Our primary function is to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff. Our police officers work directly with students, parents and staff members and monitor campuses on foot and in patrol vehicles. School police officers keep a watchful eye out for non-students, illegal drug and weapon activity, graffiti, vandalism and burglaries.
Every child has the right to learn in a safe and peaceful environment. The school police department works diligently with administrators, parents and local authority to ensure that our campuses are a safe, secure place for our students to learn free from crime, vandalism and violence. The safety of our children near school campuses and while walking to and from school is an important factor to all parents. To ease these concerns, the school police department works to ensure that traffic flow on and around our school campuses is safe and orderly and that state and local traffic laws are obeyed. This is done through public education, and when necessary, through traffic enforcement and citations.
Student activities, school bus stops, student walking routes, ect. often take students away from the school grounds and into the community. The authority given to school police officers by the penal code extends our peace officers powers anywhere in the state of California. As such, school police officers are often seen working off campus and in the community.