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
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