Saturday, December 05, 2009
UCLA Police Are Amazing
Los Angeles, CA—In the Village of Westwood sits the sprawling grand campus of UCLA. The community has their own force of trained, certified and well armed officers.
Although UCLA is generally a quiet place there can be days like when The King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s lifeless body was wheeled in and thousands quickly gathered and overwhelmed the campus. Student demonstrations and of course an occasional violent events challenges these officers. The UCLA cops are up to those chalanges and ready for almost anything.
This police department shares concurrent jurisdiction over the school and surrounding area. They don’t have a 911 call center bureaucracy like the LAPD. When citizens dial 310-825-4191 they get a real person, not a recording and the officers can be dispatched in an instant.
Thankfully, their resources are not spread so thin as the LAPD so they respond much sooner.
I remember an event about a year ago where a disturbed man fired shots on a street corner and these officers took him into custody without any violence. That took guts.
Tonight there was in progress police incident on Gayley Avenue. The campus cops quickly surrounded the building and detained two males for investigation. I have no doubt that these potential suspects will see a fair investigation as the public safety is insured. The efficiency and professionalism of these fine men and women of law enforcement deserve thanks.