Associate Director Receives CCUPCA “Award of Merit”
Associate Director Jeff Clark was selected on April 10th as a 2014 recipient of the “Award of Merit” from the California College & University Police Chiefs Association during its annual Conference in South Lake Tahoe, California. Jeff was recognized for his many contributions to the development of key initiatives within the Campus Safety Department and collaboration on projects that included partners in Student Affairs, Housing, Emergency Preparedness and Information Technologies as well as his many efforts in advancing public safety in the field of Higher Education.
In addition to his many years of service to the University, Jeff also completed a distinguished career in local and statewide law enforcement, and has helped greatly in developing the Campus Safety Department into a nationally-recognized organization.
The California College & University Police Chiefs Association (“CCUPCA”) represents the leadership among the law enforcement, security and safety organizations that serve and protect higher education campuses throughout California.
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University of La Verne Ranked Among Nation’s Safest College & University Campuses
The University of La Verne has been selected among the most secure colleges and universities in the United States for 2013.
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University of La Verne Campus Safety Department
The University of La Verne prides itself on having a safe and inviting campus that welcomes visitors for an afternoon or students for years of study. Campus Safety Officers are patrolling campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
About Campus Safety
Our Campus Safety Department serves as the first responders in emergencies both big and small. They protect people and property, faculty, staff, students and visitors, helping them feel secure. They control traffic at special events, monitor fire alarms, provide escort, and so much more.
Campus Safety Officers are non-sworn, civilian employees who have private person power of arrest. The officers have been trained by, and given the authority by, the La Verne Police Department to issue parking citations for violations of university parking regulations. The Director of Campus Safety has a direct liaison with administrative personnel of the La Verne Police Department and regular meetings are held each month to discuss problems of mutual concern. Our security department is dedicated to you so that your time on campus is welcoming and safe.
The University of La Verne Campus Safety Department consists of trained Campus Safety Officers, professional staff including an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and Student Assistants who are dedicated to provided security services and swift response to calls for assistance from our campus community and guests. Our dedicated security team patrols the campus and responds to emergencies. The University of La Verne requires all officers to complete training and receive certification from a California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Certified Academy in powers of arrest, search and seizure (832 PC), as well as obtain advanced certification from the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services to operate as a Campus Safety Officer. Additional training and certifications include advanced levels of Emergency Operations and Response Procedures, contained within the training courses offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Office of Emergency Services (OES), among others.
The Department of Campus Safety works with the cities of La Verne and its neighbors, the County of Los Angeles, the State of California, and various federal law enforcement authorities. These collaborative relationships help the Department of Campus Safety provide a safer university campus and more thorough and effective responses to concerns.
The Campus Safety Office is located in the Sports Science Athletic Pavilion (SSAP) Room E110. Campus Safety Officers carry a duty cell phone on them at all times. They can be reached by calling 909 208-4903, or, by dialing extension 4950 from any campus phone.
The Campus Safety & Transportation Department is fully dedicated to the University’s Mission to offer a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of traditional-age, adult, and graduate learners preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to life-long learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The Campus Safety & Transportation Department also shares and is committed to demonstrating the University’s Core Values of Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning, and Community and Civic Engagement.