LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Los Angeles-area police officers and LA County Sheriff’s deputies are planning an increased presence on school campuses in Southern California.
Officers and deputies who had previously simply cruised past schools are planning to include on-campus visits to their daily patrols beginning Monday (Jan. 7).
The day is the first that LA Unified School District students will be back in class since the school shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut.
Local plans call for officers from more than a dozen law enforcement agencies to make stops at nearly 600 LAUSD campuses.
In addition, dozens of private and charter schools have requested campus visits by law enforcement officers.