Q: How long have you been assigned to Dorsey?
A: For four and a half years.
Q: Prior to your assignment to Dorsey, what was your assignment?
A: I was assigned to an early morning patrol shift. I patrolled a wide range of areasfor emergencies or criminal activity between 9:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. I began thatposition three months after my probationary period with the department ended. Before joining the department, I was a Community Service Officer at California State Universityat Northridge.
Q: What kind of training do you have in law enforcement?
A: I am a graduate of California State University, Northridge, with a degree inCriminlogy. I attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy, and attend in-servicetraining on different law enforcement topics as required by the California Commission onPeace Officer Standards and Training.
Q: What are your duties as a Los Angeles School Police Officer?
A: My job is to enforce the law and keep students safe and secure. I investigatecrimes and make arrests. I also work with community organizations, such as CommunityBuild, which provides “eyes and ears” for students walking to and from school. I attendcommunity meeting so that I am kept abreast of problems in the community as theydevelop.
Q: What geographic area do you work in?
A: I am assigned to Dorsey High School, but I am authorized to travel anywherewithin the Los Angeles Unified School District as part of my duties. I generally patrol