LA school police collaborate with tech developer on safety assessment
While LA Unified may still be struggling to integrate its iPads and other digital devices into the classroom, its police department has found a few useful things to do with theirs. Members of the Los Angeles School Police Department, working collaboratively with Haystax Technology, developed a school safety assessment tool that specially trained officers are using...
By Craig Clough | September 16, 2015
VIDEO: Protesters want LA Unified police to demilitarize
A small but loud group from The Labor Community Strategy Center’s Fight for the Soul of the Cities and Community Rights Campaign protested outside of LA Unified headquarters yesterday, demanding that the LA School Police Department give up any military weapons it received through the Pentagon’s controversial 1033 Program. Check out the attached video for highlights...
By Craig Clough | December 19, 2014
Group to protest LA school police department’s military weapons
The Strategy Center’s Fight for the Soul of the Cities and Community Rights Campaign is holding a rally and press conference outside LAUSD headquarters at 4 p.m. to protest the Los Angeles School Police Department’s possession of military-grade weapons. Earlier this fall, media around the country began to focus on the Pentagon’s 1033 Program in the...
By Craig Clough | December 18, 2014
LA Unified board considers more money for MiSiS, classrooms, cops
* UPDATED There’s another LA Unified School Board meeting tomorrow, which means there’s another round of requests for boat loads of money. The board will consider a a $12.1 million MiSiS bailout to pay for overtime costs, additional training and staffing, third party oversight and general customer support. The money will be siphoned from bond construction...
By Vanessa Romo | December 8, 2014
Magazine ranks Los Angeles School Police Department No. 1
The Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) has been named No. 1 in Security magazine’s rankings of the K-12 education sector for the fifth straight year. The magazine analyzed key factors such as active shooter training, asset and theft protection and cyber security in assessing the security forces around the nation’s schools. “This honor could not have...
By LA School Report | November 13, 2014
With budget boost, LAUSD police gearing up for new year
A budget increase of $4 million is enabling the LASPD, the police force that serves LA Unified, to build on the safety practices the department began implementing last year. The additional funding came as a result of a growing number of school shootings across the country, including the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut,...
By Yana Gracile | July 16, 2014