses described as a knife-wielding transient, authorities said. Campus police and San Diego police were scouring the La Jolla campus on foot and by helicopter after the attack, which occured about 7 p.m. near Center Hall.The suspect was described as a 5-foot-4, thin white male in his 50s with a bushy beard. The student's injuries were described as non-life threatening.
November 24, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Civil rights leaders want prosecutors to bring more serious charges against three white students accused of repeatedly abusing a black freshman at San Jose State University. The students currently face misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges for allegedly forcing their 17-year-old black roommate to wear a bicycle lock around his neck and taunting him with racial slurs that referred to slavery. On Saturday, the president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime and false imprisonment charges in the case.
November 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The L.A. County District Attorney's office has not made a decision yet on whether to file charges against UCLA offensive lineman Torian White, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. White was taken into custody early Sunday at an apartment complex on Glenrock Avenue near UCLA after campus police responded to a call about 3 a.m. of a disturbance there, officials said. Prosecutors received the case from UCLA police but said further investigation would be needed, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
November 5, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
In the end, there was no gun, no violence, no shots fired, no victims, no angry manifesto -- just a massive police response and a big campus scare at Central Connecticut State University, all prompted by a student's Halloween costume on Monday. Senior David Kyem, 21, the son of a professor at the New Britain school just southwest of Hartford, apologized for the confusion, and said he was wearing his costume because he couldn't fit all of it into his backpack. He was dressed as Snake Eyes from the "G.I.
October 23, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Long Beach City College will offer two sessions this winter -- one charging $46 per unit, the other $225 per unit -- in the first test of a new state law designed to help students graduate more quickly, officials announced Wednesday. The legislation, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, creates a pilot program for six community colleges, including the Long Beach campus, to charge higher tuition in summer and winter for such hard-to-obtain classes as college algebra, history and English that students need to graduate and transfer.
October 22, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and rape at Grossmont College in El Cajon, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. Anthony Washington, a nonstudent, was arrested by campus police and confessed that he had attempted to attack a female student about 11 a.m., the Sheriff's Department said. He was booked into county jail. The attacker held a knife to the woman's throat as she got into her car in the campus parking lot, the Sheriff's Department said.
In an effort to curb rising crime rates on the county's community college campuses, trustees have decided to spend an extra $280,000 to add police officers. Agreeing that campus security is a top priority, the Ventura County Community College District board voted unanimously late Tuesday to hire eight campus police officers. "We've got to do it around the clock with as many officers as possible," said trustee Bob Gonzales, who is also Santa Paula's police chief.
October 7, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A series of assaults on female students at Cal State Northridge, including one on a woman who used a stun gun to escape, has prompted school officials to paper the campus with fliers seeking more information. The latest incident occurred about 8 a.m. Saturday when a female student awoke in her dorm room to find a man standing over her and touching her bare leg. The man -- described as black, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with short black hair --  took the woman's wallet and some documents before running out of the room on the third floor of the University Park Apartments, CSUN police told KTLA-TV Channel 5 . On Oct. 2, a female student used a stun gun to escape after four men cornered her near the apartment complex's mailroom at 10:40 p.m. "The victim became frightened, pulled out a stun gun and stunned one of the suspects," CSUN police said.
September 21, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe
A new agreement to limit the role of Pasadena police on school campuses marks a California milestone in the national movement to minimize student encounters with the criminal justice system, advocates say. As school districts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and elsewhere grapple with rising concerns about police actions on campuses, Pasadena officials have agreed to handle all but the most serious offenses with school-based disciplinary actions...
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