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Police cars patrolling the campus.

Police cars patrolling the campus.

Eduardo Rosas

Eduardo Rosas

Police cars patrolling the campus.

By Alexandra Quinones, Austin Robertson, Marycruz Rivera, Eduardo Rosas, and Clare Wang

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Police cars patrolling the campus.


While communication is a vital part of maintaining safety, at Long Beach City College this has not been the case.

With the police relying on the people at risk to notify them of any suspicious actions or incidents, good communication has become the weak spot of maintaining safety at LBCC.

“See something, hear something, say something, we don’t mind going to take a look, at the end of the day it’s what we get paid for” Kevin Stinson, police officer on the Long Beach City College campus, said.

Students and staff are often unclear about police protocol and unsure about terms of security and public safety. Their extent of knowledge of LBCC’s security is limited to the occasional sign posted, patrol cars, and the emails occasionally received during more major events requiring heightened security and vigilance for the safety of the student body on campus.

“I called the police and said, ‘hey can you come by…there’s some kid drinking some…gin or vodka…but when they arrived, the kid had left already,” Student Information Specialist Elder Chan said. Other incidents similar to this had occurred, and Chan attributed this to a lack of focus on the Nordic Lounge and surrounding areas, where he works. This area tends to be a hotspot for public safety hazards due to the traffic that the area receives. Unlike many students, Chan believes that the police are not as reliable in potentially hazardous situations as they potentially could be

Despite this lack of information and communication, the students generally trust the campus security and have faith that the department can do its job effectively, with proper caution and decision-making skills. Generally, the students believe the campus to be quite safe.

“It’s pretty secure, yeah,” freshman Oscar Bañuelos said.

The LBCC police staff is made up of several experienced officers like Mr. Stinson, who has been at service for over 20 years. Although some officers have not been through the police academy like Stinson, every person on the security staff has received training.

While all the campus officers have their differences and are diverse, at the end of the day the all have the same goal: ensuring things run smoothly, and students feel safe.

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