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GENERAL DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The El Camino College Police Department is a State certified P.O.S.T. law enforcement agency that provides police and safety services to the El Camino College community.

The Police Department has a staff of approximately 40 full-time and part-time employees who are dedicated to making El Camino College a safe and welcoming environment.

The Police Department is located at the corner of Redondo Beach Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd. in Parking Lot K and is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that fully subscribes to the standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Officers receive the same basic training as city or county law enforcement agencies throughout the state, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus community.

Police Officers regularly attend advanced officer training courses to keep them current with the latest law enforcement practices and methods and to meet statewide P.O.S.T. training requirements.

The El Camino College Police Department has adopted the Community Oriented Policing Philosophy throughout our organization. We believe that this policing style and philosophy has made us more effective in policing the campus community and with meeting the needs of our community.

The department also employs part-time student workers (Police Cadets) who provide a wide variety of support services that assist the police department in providing quality law enforcement services to the campus community.

Some of these services include securing and un-securing of facilities, picking up found property, making student notifications, parking enforcement, operating the campus courtesy shuttle and assisting the public at the front desk of the Police Department.

El Camino College was one of the first California Community Colleges in the State to form and maintain a P.O.S.T., California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission certified Police Department.

The Police Department works very closely with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies so that we can maintain effective communications and coordinate our efforts to provide quality police and safety services.

We believe that by working in partnership with the campus community we can be more effective in making El Camino College a safe environment for our students, staff and visitors.

We have always enjoyed an excellent relationship with the campus community that we serve. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.

 Last Published 6/15/10