What we need are trained, armed personnel in schools at all times, but this is a start. And in L.A., no less.
[typography font="Ubuntu Condensed" size="24" size_format="px"]Chief Beck Wants To Start Program Where Officers Visit Schools At Least Once Per Day[/typography]
Speaking at a graduating class of nearly 500 police cadets, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck reflected on the shooting massacre in Connecticut.
He told CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Kara Finnstrom that he wanted to implement a new program where officers would check in to elementary and junior high schools at least once a day.
Beck told Finnstrom he’s working out the logistics with School Superintendent John Deasy. He also hopes to extend the program to private schools.
“I’m going to use all 10,000 Los Angeles police officers. We won’t be there all the time — but no one will ever know when we will be there. I don’t want anyone to think they can walk into a school in Los Angeles and be immune from the police. Cause you won’t be.”