|May 30, 2023|
Campus law enforcement takes on new form at UC Riverside
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – UC Riverside is taking a new approach to campus law enforcement.
Oscar Jacques is one of four campus safety responders who recently joined the UCR police department as part of a new team of non-sworn, unarmed safety professionals.
The tiered approach to safety no longer sends armed officers to every call.
Some students are unsure what to expect as Jacques, dressed in a tan knit shirt with his name and job title embroidered on his chest, and a police radio on his belt, approaches. He quickly explains how he’s part of the new program on campus, and hands out his card.
Jacques told a group of students “We’re trying to reimagine how we approach safety.”
Story Date: April 4, 2023